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

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unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 218   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It’s been said that “Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.” This beer doesn’t 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 – we’ve really made a mess of things. What have we done? Sorry.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BytownJon (64) - Ontario, - FEB 11, 2013
REALLY enjoyed this one. Maybe simplistic, but looked and tasted like a wheatbeer crossed with the hoppy IPA. Malty and spicy at first, but then just enough tartness to clean your palate. Not too heavy and not bloaty aftertaste.


2.5
chris__hartley (449) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2017
It pours orangey amber; the head is off white and foamy. The aroma has notes of: faint pineapple, and slight pine. The taste is medium bitter. The palate is light bodied with medium carbonation, and has a medium finish. Overall, incredibly forgettable.

4
azzurro (423) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2017
Tries this one after baseball tonight. I was really impressed with the taste and the balance. A nice 'IPA'. Saw an article about this one on the LCBO website.

3.2
Cartoonkhaki (1316) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2017
Cloudy orange colour with light head. Aroma is very faint what is there is light floral. Clean hop flavour and light bitter. Decent body.

4.1
ConJoJohn (30) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2017
This beer has an aroma bursting with tropical citrus flavours. By far the best part of the drink, and it’s just too bad the smell isn’t as strong upon letting it sit. Pours a nice cloudy yellow, though with minimal head and little lacing. Taste is pleasant, but it’s very subtle. Not much there. Palate is clean and thin, just the way I like my pale ales. Great beer, overall. Poured from a can into that good old Heineken glass. ... Whose Heineken glass is it?

3.6
mathieuc (4000) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 17, 2017
March 2017 can picked up at LCBO in Ottawa so relatively fresh. Pours a clear golden with a medium white head leaves pretty nice lacing. Nose is of hops for sure but not in the flamboyant manner most modern APAs showcase them. Fruity but not juicy and far from grassy. Citrusy and piny. Taste is not quite dry but far from sweet with some cereals and more of the fruity hops. Light to medium bitterness. Body is light to medium, carbonation moderately high. Overall a more than fair pale ale that is just "oldschool" now but not overly so (no big caramel, whew!).

3.8
ChadPoole (479) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2017
Pours hazy gold with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit and pine. Flavours the same as aroma with a good balance of sweet and bitter hops. Nice clean enjoyable beer.

3.5
JamesChamp (37) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2017
GLBs Canuck pale ale available year round at many LCBOs in tall cans 473ml for about $2.80. also available at the brewery on Toronto’s west borough Etobicoke. Good pale ale, nice flavour’s. Enjoy this beer when having some pre drinks with friends.

3.9
GlennHendry (506) - OSHAWA, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2017
Grapefruit and a little pine meld with some bready malts. Fruity and hoppy and damn tasty. I’m surprised I have never rated this before.

2.9
BrewWhatIWant (296) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2017 Pours hazy light amber with a fluffy white head. Aroma is grapefruit and light malt. Taste is slightly bitter with notes of grapefruit rind, pine and grains. In the finish there’s some citrus and onion. Light body and medium-high carbonation. Although it’s called Canuck pale ale, it’s very much a west coast apa. It’s not really my thing.

3.4
Crockett (1127) - Southampton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2017
Pours honey gold, mild haze. Big bubbly white head. A bit of sudsy lace. Nose of cedar, pine needles, grapefruit. Flavour carries a lot of the same, with notes of burnt grass hops, better than average citrus, with traces of peach and bubblegum. Quite clean, with minimal graininess. Alcohol is well hidden. Lots of peppery carbonation. Head retention could be better. Carries more bread than expected through the muted finish. Decent beer.


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