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Brewed by Great Lakes Brewery (Ontario)
Style: American Pale Ale
Etobicoke, Canada

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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Its been said that Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity. This beer doesnt help much with that crisis. From the fiercely irresponsible stereotypical image on the front of the can to the distinctly American style of the beer inside it weve really made a mess of things. What have we done? Sorry.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Copper orange in colour with a large and long lasting white coloured head, excellent lacing. Aroma is floral and grassy, some soap, quite fresh, some peppery spiciness. Flavour is moderately bitter, floral, glassy, light lemon citrus, some soap bitterness. Bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, bitter and rather dry.

A nice offering from Great Lakes but could use a larger body though.

650ml bottle purchased at the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.
Opened on March 4, 2010.
No date.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Golden color , little cloudy , small fizzy head. Fresh hay nose, very fruity nose. Light hoppy taste , nicely balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rejtable (2565) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
Pretty solid Pale Ale. At first, right out of the fridge it tasted like those pine tree air fresheners. After getting to a better temperature the citrus came through, although Im still getting some pine-y aromas. Still, good hops without a pile of complexity which is probably what its supposed to deliver. Good stuff overall.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2011 (2/20/2010) 650 mL bottle. Bronze with a nice fluffy white head. Ive been reading about this one. I see that some people get diacetyl, and some people dont. I did. Its there in the aroma, and its there, to a lesser degree, in the flavour. In this beer, it takes the form of cracker jacks. Certainly not a drain pour, but it spoils what otherwise seems to be an solid beer. Lots of fresh Cascade flavour, nice bitterness. Body seems a little sweet and thin, perhaps. I want to like this one. Maybe they rushed it. Re-rate. 473 mL can. Pale bronze orange with as nice a head as Ive ever seen on a pale ale. Lotsa grapefruit, apricot and pineapple in the aroma. Excellent. Nice hop flavour with some malt. Not too sweet, which is good. Id like to see just a touch more bitterness in the finish. Just a wee touch. The finish is a little thin. Or somethingMuch improved, though.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2493) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
Bottled sample. Clear pale orange in colour with fairly strong carbonation. Aromas are a mix of pale and crystal malt, along with some fresh cut wood and faint sweet orange. Wood and caramel elements come through strongest in the mouth, but the leafy citric hops are still in play (albeit in qute a gentle way). Medium bodied with a bit of woody bitterness. A bit tame, but still pretty drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2483) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
The pour is a light golden-orange with a finger of dense yellowish head. The nose has a juicy citrus hop with a lovely lemon and grapefruit notes. A light caramel and bready malt. Lovely taste with a huge citrus hop and NW hop presence. A surprising malt presence in the taste with a sweet caramel and toasty bread notes. Overall, a refreshing and tasty pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adamnowek (2481) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2015
Really strong taste of caramel on this one. Tastes like a good pale ale but has a bitter bite at the end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (2480) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 20, 2015
CAN 473 ml from bunget. Hazy golden, white frothy head. Moderate intensity aroma of tropical fruit, sweet citrus, a bit of dank, some caramel. The taste starts sweet, somewhat empty in the middle, CO2, clean moderately bitter finish. Quite nice, a bit too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2012
Diolch JoeMcPhee. Golden copper with a grand frohg whitr head. Grapefruit hop aroma. Lovely refreshing brew. Crisp hop, fruit goodness. Not to in your face, but rather subtle, delicate and very enjoyable. As crazy as Canada gets, but very nice indeed.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DeanF (2447) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2011
Okay gold body with decent carbonation and head. Plenty of heavy hops on the nose, clouding out all else. Flavour is overbearing hops to the extreme with just a hint of grains. Thats not a bad thing however. This is very good for a pale ale, reminds me of a better homebrew instead of a badly executed macrobrew.


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