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

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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3.7
wilderthanyou (758) - Guelph, CANADA - FEB 27, 2010
Why the low scores? This stuff is pretty good, certainly better than 3.2. Pours golden honey with a short lived white cap. The aroma is a pleasant surprise, I generally find us Canadians to be having a hard time with that hoppy, resinous, grapefruit, citrus smell we all love, but it seems Great Lakes has managed to pull it off, with a nice malty baseline to boot (and yes, buttery movie theatre popcorn diacetyl.)(dieuduciel makes the best hop forward beer in canada I think). The flavour pretty much delivers whats promised with the aroma, citrusy, hop goodness, not over the top, not to hot, not to cold, just right, with a bit of a balancing act with the malts, sort of tastes like malt extract, but it manages to do the job moderately well. I see what people are saying about Diacetyl (if you don’t know what that is go here: http://beerme.com/diacetyl.php) And yeah, it’s a bit of a buzz kill. But 3.2......REALLY?

3.7
back (2266) - Holstebro, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Gylden klar skum hvid mellen Citrus grape malt korn Bitter meget sød lidt Vandede livlig @f1/far ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
Benzai (16933) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2014
50cl can shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. Hazy yellow color, medium sized white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma has malts, spruce, resin. Taste malts, resin, hops, bitter. Way more resin than I’d expect from an APA. I like it though.

3.7
Cuso (8959) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
Can kindly donated by Netty, many thanks. Unclear orange golden color with medium persistent white head. Nice piney, citrus hoppy aroma. taste, solid malty base followed by nice portion of hops with grapefruit, pines, grapefruit zest, lemon. Nice long hoppy bitter finish. Good.

3.7
TomTron (462) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 18, 2014
From le can. Yellowish orange pour with a decent, white head. Aromas of tropical fruit and pine. Creamy texture and has that nice balance of crisp hops and some faint malty sweetness. One of the better Canadian beers I have tried, and it comes in a pretty bad ass can.

3.7
biirusaikou (2705) - - NOV 10, 2014
Nice citrus/pine hop bouquet with a good caramalt backbone, fruity bitter finish. Tried both can and draft, nice crisp, a solid Ontario APA.

3.7
daniel0017 (457) - Yukon, CANADA - SEP 2, 2015
Eyes tell me it’s clear Golden and fizzy and got some bubbles. Nose smells me grapefruit, varied citrus, choicest peppery hops and a quality malt arrangement. Mouth confirms that which nose reports, rejoices at bitter sweet harmony. Palate is refreshed and thanks GLB. Wonderful. Bravo.

3.7
deepeary (405) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
Fresh can from the brewery. Nose is grapefruit, pine and floral hops. Same notes on the taste. Moderate bitterness. Thin body. Very balanced and easy drinking. Nice hoppy quaffer.

3.7
QcBeer (200) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Une bière de bucheron. Arome de pamplemousse, citron et légèrement épineux! En bouche, semblablement la même chose, et goût fruité acide, floral... Moyenne amertume qui perdure sous des notes malté et fruité!

3.7
Gluepot (759) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2017
Is it cheating to make a solid, refreshing IPA, and then call it a pale ale to make it even more impressive? Refreshing and fresh hop profile plays bigger than the listed 35 ibu. Bready malt and a touch of soapiness round it out, with strong effervescence adding to the drinkability.


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