Great Lakes Canuck Pale Ale | Great Lakes Brewery

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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
Ratings:
210
Reviews:
94
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
39
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 94
Photo of Taybeh
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tallboy (canned about 2 months ago) into a Spieglau IPA glass. Slightly cloudy golden amber with a thick 2 finger white head with good retention and very good lacing. Nose is both bitter and sweet grapefruit, some grassy herbal notes. It is nice and clean and straightforward - not much complexity or depth. Taste is similar...very little from the malts, taste-wise, and fairly clean and bitter citrus.. very faint touch of resin and a little digging-around-in-the-garden catamint towards the end, then some lemon shows up and lingers a little. Very light, clean, dry. Nothing wrong with this one, and I can see it being quite nice in the summer...wouldn't pass it up, if it were readily available, but it isn't going to stand out in a crowded field either.

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Photo of byronic
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ultrarunner100
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rukeli76
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From one of the new artwork 473ml cans. It's fresh.

Nondescript appearance. It's a pale ale, y'know? Not a lot of head. Some lacing.

A whole lot of citrus aroma. I'm pretty sure this is made with Simcoe, Citra, Chinook, and Columbus hops.

Even more of that citrus. Grapefruit-y. Some satisfyingly bready malt as well.

Bitter. Dry. Clean mouthfeel.

A solid citrusy APA. I know it's easily overlooked since it's been around forever, but this is one of the better Ontario craft beers I've had.

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Photo of fortyfield
1.75/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Electros
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Isaac420L
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSS
4.28/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Golden yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly
S-I get a Columbus hops aroma, a little dank funk
M-light mouthfeel and carbonation, but adequate
T-This beer is nice and hoppy with a dank resinous flavour. More of an IPA than a pale ale for me which is very welcome
O-I very much enjoyed this beer! Was expecting a pale ale and got a pseudo IPA! Good deal.

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Photo of BillT916
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psweendogg
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of akdo
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: The body has the colour as honey and we can see barely see through it. There is also an ongoing carbonation that feeds a one-finger head. The latter is reduced to a thin film with some small holes. Moreover, the beer leaves traces of foam on the glass as we drink it.

Smell: Upon smelling the beer twice, the nose sends notes of lemon and then orange zests. The notes of pine woods are in the background.

Taste: The palate offers little sweetness, which will please many people. The marriage between lemon and orange zests offsets the sweetness. As we move to the finale, the notes of pine woods become more assertive with some residual taste of orange zests.

Feel: It is a fresh session beer. Whilst the beer is slightly watery, the transition between the fruits and pine woods is quick. Moreover, I love the lingering bitterness after the beer has entered my wind pipe.

Overall: The beer was a little watery, but many people will love its simplicity and its sessionable identity. It is a beer I would normally drink during the summer.

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Photo of Tilly
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Hazy golden straw. With some frothy white head.
A: Strong pungent resin pine with zesty citrus.
T: Pretty much the same as the aroma. Huge resin, nice citrus, lemon/grapefruit.
M: Great dry, clean and refreshing e with a great bitterness.
O: This drinks more like an IPA. Touché GLB.

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Photo of Long813
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EricVonStein
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pale gold in colour, slightly cloudy. good two fingers of foam that leave lace clinging to the sides.

scent is super piney and citrus.

taste follows scent, orange peel and some sweet fruit on the front and all pine in the back, Canuck for sure! nice and clean, with some malts i think adding depth.

Overall its punchy and clean, love the pine as it brings a dryness and woodsiness that is refreshing.

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Photo of Mack
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimWakimika
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tyler_V2
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisCage
3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a great orange hued coppery color, which is hazy primarily from yeast. The head is off white, and creamy in appearance and dissipates rather quickly but it remains frothy. The lacing is great on this one with a huge thin layer of foam glazing my glass. The carbonation is hard to see but I think its mellow.

S- Full of hops for sure and there is a slight citrus not about this one. There are mild tones of malt sweetness and the hop bitterness is subdued...not much else to say about this one....reminds me of lemon rind to a point!

T- There is a very traditional Pale Ale flavor happening here! A good balance between bitter and sweet defines the flavor profile. Again, there is a slightly citrus nature about the flavor which follows the aroma. The malt is slightly of caramel and the finish is leafy and Earthy too! A nice taste overall!

M/O- This is a light bodied beer that leans towards medium and the carbonation is very smooth. This is a highly drinkable brew that is flavorful and goes very well with a lemon pie! It stands up with the best of them in my opinion! Recommended!

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Photo of heerboth
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coder
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of safaricook
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fluffy offwhite head, persistent, powered by lots of medium sized bubbles. Golden murky body.

Typical American pine and grapefruit hops, some pale malt

Pale malt but mainly grapefruit hops in the taste, bitterness of course but not too strong

As expected rather light body, but smooth and a refreshing carbonation that is well integrated

A really nice pale ale, very drinkable, refreshing and a grapefruit bitterness that keeps you wanting more but does not overpower

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Photo of justmebro
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Honey colored with white head citrus hints with nice hop finish. Easy drinking

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Great Lakes Canuck Pale Ale from Great Lakes Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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