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

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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9697) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammy (8644) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (8440) - , 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8410) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7812) - 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 Keithís, quite carbonated. Overall its not something Iíd seek out but I would happily drink it at a social event. On tap at Duke of Westminster, Toronto

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartinT (7811) - 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 giveíem that.

Can.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle sample @ Edmonton Craft Beer Festival. Brassy gold, average white head. Cereal malt aroma with just a hint of hops. The palate reflects this, and although the pale malts are clean here, the hop presence is measurable in the parts-per-million scale. as an IPA it is a joke. As a mildly hopped ale, it is serviceable. But Iím not sure who they are trying to please here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 20, 2013
Can 473 ml
Aroma: caramel sweet base with leafy green cascade hop accents behind. Touch of black tea , slightly herbal.
Look: poured clear light amber with lighter cap. Slight ring notes on glass.2+
Taste: medium bodied with lighter sided. Clean easy going approachable amber ale. Nice play of sweet caramel malt base with citrusy hop notes. This is step in right direction. Keithís I can drink any day.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
March 6, 2013 - at the launch event, Duke of Westminster - on draught. Clear, refractive, slightly oily-looking vaguely amberish gold with a smallish fizzy/creamy white off-head. Minimal aroma - a little grassy perhaps, lightly sweet, some light grain. Taste is a little more sweet than I would like, has some light pine bitterness, mostly grassy and generic, but reasonably clean, if bland - well balanced. Light body, decent carbonation, quick finish, with some emerging grain and light metallic notes in the linger - ehhhh. Not all that good, but miles better than the horse piss that is "regular" Keithís.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
Draught at release party at the Duke of Westminster. Pours a clear golden-amber with a small diminishing off-white head. Mild but surprisingly decent aroma is fruity and lightly hoppy, like a mild Pale Ale with Cascade -- unlike the regular Keiths thereís nothing foul or offensive about it, it actually smells pretty decent. It also surprisingly tastes O.K. as well, itís lightly grainy but the Cascade hops come through along with bready malt and a light bitter finish. Way too carbonated though (Though that could be the fault of the establishment). Average bodied. Better then I, or anyone really, expected, in fact itís better then some craft beer pale Ales Iíve had -- in the end though good, itís too mainstream and mild to be something I will drank on occasion.


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