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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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168 Ratings

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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 17
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

09-24-2013 13:11:55 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-21-2013 22:02:40 | More by falconxman
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

09-21-2013 20:32:43 | More by tom10101
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

09-14-2013 17:54:42 | More by DenisKolkin
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3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at the LCBO this past summer.

From a can into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Bistre brown in color with medium carbonation evident. Very dark for a pale ale. Head fades to a full wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A splotchy half-wisp remains leaving some decent lacing to the glass. Interestingly dark and nice looking.

SMELL: Caramel, toffee with pine and floral hops. Light melon too, with some dark bread in there for good measure.

TASTE: Caramel and bready malts, as well as some toasted biscuit notes up front. Caramel and floral flavors at the swallow, with a bold and lingering finish of sweet caramel, a good dose of hop bitterness with some floral and pine lingering on the palate.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes quite dry. Bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This was pretty good, though the pale ale label is a little misleading. I guess it's darker because it's evil like the Devil. Pretty scary stuff, and I like scary stuff. Anyways, can't fault it on flavor and overall quality though, so this is one I'd gladly drink on a regular basis if I lived at home. Good stuff guys. Recommended.

Serving type: can

09-09-2013 20:23:45 | More by Jeffo
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Ontario (Canada)

4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type - 500ml can poured into a nonic pint glass

Appearance - Pours a dark brown/black colour...a blood red when held up to the light. On top sits an intensely frothy, light brown head, about 2-3 fingers high which seems to last for age. When it does eventually dissipate it leaves behind a very thick trail of lacing.

Smell - Earth and pine and a lot of grain. Nothing spectacular.

Taste - Pine and grains and just a ridiculous amount of malt. Like just wild amounts of malt. not exactly balanced, but no matter. There's quite a bit of hop bitterness here as well.

Mouthfeel - Very grainy texture. Medium body...not too heavy, not too light either. Just right. Low carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: can

08-30-2013 21:40:05 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-04-2013 21:41:02 | More by Daffron24
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

07-30-2013 23:11:48 | More by mick303
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-18-2013 01:58:44 | More by Coreynezy4
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-28-2013 21:47:10 | More by KeKeKumba
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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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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-15-2013 17:45:24 | More by TheBeeraholic
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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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-12-2013 23:53:44 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2013 22:36:54 | More by GoHabsGo
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-24-2013 18:55:35 | More by tomdavistoronto
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-23-2013 20:31:06 | More by Xithyl
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-13-2013 04:11:39 | More by DaPan
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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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-22-2012 08:46:00 | More by Dalia
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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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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-06-2012 18:11:48 | More by cfalovo97
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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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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

10-01-2012 15:18:56 | More by kirkse
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-16-2012 17:57:03 | More by Vyronian
Great Lakes Devil's Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
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