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Great Lakes Crazy Canuck Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Crazy Canuck Pale AleGreat Lakes Crazy Canuck Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

129 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 129
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our version of a west coast pale ale pushes the boundaries much like the Crazy Canucks of the past. We've brewed it for those who enjoy adventure and a departure from the ordinary. The result is a wildly hoppy aroma with a lingering bitterness complemented by a soft breadly malt flavour.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 01-27-2010)
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Reviews by Swedes21:
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Swedes21

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - beer pours a nice light coper colour, lots of carbonation and very lively head. the head is a nice white, about 2 fingers and some real good lacing occuring.

Smell - beer has a nice smell, light but hits the good areas. some pine with lemon, slight hint of citrus and very faint caramel.

Taste - found this to be surprising on its content. was a very good tasting beer, some good pine and sweetness, the lasting flavour is in the malts.

Mouthfeel - I found this beer didnt change much, there was a good level of carbonation added, but overall the same as taste.

Overall - I am not a big CAN beer fan, but this beer is so good. was one of the best ontario beers out there. really enjoyed it would make a tremendous session beer.

Serving type: can

06-01-2011 14:20:11 | More by Swedes21
More User Reviews:
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Food Pairing

This wonderful beer went well with.... Oyster, shrimp and crab gumbo!

Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 21:49:34 | More by DaveBar
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EvanHarper

Ontario (Canada)

3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: can

07-26-2014 05:31:22 | More by EvanHarper
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patre_tim

China

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-19-2014 21:06:46 | More by patre_tim
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CRObighit2

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-13-2014 23:51:49 | More by CRObighit2
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Cycle69

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-06-2014 02:38:31 | More by Cycle69
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-29-2014 04:44:14 | More by DrunkinYogi
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kevinlater

Ontario (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 mild 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. extremely tropical, balanced, and drinkable

Serving type: can

06-27-2014 21:03:41 | More by kevinlater
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Bluestar

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-27-2014 14:46:52 | More by Bluestar
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Dna_Infinity

Ontario (Canada)

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: can

06-21-2014 02:11:27 | More by Dna_Infinity
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JohnKenn

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-21-2014 01:50:55 | More by JohnKenn
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AugustusRex

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-17-2014 05:05:27 | More by AugustusRex
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Pmicdee

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-08-2014 22:55:29 | More by Pmicdee
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-07-2014 15:24:36 | More by 4ster
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duimie

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

05-24-2014 19:07:43 | More by duimie
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Magibeg

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-17-2014 20:45:14 | More by Magibeg
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-05-2014 19:53:30 | More by stevergca
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hunterjames

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-10-2014 22:55:36 | More by hunterjames
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

03-30-2014 20:48:46 | More by GoHabsGo
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Justin_Cyr

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-14-2014 01:31:13 | More by Justin_Cyr
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: can

02-27-2014 04:13:37 | More by DenisKolkin
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fizzyted

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-09-2014 01:36:23 | More by fizzyted
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-07-2014 18:02:24 | More by Brewsed
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basementbrewer

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-27-2014 23:31:50 | More by basementbrewer
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dipso123

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-21-2014 01:15:37 | More by dipso123
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Great Lakes Crazy Canuck Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 129 ratings.