BeerandBlues2 (10447) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jtclockwork (9992) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can at DadsThursday. Pours orange gold with white head. Nose and taste of malt, toast, grain and old hop. Lighter medium body.
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
JoeMcPhee (8788) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
jercraigs (8220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
DuffMan (7363) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 26, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 I’m not sure who they are trying to please here.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[5139-20130305] Tap. Mild resin and orange skin aroma. Clear, orange red body with a quick foamy white head. Lightly bittered grains and hoppy orange notes in the flavour. Medium body is quite carbonated. Tasty, an excellent new choice on the tap list for AK. (7/3/8/3/14) 3.5+
(@ Duke of Westminister, Toronto, ON)
Ferris (6583) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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. Keith’s I can drink any day.