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Great Lakes Canuck Pale Ale - Great Lakes Brewery

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Great Lakes Canuck Pale AleGreat Lakes Canuck Pale Ale

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156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 7
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery visit their website
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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3.51/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Webby taupe over inexplicably cloudy lemon-tan body. 3.5
Lemon zest nose with some cakey grain undertones and maybe a hint of acetone. 3.75
Snap wheat crackers and some tart musty Citra-esque hops with some herbal hints. 3.75
Lemon barley water end and decent IBU linger.
Some cling, verging on medium, oily. 3.75

-- Fairly one dimensional and a tad watery. But surprisingly good dankness to the hop citrus. I could drink this of a summer day. 4

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.93/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.52/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of CaledonCountryBoy
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Has the taste experience I'm looking for in a pale ale. From the first taste when cold to the last taste when at room temp, it delivers a beautiful mix of bitter flavours. Love its complexity and how it lingers.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of -steve-
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Got this in a tall can at the LCBO on Dundurn in Hamilton, Ontario.

Pours golden and hazy. Loads of foam dying down to a ring around the edges. Orange citrus smell and taste with mild hops - some tart dryness. You feel the initial citrus wash away to the dry hops. Quite nice. Thirst quenching brew I would definitely drink again.

Photo of TerryW
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Slightly hazy yellow gold. Long lived creamy head that gives up a lot of interesting looking lace. A very handsome brew.

Big bitter hops with a juicy sweet character. Very resinous, plenty of pine. Interesting drinking. Lots of hops happening, but not a brutal hop assault. Grapefruit rind lingers on the palate. Mouth feel still rather soft, not a lot of carbonation - just enough.

Enjoyable, worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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Great Lakes Canuck Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
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