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

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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Nova Scotiaís most popular beer, Alexander Keithís 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 Keithís India Pale Ale is smooth with a slightly floral hop character and a sweet flavour delivery.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
barcull (9) - Ontario, - MAY 11, 2012
This is a typical offering from Canadaís large commercial breweries. The taste is so pedestrian that it leaves one wondering whether the breweries use one big vat and simply bottle and label with their own product. It all tastes the same! Traditional IPAís are distinctive in the flavour profile. They have a rich matly taste, balanced by a high hop aroma. A good example of the style is Fullerís Bengal Lancer. Keithís has none of the profile characteristics. The malt is undetectable and there is NO hop aroma. How it can call itself an IPA is beyond me. The recipe for Keithís is the following: 1. Put a bucket behind a horse, 2. Add yeast.


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
ContemplateBeer (1613) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Hmm. AB-InBev, huh? Trickery! Had this at Big Rís and Shannonís BBQ in LaGrange, KY, from the bottle. Aroma: Light caramel, virtually no hop character. Appearance: Bottle. Flavor: Watery caramel; nothing resembling hops in the flavor. As others have stated ad nauseam- not an IPA. Palate: Medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, abrupt finish. Overall: A dull, misnamed beer. If Nutella can be sued for making their product seem healthy, then why canít AB-InBev be sued for allowing this to be called an IPA?

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markman96 (1) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
Keithís IPA is a classic beer that is located at many locations around my place of residence, not only is it available on tap at bars and restaurants, it is the premier beer available on tap at the stadium making it a go to delight.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChrisSc (294) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2015
330 on tap. Toronto. Pale yellow in color. Translucent. Small white head. Smells malty, hay, apples, no hops at all. Lacks taste in general. Sweet if anything. Tin palate. Short finish. Easily the worst IPA I have ever had. Generally not a great beer at all.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
weissbierdrinker (8) - - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
Closer in taste to a North-American lager beer than a real IPA. No real hop taste like you would expect from an IPA. Slightly sweet. Carbonation is good, drinks away easily. If you like IPA, stay away from this, if you like smooth beers that go down easily (such as lagers) then you might like this. Gives me headaches easily the next day.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerAndPonies (41) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
355 ml can from a 15-pack from Liquor Depot, served in an undimpled mug. Pours a light straw color with a large-bubbled white head that lasts a few minutes and leaves blots and islands of lace. Aroma is thoroughly unlike an ale and much more like a lager, although a hint of floral hop does come through the mainly grainy, citrusy scent. Flavor consists of lightly sweet malt, rice, and lemon; any hops are vacant except for bittering. Body is thin, with a fairly high carbonation; served very cold, it can potentially lead to uncomfortable gassiness. Crisp, mildly bitter finish, like a lager. Itís nowhere near the style of an IPA and, as a pale lager, is an undistinguished but serviceable hot-weather quencher.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Zeswaft (1422) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Was skeptical that the waitress didnt bring me the rolling rock that my coworker ordered. íNuff said.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Pizz5116 (61) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Aroma is faint and no clear characteristics. Pours a clear yellow with little to no head. Taste is faintly there with taste of bitter water beer. Not an IPA by any means.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
RhetoricalAns (420) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle, can, draft, whatever. Clear pale yellow with some white bubbles up top. Dull grain aroma and taste but thatís it. watery throughout.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
HippyHop (308) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2014
I found this cheap whore of a beer buried in the back of my fridge. It was left there by a friend, who lost all sense of taste in a tragic ghost pepper accident (all that to say I donít judge him for drinking this swill.....ah who am I kidding, of course I do). Everything is wrong with this beer. For starters, calling this an IPA is about as disingenuous as me listing my body type as "athletic" on match.com. Never mind the IP, this atrocity is barely an A (I would argue it tastes more like a generic lager than anything else). Secondly, none of the virtues extolled in the description above are actually present. Telling me the bottle was full of unicorn tears wouldíve been more believable than the idiotic fluff they put in the description. Thereís no floral hop character. There is no unique, malty character. Itís just a shitty macro beer that smells like cat piss and apple juice, and tastes about the same (although there is a lovely skunk flavour in there as well, like a Molson Canadian and a Heineken had unprotected sex and nine months Alexander Keithís was born). In fairness there IS a nondescript crispness to the finish but thereís no flavour there - unless vaguely dry is a flavour. The "unique, malty flavour" is grain/cereal (a grain-based beverage that tastes like grain? Why thatís brilliantly progressive!), and the hop presence is virtually nonexistent in terms of flavour. I call this beer the noid (because itís definitely something you want to avoid).

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
neurbob (3) - - AUG 28, 2014 does not count
Twice I have been deceived while visiting Canada into ordering their version of an "IPA". Never again! This is one of the lamest beers I have partaken of since playing beer pong in college. On tap at 2 otherwise good restaurants in Canada. Little aroma. Yellow-Golden. Where are the hops? Not much else in there. Canít disagree with most of the previous ratings.


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