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Brewed by Oland Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: American Pale Ale
Halifax, Canada

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AlainG (1175) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Elle est cuivrée pratiquement limpide et une mousse teintée de jaune la recouvre et laisse une dentelle entrecoupée. Houblonné, caramélisé et malté au nez et ce, faiblement. Goût légèrement amer et malté qui est apporté par une effervescence qui passe un peu mal. Elle n’est pas corpulente non plus. Malgré qu’elle soit insipide et que j’ai déjà goûté à leur autre tentative, en préparant le souper elle passe bien. (804-100913)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Reimer96 (1195) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2013
Pours a clear deep amber with a small white head. Aroma of grass, citrus and pale malts. Taste is grassy, some citrus presence and a mild bitterness throughout. Not nearly as bad as it thought it would be.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWS9 (473) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Can. Kinda lame bubbly pour, amber gold. Interesting nose, which is intriguing for a Keiths brew. Floral/grass hops. Tame mouthfeel, but decent bitter hop finish. Not the most appealing pale ale, but actually has some decent execution.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bunget (535) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
473ml can. Light copper body, medium yellow-orange head with average retention. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, spices, honey. Taste has a nice bitter kick from the hops, caramel, sweet malts, a tad metallic. Slightly bitter and slightly worse than Hallertauer version, but still decent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tompete (208) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
Pours dark yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus hops. Flavour is thin and not representative of the aroma. Tastes of malts but almost watery. The body and flavour are closer to an English bitter. Finish is slightly bitter, but not out of balance.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumax1 (231) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 17, 2013
Bouteille 341ml. Couvrée 5.5%. Odeur d’amertume des IPA, mais au goût elle est peu gouteuse mis à part une petit goût d’agrume. Correcte, mais ne se démarque pas.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
It’s funny that Keith’s has decided to call this a "Hop Ale" rather than accidentally try to pass this off as their real IPA. And, it’s a decent offering. Pours orange gold with a lasting off white foamy head. Nose is "hoppy". The flavour of the hop comes through and it’s got a relatively clean flavour. Caramel, pine, peach, citrus, and a bit of bubblegum. Somewhat sweet and a bit grainy at times. The finish is washed out.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours clear amber - gold with a bubbly white head and some lacing. Aroma of pine, bubblegum, citrus zest, but a little bit muted all around. Taste is caramel malt up front, with medium hop bitterness in the finish, and slightly metallic after. A little watery, but definitely not terrible.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3849) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Location: Draft at the Brewpub, 7/7/13

Aroma: The nose is sublte hops, grass/orange, along with some caramel notes
Appearance: Pours a clear golden-amber color with a small off-white head
Flavor: The flavor components are much like the nose, it is light sweet and light-medium bitter
Palate: The body of this one is light-medium, it has a decent feel
Overall Impression: This was an alright, though a bit under-hopped APA. It still has more hops and more flavor than their standard IPA though, so that was nice to see. It actually exceeded my expectations.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TaktikMTL (5700) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2013
Canette de 473 ml achetée chez IGA Brouillette & Fils (Laval, QC). Arôme: Légère odeur de fruité. Apparence: La couleur est cuivrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréale et d’houblon. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #4973)


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