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

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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, - JUL 29, 2011
Can. Despite the puerile name, this is a surprisingly well-made pale ale. Low expectations begin with the medium-gold appearance, while the gravel and high-hop aroma profile quickly raises those expectation. Gratifyingly full-bodied, generously bitter without being overblown, a gravel-like texture, and a pleasant dark chocolate nuance on the finish. I will drink again, just not ask for it by name...


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hellonearth (137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Dun beau jaune surmont dun infime col crmeux. Nez de pamplemousse, de pin. Une belle fracheur en bouche. On est dans le conifre, dans lagrume confite... Lamertume domine, mais rien dagressif. Une pale ale? On pourrait facilement me la faire passer pour une vraie IPA. Trs bien!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tricker (401) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2016
Bire blonde de 5.2 % dalcool. Elle possde un beau petit col mousseux et laiteux au versement. Elle possde un odorat amer de pamplemousse. Son got est prenant, mlange de fruits de la passion et de pamplemousse. Elle garde son amertume en finale et celle-ci reste en bouche. Cependant, son aspect fruit la rend trs agrable. Vraiment trs bonne !

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (1747) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnstonda (10) - - OCT 13, 2016
A staple in the Ontario market. Very well balanced, hop forward pale ale. Great beer to pair with baseball ;)

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JunctionCat (65) - toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2016
The go-to beer at GLB, easy to find around town, easy to drink full of flavour and a great hop flavour all around. Not too heavy or big, not too bitter, but also not boring. Its not going to knock you off your chair, but it is going to get ordered again and again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ComradeK (1165) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2016
Draught at The Craft Beer Market, Ottawa. Pours a clear medium gold, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts well and leaves very good lacing. The aroma offers light pine and fruity notes, along with smooth malt. Lime and pine up front give way to smooth caramel malt in the mid-palate. Pine hops give it a pleasing finish. A satisfying pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
googleimage83 (88) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2016
Translucent yellow-gold body with average head. Mild nose is crisp, refreshing grapefruit hops with piney backdrop, hints of caramel. Taste is sweet, citrusy, and well balanced. Slightly nutty bitter finish. Low to medium carbonation, smooth and easy-drinking. High quality product.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5907) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Rich amber coloured body with a copper glow and a nice, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of super fresh hops, earth, caramel and a touch of grain. Medium-bodied; Strong hop flavour at first with some subdued earth, toffee, caramel and rye flavours and a lot of fresh hop bitterness toward the end. Aftertaste shows a bit of grass, a lot of caramel and some toffee as well. Overall, a nice and respectable beer with a lot of fresh hop notes and some subtle caramelised sugar flavours throughout. I sampled this 50 cL can purchased from the LCBO on Wellngton (underground) near York Street a few hours ago on 08-August-2016 for CA$2,65 sampled in my hotel room a few hours later here in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 08-August-2016.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (3685) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2016
Keg at Bar Hop. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Good lacing. Aroma of hay, minerals and apricot. Flavour of tonic water, grass and lemon. Thin body with a watery texture. Soft fizz. Easy drinking, just ok.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
Aroma: pine and grapefruit hors...apparence: hazy yellow ambler, huge White head...flavor: strong resinus hors. Grapefruit...


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