Great Lakes Crazy Canuck Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewery
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3.86/5 rDev +1.8%
Had in can and into a glass, a light golden colour with pretty white lacing. Aroma has plenty of citrus grapefruit aromas, some balanced malt profile, lemon and citrus hops, quite resiny hop profile. Taste is more along the pine profile, some bitter grapefruit as well. Quite a nice summer session pale ale, well hopped with a flavourful piney profile, hop driven flavour with a fairly simple pine resin dynamic but a quite tasty session option.
08-06-2014 03:10:56 | More by mick303
4.25/5 rDev +12.1%
Purchased at the LCBO as a single. Served at 5deg C in a draught glass
A- Opens really well and pours high. Good hold and unfiltered
S- Very good. WOW this one has hops at the end.
T- Very very good. Enjoyed this a lot to old school music of my past
M- Dry and tasty
O- Very good and will buy again. Bring on the good old times
This wonderful beer went well with.... Oyster, shrimp and crab gumbo!
07-26-2014 21:49:34 | More by DaveBar
3.31/5 rDev -12.7%
Amber gold with heavy suspended sediment and snotty (!) yeast chunks. Looks like a hefeweizen, only darker. Big sticky head with good retention and lacing.
Very tropical aroma with pineapple and guava. Light undertone of crackery malts.
Off-dry, hoppy taste with lightly bitter pine up front leading into more tropical fruity notes. Fairly light flavor profile, emphasis on drinkability with a very simple malt base and no toffee/caramel flavors.
Medium-thin, lightly carbonated, maybe a little watery.
Dry, highly drinkable pale ale with moderate bitterness and hop-forward balance. Very little malt presence. Good if unexceptional.
07-26-2014 05:31:22 | More by EvanHarper
4.05/5 rDev +6.9%
473ml can into nonic pint. enjoyed on june 27, 2014, canned like 2-3 weeks ago i think
a: a golden orange kinda thing, like an overripe mango. three fingers of creamy head with good retention and decent lacing
s: a floyd mayweather jr. punch of ripe mangoes. slight sweet orange, pineapple, grapefruit, and malt, but mangoes are the showcase here. not a complex aroma but smells tropical and wonderful. i'm drooling
t: there's kind of a moderate leafy hop bitterness from when the beer hits your tongue to the finish, which is what i notice first. but in the foreground is really just an assault of sweet mangoes, some pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and slight lemon. pine and hints of caramel malt towards the end. finshes dry. this is delicious
m: light-to-medium body, somewhat creamy. mild carbonation
o: i waited way too long to try this one. what a terrific pale ale. it's very fruity and tropical but it's also very well balanced
06-27-2014 21:03:41 | More by kevinlater
4.21/5 rDev +11.1%
Can to Glass
Appearance - Hazy orange/yellow, big bright white head, great lacing
Smell - Hops, tropical fruits, grapefruit and slight pineapple, pine comes through as well
Taste - Great!, tropical fruits, grapefruit, pineapple, pine and malts as well
Overall - A really well made APA and something Great Lakes can be proud of
06-21-2014 02:11:27 | More by Dna_Infinity
3.41/5 rDev -10%
473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Received as part of a birthday gift.
Appearance - Hazy orange / copper colored beer. 1.5 fingers of head with good retention. Sticky lace lingers at the top of the glass. Some visible sediment sinks to the bottom.
Smell - Well hopped, and citrusy. Grapefruit shines through and there's a faint caramel malt. Still dominates by the citrus and a few other tropical fruits. In theory it sounds great for whatever reason the aromas didn't gel togteher the way I expected and was left slightly disappointed.
Taste - Sort of like a light IPA as the flavors are less bold and more subtle than many others but for an APA it's got pretty good flavor. Mild hops and a nice lemon and grapefruit component. Good balance and flavor, but the beer as a whole comes a cross as a bit watery for my tastes, although probably a good one to introduce friends to craft.
Mouthfeel - Dry finish, medium-high carbonation. Leaves with a bit of a pop in the mouth but a soft beer inside of the mouth otherwise.
Overall - For whatever reason I just didn't enjoy this as much as I thought. Maybe it was an old can or something was wrong with it but I felt it was much more watery than I would've otherwise expected.
02-27-2014 04:13:37 | More by DenisKolkin
Great Lakes Crazy Canuck Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
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