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Great Lakes Canuck Pale Ale | Great Lakes Brewery

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3.82/5
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216 Ratings
Great Lakes Canuck Pale AleGreat Lakes Canuck Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

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.

Added by Sammy on 01-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,378
Reviews:
97
Ratings:
216
pDev:
11.26%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 216 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelGennings
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great Lakes Brewing Company's Canuck Pale Ale. Brewed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

473ml can. 5.2% alc. 35 IBUs.

Water, malted barley, hops, yeast.

Date on the can is June 5, 2017.

The beer has a thick white head.

The overall colour of the beer is honey golden.

There is a tremendous amount of sediment in this offering, as well as haziness.

The aroma is predominantly grapefruit, and a very small amount of floral notes, plus some white bread.

The taste mirrors the aromatic attributes. The hops provide a mild bitterness most noticeable at the back of the tongue.

The mouthfeel is smooth and the finish is dry.

Another great beverage from this company.

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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange with an off white head.

Smells of citrus, tropical fruit, and bready malt.

Taste is sweet citrus orange, tangerine, bitter pine and grapefruit balanced by a nice biscuity malt.

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Photo of xactofork
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a couple cans of Canuck Pale Ale at the LCBO for Canada Day weekend. Really nice grapefruit/citrus notes, but not over the top. Very refreshing summertime beer, immediately wished I had bought more!

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Photo of StormAles
4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jshugart
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Constiently available and amazing. Such a great citrusy taste and very drinkable. Go to beer.

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Photo of TheBigBeerGuy19
2.88/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Very average. Generally easy to drink but would not go out of my way to buy it.

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Photo of LilSipper
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer totally rocks. It's light on the ABVs (clocking in at a mellow 5.2%) but the flavor ain't sacrificed for its sipability. At a light, foggy, Connie Britton hair color, its a misty cirtus beverage that is wildly enjoyable. Seriously, yummy. I'm a huge Great Lakes fan.

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Photo of msondel
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a can of this from Brantford whilst in Canada for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is leaving a nice lace. The scent is very nice with pine and citrus tones. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. There is citrus peel and pine presence. The Mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer and worth a try.

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Photo of KellyGaudreau
3.06/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of stotch
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Tall boy purchased from the LCBO, label reads packaged on December 16, 2016. Enjoyed on Christmas Day 2016. Fresh!

L: Pours a lovely golden orange colour with an inch of white head that sticks around for a while. Although it's not quite as fluorescent orange as some of their other offerings. The Canuck does turn a nice straw yellow when held up to the light.

S: Grapefruit dominates but there is also a sweet citrusy orange scent that I love from this beer. The signature tropical smell of Great Lakes' pale ales is truly my favourite.

T: Grapefruit, orange, lemon and a tiny bit of mango. Lots of bitter, piney hop flavour in the finish.

F: Very dry and crisp with a good amount of carbonation. This makes it a very refreshing beer in the summertime but it's something you can enjoy year round as well.

O: Great Lakes is my favourite brewery and this is my go-to in terms of beer they make all year. It doesn't hold up to their Tank Ten offerings (Thrust, Lake Effect, Octopus, Karma Citra, etc.) but then again very little does. I'm not a big fan of the dry finish as it usually leaves me craving the juiciness of the Tank Ten stuff. But at 5.2% ABV and $2.65 a tall boy at the LCBO for quite some time now, the value is unreal. I dread the day this inevitably goes up in price but until then, cheers!

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Photo of Trevor_IPA
4.47/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent brew and my all-time favourite from Great Lakes Brewing. Crisp yet hoppy. A: Golden lager appearance. Pours a thick lager head. T: Crisp and refreshing, especially in the hot summer days, but with lots of fruity and heavy hops and flavour

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Photo of vych
4.74/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This has become my regular-drinking beer of choice, and is ALWAYS in my fridge.
Lucky enough to be close enough to get a regular supply...
Very good mix of an IPA and a Lager, with complex flavors emerging; the bitterness is present but not intolerable, with a heavier, crisp mouth feel. Pours wonderfully, with just the right amount of head. Please give it a try if you find it around, you will definitely not be disappointed.

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Photo of DJoe
3.57/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A fine moderately hopped pale, with good mango, grapefruit pith and pine notes, a bit of rangy wildness, and a fine hit of bitterness on the close, coupled with a restrained but solid malt backbone that keeps everything on an even keel. A fine Canadian example of the APA, this is delicious and highly drinkable, but one that definitely does not shy away from strong hop character. I'd grab this one regularly if it were on my shelves, for certain.

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Photo of Geosuds
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mousel
3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ronnyb
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Noelan
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent art on the can. In the interest of furthering my Canadian micro brewery tastings, I couldn't resist this one.
Poured into a pint from a 473ml can.

Look:Cloudy amber, a finger of white head that dissipates relatively quickly. Great lacing. 4.0

Smell: Bitter and hints of citrus, lemon and grapefruit. The smell is both dynamic and attractive. This is a beer you could smell all day and never tire. By this point I can't wait to taste it! 4.5 (best beer in terms of smell i've ever tasted.)

Taste: A perfect mix between bitter and sweet. Grapefruit, orange and lemon come together to complement one another, then with a wave of bitterness, and finally ending with pine. 3.75

Feel: Dry, clean and bitter. 4.0

Overall: This would be a great beer for people who want to get into IPA's, because it drinks like one, without the overwhelming bitterness. Overall, this beer is a pleasure to drink, and anybody who has the chance absolutely should go for it. 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Great Lakes Canuck Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 216 ratings
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