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Great Lakes Devil's Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Devil's Pale AleGreat Lakes Devil's Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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166 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 16
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Released in the fall of 2006, this was our first seasonal ale. However, the incredible response prompted us to make it available all year long on draught and in 473 ml cans. Brewed with 6 select malts and 4 premium hops, it has a rich mahogany colour, reminiscent of early English pale ales. The wonderful hoppy aroma is revealed even before your first sip, followed by a hearty malty body, and culminating with a pronounced bitterness. Prepare yourself for a devilishly good time…

(Beer added by: Viggo on 08-12-2006)
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-30-2013 23:11:48 | More by mick303
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Coreynezy4

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-18-2013 01:58:44 | More by Coreynezy4
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-28-2013 21:47:10 | More by KeKeKumba
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tallboy into a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, mahogany-amber coloring, slightly hazed, with a frothy, dense, light tan/cream colored head that sits throughout your drinking without moving an inch. Nose of resiny hops, toffee malt backbone, and a touch of roastiness. Flavors are very balanced, with a caramel and toffee backbone, peppery and grassy hops, and a touch of roast. The aftertaste builds with bitter hops character, leaving a pronounced resiny feel in mouth. Smooth feel thanks to the carbonation. Bitter, dry finish. Tasty brew.

Serving type: can

06-25-2013 22:47:12 | More by GarthDanielson
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TheBeeraholic

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-15-2013 17:45:24 | More by TheBeeraholic
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into nonic pint at the merchant ale house in st catherines Ontario. Deep dark amber color pour with creamy head. Huge pine hop aromas and a tad of roasted malts. Great piney hop and roasted dark malt flavor...its a borderline black ipa but deff not an english ipa. The only thing that makes this English, is the big malt presence. Super smooth..wow what a drinker. Overall a great brew...although not an English pale ale...so for the style it stinks...

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2013 22:45:45 | More by DrinkSlurm
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-12-2013 23:53:44 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2013 22:36:54 | More by GoHabsGo
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tomdavistoronto

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-24-2013 18:55:35 | More by tomdavistoronto
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Xithyl

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-23-2013 20:31:06 | More by Xithyl
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-13-2013 04:11:39 | More by DaPan
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Packs a punch. Deep, opaque amber body with amble carbonation. Inviting, hopped, malted nose; a sign of things to come. Rich, weighted, balanced body full of hops that refines not defines, malt and coffee; never overwhelming, very slightly watery that never gives up its ABV. Smooth, unintrusive finish thing lingers into buttered burnt toast.

Serving type: can

01-05-2013 03:25:02 | More by HATS4BATS
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Dalia

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-22-2012 08:46:00 | More by Dalia
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - bubbly amber brown, two fingers of tan head retained very nicely,
S - mild earthy and grassy notes with some grainy and nutty accents
T - front is surprisingly malty with nutty and toffee flavours, followed by earthy and peppery hops with very faint citrus, definitely balanced
M - medium body, somewhat creamy, just a touch of bitterness
O - a very tasty and drinkable pale that is built on hop-malt balance, could use a little more hop prominence in my opinion but it definitely works as is

Serving type: can

11-15-2012 02:19:10 | More by joemcgrath27
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-06-2012 18:11:48 | More by cfalovo97
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featthebeard79beerhead


4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours faomy with a thick off white head lots of lacing very soapy.

Appears very dark red almost brown very appealing.

Odour hoppy and sharp.

Taste of hops and earthy smooth going down with a hint of malt strong finish but fairly balanced.

Decent carbonation and smooth mouth feel. Easily sessionable.

Overall a pretty nice IPA not to hoppy but nice citrus taste and easy finish would definitely drink again

Serving type: can

10-12-2012 01:13:31 | More by featthebeard79beerhead
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kirkse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-01-2012 15:18:56 | More by kirkse
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Vyronian

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-16-2012 17:57:03 | More by Vyronian
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

09-10-2012 22:12:56 | More by Molson2000
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MattPS

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-31-2012 01:11:39 | More by MattPS
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ZachRusk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-30-2012 18:50:05 | More by ZachRusk
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joefinnigan15

Manitoba (Canada)

3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Quite dark, one finger head

Smell: HOPS! (very strong, overwhelming)

Taste/feel: if you like hops, this one's for you. Strong bitter aftertaste, but smooth before that

Overall: I'm not a hops fan, so as far as the style i'd say it works. The pale ale style is actually starting to grow on me though

Serving type: can

07-18-2012 01:15:29 | More by joefinnigan15
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BigGruntyThirst

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-08-2012 02:41:24 | More by BigGruntyThirst
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NV9

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a pint glass.

Much darker than I expected from a pale ale, almost can't see through it, goood finger and a half head that doesn't go to fast and leaves nice lacing.

Smells spicy, brown sugar, almost molasses, strong hops as well.

Lots of hops in the taste, as you'd expect from the smell and composition of the beer. Definite cocoa taste as well.

Heavy carbonaton, a bit bitter aftertaste, malts afterward as well.

I was expecting a bit more from this beer to be honest, seems to be hyped a lot and it's good but not a standout, in my opinion.

Serving type: can

06-08-2012 22:18:04 | More by NV9
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

05-06-2012 08:02:56 | More by Wordslinger
Great Lakes Devil's Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.