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


on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Share this beer with friends!
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.

electrotype's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
electrotype (222) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
b3shine (5458) - Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2014
473 mL can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a transparent paler burnt orange with foamy off-white head. Smells of malt and bitter hops; weak and thin though. Tastes like it smells with an average (at best) mouthfeel. Maybe a touch of toast as well. Not my thing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ambro206 (128) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
Ecco cosa succede a tentare di portare una birra artigianale su larga scala. Non ci si può sicuramente lamentare del discreto risultato anche se non si rimane a bocca aperta. Riapetto al livello di birra italiana venduta nei supermercati questa birra risulta decisamente suoeriore. Discreto aroma agrumato, birra ambrata, schiuma un po’ carente e carbonazione eccessiva.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (11900) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sample at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma of sweet caramel. Taste is sweet caramel, slightly floral.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1413) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
473 ml can. Pours a clear pale orange amber with a short lived white head. Aroma is fruity, pineapple. Flavor is caramel, toasty. Finish is pineapple, passionfruit, rather soft. Some herbal notes. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
presario (4631) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Why, said the butterfly as the hop cone was harvested for Mr. Keith. Dark amber, nice head. More Amber malt scent than hops. Amber malt flavour with some adequate hops for that style but plain for an IPA. Better introduction than the basic Keith’s.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopsandBolts (73) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a clear copper colour with minimal white head. The aromas I get are barley, grain and hops. Similar to the aromas, I get mainly barley and grain and I also get just a hint of citrus and hops. Not bad for something from Keith’s but I’m really not getting a lot of hops from it. I thought the hops would be more noticeable given it is marketed as an IPA.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Gift from a goood friend, thanks Lagerboy. Clear brass pour, head is extremely thin. Really nothing of note for aroma, maybe some grains and a signature industrial swill overtone. soft on the palate, light on the tongue. I was expecting worse, to be honest, but it still garners nothing in the way of galaxy hops to me. Albeit a superior offering to a regular Keith’s, but to delegate this a "Hop Series" is silly. Im going to call the Halifax Municipal Hall and make sure they are aware of the mockery thats is being produced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lagerboy (1234) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
341 ml bottle. Clear lighter copper, thinner off-white foam mostly fades. Mild tropical fruity aroma. Lightly toasted pale malts with a pleasant albeit light galaxy hop influence. Average carbonation, light bodied, sessional. Was prepared to dis this offering, but it’s really not bad at all... bet if it was blind tasted the ratings would be higher. MLF (More Lagerboy Friendly)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
2014-07-20. Crisp dark orange amber body, foamy beige head fades. 3+ Aroma is an interesting mix of hops and malt, biscuiyy sweet malt notes. Lightly fruity hops. Flavour is similar, malty core has biscuity not quite toasty quality to it. Moderate hops throughout, light bitterness and fruit, hints at sweet lemon. Overall impression is on the sweet side with just enough bitterness in the finish to keep if from becoming too much so. Smooth average plus bodied palate, low carbonation. Okay, drinkable but not particularly interesting. Can from the LCBO, Toronto

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
Can - Light caramel and orange spicy hops. Clear gold with a thin head. Malty and some orange syrupy notes. Decent.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50