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

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RATINGS: 218   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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4.5
bortology (35) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
Interesting. I was not sure what to make of the name. I get that you are Crazy, mad, insane, ect and that makes it hoppy.... This is a nice pale ale session beer.

4.5
Tricker (419) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Bière blonde de 5.2 % d’alcool. Elle possède un beau petit col mousseux et laiteux au versement. Elle possède un odorat amer de pamplemousse. Son goût est prenant, mélange de fruits de la passion et de pamplemousse. Elle garde son amertume en finale et celle-ci reste en bouche. Cependant, son aspect fruité la rend très agréable. Vraiment très bonne !

4.3
jjasonf (2) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 20, 2011 does not count
It’s now in cans. This is a well hopped beer with smooth aftertaste. The aroma is relatively mild for a pale ale, but the hops make a strong impression on the tongue.

4.3
Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
A very greasy looking can fools you of what is inside. I guess had the older looking version. Pours a light amber with a white head. Aroma is of pine,citrus, tropical hops, and mango . Tastes of pine, citrus, light resin, bread, and mango. Has a light body with average carbonation and light bitterness. A superb beer, good thing they changed the look of the can.

4.2
Papillon (424) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
473 mL Can. Deep gold body with a rich foamy and tenacious white head that leaves a set of foamy ribs on the side of the glass as it is sipped. Pungent resiny hops and a hint of grapefruit rind and a soupçon of spruce make up the aroma. Pale malts and resiny hops dominate in the flavor; resiny hops and grapefruit rind in the aftertaste and finish. A fine Canadian brew that I’ll ask for more of.

4.2
torontosudz (6) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
very nice, drinkable IPA - perfect amount of bitterness and wonderful fresh aroma. slightly danky aftertaste but in a good way.

4.2
UXO (1922) - CANADA - OCT 25, 2014
Pours clear medium gold with two fingers of fluffy white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, patchy lacing (4/5). Nose is bright citrus and mango, light resin and pine, with a light caramel and bready malt background (8/10). Taste is low sweetness and moderate to strong citrusy bitter, building pepperiness (8/10). Light to medium body, moderate to low sustained carbonation, lingering bitter finish (5/5). Another light(er), easy-drinking APA/IPA. Lighter and without the slight harshness of, for example, My Bitter Wife - but also not a DIPA, and with the associated significantly lower ABV. Loads of juicy, citrusy hops make this a very enjoyable and well-behaved thirst quencher. Well worth the cognitive dissonance detailed on the back of the can - a “fiercely irresponsible stereotypical image” on the can, but a “distinctly American style” of beer inside it. I’ll deal with my national identity crisis while I enjoy the beer. Sorry. (17/20)

4.2
BeerforMen (5) - Oakville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2017 does not count
Go to Pale Ale. Well balanced, hop intense ale with the right amount of carbonation.

4.1
Ontbeertaster (3208) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2012 Crispy clean taste, pours a pale yellow, very hoppy smell and a hoppy taste, pretty citrusy, you can really taste the cascade come through and it has a good finish. Good offering Rerate: cask version the canculkhead or some like that was awesome, the flavour was really smooth and lots of hoppiness, really nice

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?


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