Great Lakes Pompous Ass Pale Ale | Great Lakes Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewery
Ontario, Canada
greatlakesbeer.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly known as Bloody 'L Pale Ale

Added by Viggo on 10-02-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,343
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
130
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
44
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of gallaghercm
3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EricPhilpott
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klunkerrider
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of derdtheterd
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bixby1971
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuhndog
3.82/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OktoberfestHoss
3.22/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

1st impression: very nice presentation with "beer snob" on the can and a "brewers intent" type statement about the beer.

Appearance: kind of looks like a watery mud puddle in colour. Brown and opaque with lots of "chunks" floating throughout. Rather still with little apparent carbonation or rising bubbles. Head was very quick to dissipate in standard English pub pint glass. Some lacing on the glass, but very little true head

Nose: distinct citrus hops nose but not overpowering.quite pleasant and invites you to drink it!

Taste: Slightly bitter initially on tip of tongue but mellows as it spreads over the taste buds to a nice, smooth citrus flavour of grapefruit. Very mild carbonation and nice full mouth feel. lingering taste that dries as it spreads. low to medium pucker power.

Rezenz: Fresh crisp taste with no hint of the particulate matter that can be seen when looking through the glass. not so hoppy as to overwhelm the malt.

Overall: Very nice APA style but not what I would consider an EPA. IBU 25. Quite quafable. Nice easy finish and not too tart. I will buy this one again. Nice fall beer while watching the colours change.

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Photo of robebo44
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Delicious offering from Great Lakes Brewery. Creamy coloured head and the beer is a hazy light brown.

The smell is citrus and pine - very lightly done but so pleasant. The taste is similar but the notes are a bit stronger.

The beer is light to medium bodied and the finish is dry.

4.2% alc. 25 IBUs.

I really enjoy this beer. It’s so well done.

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Photo of patre_tim
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber and cloudy, with very little carbonation. Topped with five fingers of frothy, fluffy, beige head.

It smells very fruity and very floral. It smells of citrus, lemon zest, toffee and caramel.

It tastes of tea, Carmel, burnt rubber, and lemon zest.

Medium body, with low carbonation. Slightly Tanic feel.

I got this one at LCBO in Waterloo, drinking November 18, 2017.

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Photo of swillmeister
3.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep copper colour. Opaque, almost as if unfiltered.

Citrusy, grapefruit nose

Judicious use of hops. Well balanced..avoids the mistake that so many brewers have of overpowering their brew so that all you taste is hops

Overall a very well balwncd beer with a perfect balanceof. Hops. Would buy again

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Photo of eberesford
3.84/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a can: Claims tobe an "English Ale" but there is some noticably American hopping. Pours slightly hazy deep copper colour with a thinnish off white head and moderate lacing. Aroma: grapefruity, floral, clover, caramelly, Flavour has, in addition, some honey. The bitterness in the body balances the sweetness nicely although there is a hint of metal in the back - not overly intrusive though and the overall impact is a fresh, well balanced, very quaffable beer.

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Photo of LanceH
3.31/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a copper color with a cream colored head with good retention leaving a nice trail of lace.

Tropical fruit and citrus with a bready malt touch.

A nice quick hit of tropical and citrus fruit - peach, mango, grapefruit - balanced by a biscuit malt backbone with touch of butterscotch.

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Photo of Easton70
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Having just moved to Ottawa from Vancouver I am trying some Ontario beers and this is one of the first....in a can. This has some tropical fruits in the aroma but the taste and mouthfeel are very smooth with limited bitterness. I tried this once before and remember being very impressed and it has not disappointed on the second taste about a month later. A great session ale.

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Photo of StormAles
3.66/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of binno
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of swim
2.61/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: A dark orange brown colour, nearly opaque. It's absolutely full of very large suspended particles... It's a fresh can so that's probably intentional.

S: Faint grapefruit citrus toasty aroma.

T: Somewhat deep toasty balanced flavour with a just hint of grapefruit and citrus. Not sweet or bitter, pretty boring . The taste quickly fades away leaving a clean aftertaste.

F: Rather flat, a bit drying.

O: Too boring, not much flavour to be pompous about. The only exceptional thing about this beer is the amount of chunky particulate matter in it.

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Photo of BeerELI5
2.25/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.25

Look: lil' darker
Smell: grapefruits
Taste: like a grapefruit
Feel: smooth
Overall: grapefruit

Disclaimer: I don't like grapefruits

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Photo of Yeldarb92
3.85/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a can of this in Brantford whilst in Canada for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a hazy amber with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent had mild hop. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. There is a slight bitter hop finish. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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Photo of KellyGaudreau
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mortsbrews
2.35/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Pretty disappointing. Pours a nice darker colour. Then taste profile comes across messy - some caramel, some tea, an earthy presence. Hard to get through the can.

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Beer rating: 3.73 out of 5 with 130 ratings