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

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Devil Made Me Brew It! Brewed for 66.6 minutes with 666kg of malt and 6.6kg of hops, Devils Pale Ale is a robust ale weighing in at 6.6% alcohol (notice a theme yet?). Darker than traditional pale ales, Devils Pale Ale has an unmistakable hoppiness both in aroma and taste, balanced by a selection of 6 choice malts.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GRM (3955) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 13, 2008
Can, 473 ml, purchased at the LCBO, savoured on May 13 2008; eye: mahogany, clear, tan head that falls to leave a blanket on the beer, slight effervescence; nose: quite malty, rather sweet, light nut, light liquorice, resinous hops; mouth: malty, caramel, light nuts, light liquorice, resinous hops, grain, finale in resinous hops with a good presence of malt, lightly sweet and bitter, light astringency, medium to thin body, rather carbonated, a bit thin; overall: correct FRANAIS Canette, 473 ml, achete la LCBO, savoure le 13 mai 2008; il : acajou, claire, mousse beige qui tombe pour laisser place un petit tapis, trs lgre effervescence; nez : trs malt, trs sucr, lger noix, lger rglisse, houblon rsineux en rtro-olfaction; bouche : malt, caramel, lger noix, lger rglisse, houblon rsineux, grain, finale en houblon rsineux avec une bonne prsence de malt, lgrement sucre et amre, lgre astringence, corps moyen mince, plutt carbonate, un peu mince; en rsum : correct

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (3049) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Thanks to Mr Manning for the 16oz can. Pours a chocolaty brown with a thick off white head. Crazy color for a APA. Very little aroma, but what little I get is malt and caramel. Thick malty chocolaty taste with a pronounced hop bitterness. Finishes creamy and bitter. Not bad for a can.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2008
UPDATED: APR 19, 2008 Pours a translucent brown with a thin off white head. Mild aroma with a little bit of nuts, malt, and some fruit. I thought it was a relatively sweet beer with the malt dominating the hops. I was hoping it would have a little more hop profile. Very easy to drink though and decent overall. Part of the first trade I made on ratebeer. :) Thanks jerc

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
Tap at Cest What. Deep copper coloured brew, thick tan head. Aroma is quite nice. Softly sweet with notes of apricot, plums and cherries. A bit of nuttiness and a light kiss of licorice as well. The aroma is both subtle and complex at the same time. A little bit sweet with some light brown malts and a fairly fruity flavour. Soft palate. Low bitterness, but the beer is still fairly dry. Pretty decent for what it is.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Illuminatus (92) - Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
500mL can from LCBO. Pours a blackish brown, thin white head. Touch of raisins in the aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Little sweetness in the malt, fairly dry.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2008 Can, courtesy blankboy. Pours a dark ruby brown color. Definitely not Websters definition of a "pale" ale. A thick foamy off-white head has good retention, and braids of lacing remain on the glass. Big malt aroma, plum, cider, dense chocolate. Some distant pumpkin, too. Very malty flavors, with dough and caramel qualities. Molasses, raisin also. Really dont get a strong hop presence at all. The malt character leaves a nice refreshing grain feel on the tongue. Easy drinking, and a semi-bitter finish. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 4, 2008
473ml can from MrManning - thanks Lenny! Dark, honey brown pour with a big, off white, almost yellowy head. Drippy lacing. Interesting nose - nutty, some nectarine, caramel, toffee and a bit of tobacco. Earthy flavors, toffee and caramel, some doughy notes. How is this a pale? At all? Not. Regardless, a nice drinker. Finish is pretty empty, just a slight mineral tinge. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jasonm (22) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Well, to the Devil, this may be considered "pale". In actuality, its a deep mahogony brown color and topped with a 2 finger width tan colored head. The can is pretty slick as well. Aroma is sweet, with maple syrup being prominent. There is some sweet grain, a touch of chocolate, and alcohol. Mildly sweet flavor of roasted malt and toffee, with moderate astringency. Body is somewhat thin and watery, with a biting carbonation. This was an interesting beer to try, just needs a bit more oomph in the flavor. How about a Canadian Strong Ale category? :)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnurda (1269) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2008
I was surprised to see that this was an American Pale Ale. Kind of dark and heavy for this style. I liked it though. Very malty. Nicely carbonated

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2408) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 18, 2008
Canned sample via gregclow. Deep amber in colour with average carbonation. Aromas are mainly of caramel and lightly toasted malts, along with a wiff of grapefruit. Flavor wise theres a whole lotta toast, caramel, and candied oranges. Some bread dough becomes apparent near the finish. A bit heavy and dark for an APA, but a fairly good beverage nonetheless.


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