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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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (1882) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 29, 2016
Plechovka, thanx Karol. Mtnejia orangov farba, biela pekn pena. Vňa sladov, citrusov, jemne anans. V chuti sladov zklad, pln telo, jemne citrusov tny, anans, grapefruti. Prjemn dlh hork dochuť. Veľmi osvieujce a prudko piteľn.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2010
On tap at Cest What - GLB announced this one as "Canuck Pale Ale" but it seems that was a name that was still in development, as the official GLB tap handle clearly read "Crazy Canuck Pale Ale". Cuhhhh-raaaayyy-zeeee! Anyway, the beer came a clear light bronze colour with a brilliant white head that lasted throughout most of the glass and left some intricate lacing. Really beautiful fresh Cascade aroma, fruity, citrusy, piney. Loverly, though a bit one-dimensional. As long as that dimension is hops, though, sall good. Flavour much the same, those Cascades are definitely on show, but theres a hint of malt to make it a touch more balanced. Nice, long bitter finish. CCPA reminds me a bit of a slightly less malty Hop Addict from County Durham. Well done Great Lakes - this one is up there with the Pumpkin as my favourite of their offerings. REALLY looking forward to the bottles.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseM (1158) - Margaritaville, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2010
650mL bomber from the likbo. Pours a nice copperish gold, paler than I was expecting. Large, rocky white froth. Aroma is mild but nice, some good hops upfront with non-typical Ontario malts backing them up. The flavour I actually find quite pleasing, lots of hoppyness upfront with some bitterness, descending into some mild but tasty biscuity toffee malt notes. Very tasty, reminds me of Sgt. Majors when its on. Some minor butter like others have mentioned but its honestly so subtle and drowned out by the good aspects I can hardly see how it could be considered a major flaw. This is probably my favourite GL brew Ive had to date and I will definitely purchase more, because its so tasty but also to support a micro brewer while f***ing Molsons has its usual stiffling strangle hold on the Olympics. Very good effort, I must have a particularly good bottle since I dont completely comprehend the mediocre over-all rating, but to each their own as the saying goes. Not really a west-coast pale ale so complaints against the advertising are legitimate. On its own its a solid beer so I hope they just adjust the blurb on what its supposed to be.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barncatmatt (2282) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 bomber from the LCBO. pours clear amber with a lasting white head. aroma, butter. flavour, decent pale ale with butter. cant drink this, its way to buttery///////////////////////// after having a few bomers of the current batch i can safely say the diecytle problem has been solved and now this is a very nice apa. current rating is a mix of first impression and current form//////////////////2011 canned version is amazing, best pale ale brewed in ontario/////////////////////// NO LONGER MY FAV ONTARIO PALE ALE, STILL SOLID BUT nn HAS TAKEN CANUCKS PLACE, IT IS NICE THATS ITS ONLY 2.50 A CAN THOUGH

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2197) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2011 Rating for Canuckled Head on tap at The Ex in Toronto.
Appearance : Clear amber with small white head.
Aroma : Awesome juicy hops with floral notes. Nice light malt.
Taste : Awesome fruity hops with light pine. Light malt on finish with light citrusy notes. Light pine with fruity notes.
Overall : Really nice beer. Awesome nose, great malt and hops. Quite drinkable. Overall rating would be around 3.9 but Ill leave it like it is now since its for the regular version.

500ml can from LCBO.
Appearance : Shiny pale yellow with medium white fluffy head.
Aroma : Great citrusy and floral hops with nice malt. Very fruity.
Taste : Light bitterness with citrysy ans piny hops. A little bit resinous. Some malt. Nice malty finish with light bitterness and light pine.
Overall : Very nice APA. Very aromatic with a nice bitter finish. Very drinkable. Carbonation is delightfully soft. Great malt profile. Great stuff. Nice to see Great Lakes doing such interesting beers !!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreadp (13) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2011
From the can. Grew on me, but too much for 90% of the people I encourage to try, may be why its dropped to $2.25/can at the LCBO. Pretty refreshing, excellent break from the other regular beers. Hops really clean the palate. Like this stuff man.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sseb69 (1832) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2011
Cannette 473 ml. 5.2%. Couleur ambre, mousse blanche-beige . Arme de houblon frais et malt. Jadore les west coast Pale Ale. En bouche du houblon frais, de lamertume, du malt. Excellente Pale Ale. Wow.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
RC8 (305) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2012
The can is rather unremarkable visually, and so Id never expected much from this. Kept avoiding it at LCBO. That it has become my standard beer says a lot. Great balance between malt and hops (theres plenty of hops). Very easy to drink but stimulating all the same. Feels very well crafted. This and Tankhouse are the 2 Toronto beers Im always in the mood for - but this one comes in 475mL size, which is preferable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3840) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2012
On tap at Wrvst. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a thick white head. Aroma of floral hops, light fruit, spices. Flavor of bitter hops, bready malt, and spices (hint of clove, allspice, and possibly rosemary) with citrus and garlicky hops in the finish. Very interesting spicy IPA. 7/4/8/4/15 [3.8/5]

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.


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