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


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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (15759) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
Can. A clear, dark golden beer topped by a small, dense, off-white to light beige head. The aroma is weak, quite malty, with bread and some caramel notes. Fruit caramel orange style too. There should be more bitterness I think, as it’s too bready on the palate, medium to full-bodied and semi-sweet. Some orange zest and a fruit caramel hint as well. Medium length orange and bread finish. A decent beer, but it’s too focused on the malts and not enough on the hops in my opinion. 150615

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (11794) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
Can at DadsThursday. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of malt, toast, grain and old hop. Lighter medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (11057) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Tap @ Calgary Beer Fest. Pours clear amber with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and resin hops with tropical fruity esters, cookie malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt, clean and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (10015) - Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2015
473ml can. Clear golden pour, soapy industrial-looking head. Sweet aroma, vague hops. Flavor is spicy, almost cinnamon, no malt, interesting taste actually, not the worst.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2015
Can 473ml @ Hotel room, Weber’s, Ann Arbor, MI
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and citrus. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long caramel and citrus finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
A bit better than expected, from LCBO. Some orange hop flavour, not much, but enough to make it somewhat drinkable. Orange coloured body, not much head. Some orange citrus aroma.A tad thin and more carbonated than of course necessary. Still an upgrade on macro brewing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9046) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
2013-03-05. Crisp orange body with a modest white head. 3+ Flavour is crisp, mild bready biscuity undertones, modest bitterness throughout. Not really much of a hop character to it up front but it grows as you go. Very light resin. Dryish finish, lingering pale malt and biscuity malt touches, light bitterness. 6+ Lightly metallic quality in the aroma has whispers of chlorine or detergent probably indicative of the glass. Mild muted hops, whispers of green vegetation. 6+ Average plus bodied palate is pretty solid for Keith’s, quite carbonated. Overall its not something I’d seek out but I would happily drink it at a social event. On tap at Duke of Westminster, Toronto

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
Deep amber pour with a fast-fading white head. The aroma is bright and orangey with a bit of marmalade like quality. Clean 2-row and a little bit of yeasty esters. Reminds me of Anchor Liberty Ale - not bad at all AK. Now - stop calling your flagship product an IPA and we'll get along just fine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (8949) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Can - Mild citrus hops, a little orange and some sweet malt. Fizzy gold with a thin head that dissipates immediately. Sweet malt dominates with some orange hoppy notes but no bitterness. An odd finish with a touch of sourness. Much better than I expected, but still nothing I would volunteer to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (8736) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
My Bottom Line:
This underhopped Pale Ale Ale pushes forth tame floral and leafy notes atop lean caramel.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam floats atop the misty pale amber.
-Bitterness is shallow.
-Execution is not better than that of an average homebrew. Not very impressive for such a huge brewery.
-This may be more flavorful than the average macro brew, but the hop intensity is so mild one wonders why they are trying to make people focus on it.
-Their tv ad is truly gorgeous though, you have to give’em that.


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