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Alexander Keiths India Pale Ale

Brewed by Oland Brewery (AB-InBev)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Halifax, Canada


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RATINGS: 692   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Nova Scotia’s most popular beer, Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale is fully fermented, mellow-aged for smoothness and uses balanced North American flavour and bittering hops to create a unique, malty flavour. Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale is smooth with a slightly floral hop character and a sweet flavour delivery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jamestulloch (3209) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Keg at Toronto Island BBQ & Beer Co. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. Steady carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of grain and orange pith. Flavour of watered down orange juice and flabby malts. Thin body with a watery, spritzy mouthfeel. Lively fizz. This is not an IPA - it’s a Lager. And not a great one at that. I couldn’t finish a pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3996) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2016
On tap at the brewery in Halifax. Golden body with excellent clarity. Very mild, even for a pale ale. So weak and mild, my companion who doesn’t even like beer found it drinkable and "like water". Ridiculous calling this an IPA. Ignoring that, it is clean, refreshing and well balanced. Should work well with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
invinoveritas (85) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2016
Pours a vivid yellow with not much head. Smells like bitter. Tastes like thin bitter with some thin bittery bubbles. Definitely not an IPA and definitely not good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnRMurdoch (4229) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Tap @ Lakeside Grill, Halifax. Pale yellow, not much head. Insipid looking. Mild grain malt aroma. Corn vanilla flavour. Watery & inoffensive. Not an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ChadPoole (162) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
Pours clear yellow gold with a small white head. Slight hoppy aroma. Sweet malt taste with a hint of bitter. More like a blonde ale than a Indian pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pumpkinhead2 (748) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2016
Bière jaune pâle tirant un peu vers le vert, parfaitement limpide, effervescence moyenne-bonne, et surmontée d’à peine quelques remous blanchâtre à sa surface en guise de col. Arômes de malt pâle, tendance pain frais et léger sucré rappelant un peu les bonbons aux petits fruits et/ou la réglisse rouge. Aussi, odeur houblonnée qui balance entre l’herbe, le conifère et le citron, avec quelques notes poivrées. Nez intéressant et agréable, complexité et intensité adéquates. En bouche, pétillement élevé sur la langue, mais onctuosité plutôt faible au palais. Au goût, malt pâle, pain frais et sucre brut, mais la bière est peu sucrée (surtout pour une bière commerciale!), saveurs surtout herbacé (gazon, tendance herbes aromatiques, peut-être menthe…) avec un peu de conifère et des agrumes (citron surtout). L’amertume n’est cependant pas au rendez-vous et, en ce sens, l’appellation «India Pale Ale» est certainement exagérée, mais il faut avouer que le profil de saveur se veut principalement houblonné et que le goût est franchement intéressant pour une bière commerciale. Complexité et intensité en bouche plus qu’adéquates. Selon moi, il s’agit peut-être de la meilleure offrande au Québec dans le créneau «grand public», une bonne bière pouvant plaire autant à M. «Tout le Monde» qu’au connaisseur plus aguerri…

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Johnsense (1248) - - APR 1, 2016
Fizzy, Clear gold pour. Smells and Tastes like a watered down cream ale. Very slight hints of pine in the aroma and taste, straw, slightly vegetal - India Pale Ale in name only. Easy enough to drink, but why would you want to?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ktwse (3745) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2016
Pours clear pale yellow with low white head. Aroma of malt, light fruit. Taste is rye and bread, honey sweet. Body is light and smooth with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Bierdimpfe (179) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Bright straw color, almost golden, with strong activity. White 0.5 finger head lasting around 5 minutes with below average legs. Faint aromas and flavors of grains, citrus, corn, herbal spices. Slightly grainy and lemony sweetness with some hoppy bitterness. Feels grassy, a little wet cardboard, and metallic. Light body with high carbonation. Faint finish of moderate length ending with minimal herbal spiciness. Overall a weak IPA; while the freshness is good, the flavors are too bland without personality, almost tasting like adjunct lagers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DrNosha (1476) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2016
341ml Flasche. Gelbes Bier, flacher Schaum. Grasiges Aroma, wenig Hopfen. Geschmack ist eher kräuterig. Kein IPA!

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