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


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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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This fine Alexander Keith’s Hop Series Ale celebrates one of the world’s foremost breeds of hops. Brewed with 100% malt. Dry-hopped using only Galaxy hops to showcase the unique characteristics of the varietal.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
electrotype (251) - Montreal, Quebec, - FEB 1, 2014
J’étais très curieux de gouter cette bière... Mais, j’aurais du m’en douter, j’ai été déçu! Il y a certains arômes et saveurs intéressants, mais elle est trop sucrée, ça gache l’expérience. On a aussi l’impression de notes "artificielles"... Je ne suis pas du tout convaincu.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (6689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2014
[6540-20140720] Can. Light grainy leaf aroma. Clear, amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and lots of fast big bubbles flowing upwards. Grainy toasted leaf and light seaweed bread flavour. Medium body. Interesting surprise but not sessionable. (6/3/6/3/12) 3.0

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Effervescent transparent amber, thin white film, smallest bubbles. High bitterness, papery nose, light orange. Front is straight bitter, empty from high attenuation, paper bitter finish, light toast, heavy oxidation. Nothing badly offensive but errors throughout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (643) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2014
Although the aroma does seem to have some resin, the rest of the hops in the bitterness doesn’t seem to be there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radagast83 (5062) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Can at DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Poured a hazy fizzy yellow color with a small foamy white head. Aroma was caramel, malt, notes of light hops. Flavor was similar. I was really hoping for a nice galaxy character to this, but it was just earthy. What a waste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GenDV138 (1794) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Can at the RateBeer DC Tasting. Hazy yellow with off-white head. Aromas of malt, caramel, butterscotch. Tastes of malt, caramel, butterscotch. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Where’d the hops go?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2014
16oz tallboy can from Pizz5116. Pours a clear golden orange color with a finger of foamy white heat. Aroma of old citrus fruit, honey, caramel, and hint of licorice. Taste of watered down ipa, graininess, grass, and citrus zest. This beer is a mess!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Can. Pours clear orange with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is earthy, herbal and minty hops with light honey malt. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with light malt and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Iphonephan (3635) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
From a can. Pours s clear copper with an off white. Corn nose. Malty flavors. Feint hops. Not good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
solidfunk (4478) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Even worse than their other single hop stuff. Why bother guys? Really, why? There’s some faint hope of hops bit nothing shocking in this galaxy. Tall can o love

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
jgb9348 (4848) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Caramel and toffee coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of earth, caramel, toffee, nuts, alcohol and very little else - not much hops in this one at all. Light-bodied; Slightly nutty flavour with some citrus and a lot of malt with literally, no hops at all. Aftertaste is mild with just malt and alcohol coming through the toffee and nutty bitterness. Overall, this one is just plain bad - no hops, no depth, no complexity and only showing nuts and bitterness from toffee - not pleasant and definitely not worth trying nor returning home with! I sampled this 473 mL can purchased from Au Coin Duluth in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 20-September-2014 for CA$3,19 sampled back at home in the states here in Washington on 02-November-2014.

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