Brewery: Great Lakes Brewery
Style: American Pale Ale
ABV: 6.66% IBU: 35
First released in 2006 as a seasonal beer, Devil’s Pale Ale was met with such a warm reception that it was soon brought back as a year-round addition to the Great Lakes lineup.
One of my first introductions to the brewery, 666 has been a staple in my fridge for several years and it’s a perfect balance to all the massively citrusy IPAs I tend to drink.
666 Devil’s Pale Ale is best paired with ribs, hot wings, and smoked cheeses.
666 Devil’s Pale Ale
Prepare yourself for a devilishly good time…
Clear with little evidence of carbonation, this malty American Pale Ale pours a rich, dark mahogany colour. A big head of off-white to light tan small and medium bubbles dissipates eventually to a quarter-inch covering of tiny, small, and medium bubbles with slight lacing left behind.
With big resinous, leafy hops and toasty caramel malts, this pale ale has nice citrus notes with hints of lemon rind. Uncomplicated, it is nonetheless extremely well executed.
666 Devil’s Pale Ale begins with a lovely leafy hop presence that moves into subtle citrus and grapefruit flavours before morphing into lots of big caramel malts. Some bitter coffee notes are also present with hints of lemon rind.
Medium bodied, Devil’s Pale Ale is smooth and somewhat creamy; reminiscent of a stout. A lingering bitter aftertaste has faint notes of coffee with plenty of caramel and some leafiness.