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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

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.53%
Wants: 5
Gots: 9 | 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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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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Danielr26

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

01-10-2014 17:27:56 | More by Danielr26
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprisingly solid beer. My wife brought this tallboy back to me from a trip to Toronto. What I like best about it is the surprisingly deep, leafy bitterness and how dry the beer is overall, making it a nice afternoon palate stimulator. The coppery brew has just a small head, but decent carbonation, a nice aroma of hops and pale malt, and a snappy, dry bite. Quite a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: can

01-05-2014 21:58:02 | More by Georgiabeer
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -21.1%

12-09-2013 03:30:28 | More by boszormeny
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473ml can purchased as a single from the LCBO booth at the Toronto Royal Winter Fair.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" eggshell head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Pillowy head lasts well, with chunky lacing. Aroma is nutty with a transient but powerful citrus tinge.

Taste begins sweet, citrus in the middle, and cruises through to the close with pine and citrus hops character. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability in nice as well. All-around enjoyable brew here.

Serving type: can

11-13-2013 22:35:35 | More by ppoitras
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-23-2013 07:20:34 | More by valianes
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-17-2013 22:54:12 | More by Boozecamel
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-02-2013 16:18:02 | More by KrisDLSmith
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

09-21-2013 18:20:29 | More by tom10101
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.05/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Got this at the LCBO this summer.

From a can into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, foamy white head with good retention. hazy gamboge orange with medium-high levels of carbonation. Head fades to a faint wisp and a foamy ring that leaves some sticky lacing down the glass. A splotchy wisp remains leaving some decent dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Grapefruit, pineapple and some honeydew melon. Pale malts and some caramel notes as well. Light floral and piney hops there, but mostly fruity. Medium strength.

TASTE: Pale malts and caramel sweetness up front, with grapefruit bitterness and pine flavors at the swallow. Finish is medium and lingering with hop bitterness, grapefruit, floral notes and some honeydew melon sweetness as balance. Flavorful and nice, but a touch watery perhaps.

PALATE: Medium-thin body, medium carbonation and not quite creamy enough, unfortunately. Goes down fine and finishes slightly dry. Bitterness lingers. Not quite full and creamy enough for the style.

OVERALL: This is alright, but nothing that stands out from the crowd. The crowd is picking up the pace in Ontario though, and as the quality of hoppy pales improves, this one might actually just fall off the radar a bit. That said, this is a solid brew and I'd gladly enjoy another on a warm summer's day. Cheers!

Serving type: can

09-09-2013 20:13:49 | More by Jeffo
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-03-2013 15:38:01 | More by falconxman
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Bilco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-27-2013 21:31:25 | More by Bilco
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

08-16-2013 19:51:51 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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funkengruven

Ontario (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yet another I picked up on my last trip, this one poured a nice amber with a touch of nice fluffy head. Smell is primarily of hops, I'm guessing Cascade, with some malt in there too, pretty nice. Taste was suprisingly really good, Hops are nicely balanced giving a nice grapefruit aroma. Finish is bitter but clean. Mouthfeel is full but smooth, quite nice.

A great beer. Definitely will remain a staple in my fridge.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 18:42:25 | More by funkengruven
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-02-2013 00:24:07 | More by WillAndSarah
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KeKeKumba

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-28-2013 21:45:52 | More by KeKeKumba
Great Lakes Crazy Canuck Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.