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

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RATINGS: 221   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WilderPegasus (33) - - JAN 2, 2013
473 ml can. Nice citrus flavour with bready malts and hoppy bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CraftBeerNick (2211) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Can at home, 10th May 2013. Lovely pale ale, very pleasant taste taste, really sessionable pale ale, well put together

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
97hill (164) - - JUN 28, 2014
a can from the LCBO, must admit the new "art" can caught my eye. I know I have had this before but obviously forgot how good it was> pours a golden amber great head initial aroma is what beer is supposed to smell like, hoppy smokey, spicy, tasty. Overall very drinkable Pale Ale

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (450) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a hazy orange, with a large white head. Aroma has notes of orange peel, Malts, spice. Tasting notes include orange peel, resin, pine, and a nice bitter finish, most excellent.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terrybail (704) - London, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
473ml can from the LCBO pours a hazy yellow awesome hop aroma Nice hop and malt balance with some ice sweetness to the finish Really good APA

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beersiveknown (5148) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 19, 2014
Sample from can at icbcf
Pithy grapefruit full bodied, decent bitterness, hazy gold, this is how all APAs should be made

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 18, 2015
Damn good APA... Awesome citrus Aroma with grapefruit, light pine, orange peel and sweet pale malts. Flavor is pale malts, citrus hops, grapefruit, tropical fruits and good balance of bitterness throughout... Almost perfect for an APA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8652) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2011 [2751-20100207] Tap. Sweet sugary pancakes aroma. Clear, medium orange brown body with a long-lasting creamy white head and thick lacing. Bitter sugary hops flavour has a long bitter evergreen and grass hops finish. Medium-full body is very bitter. Wow, great body, great fresh bitter. Changes a bit as it warms: more wheatie sugars come out. Something clicked for me with this one. (7/4/9/4/15) 3.9
(@ Cest What; Toronto, ON)

[3820B-20110710] Cask. Fresh orange hops aroma. Slightly hazy, orange brown body with a quick bubbly off-white head. Lovely bitter hoppy orange notes in the flavour with a long aftertaste. Medium body. Drinkable, sessionable, delicious! (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
(Called "Canucklehead PA" @ Volo, Toronto, ON)

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (3253) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2011
Another bomber from Great Lakes Brewing, and a Canadian tribute for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Pours a rich golden colour with an off-white head that is fluffy, with decent retention and dry bubbly lacing. Great grain malt scent (I recognize the same malt found in Steam Whistle and some other pils) at first, and then, the hop appears. An awesome pairing of both. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a little stick in the end. Wicked bitterness the whole way which rules my mouth. Nice grain aftertaste with the hop always present. I really enjoy this brew and will buy some more for the Olympics. A superb pale ale. Great Lakes seems to be impressing more and more, every time they release a new offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (962) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Purchased at the LCBO. Pours a dark copper colour with a white head tat was about a finger and a half. Clumps of lacing. Aroma is a little pine and citrus as well. Taste is bitter same as aroma pine and citrus like a bitter grapefruit. Nice.


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