barcull (9) - Ontario, - MAY 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a typical offering from Canada’s 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 IPA’s 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 Fuller’s Bengal Lancer. Keith’s 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 Keith’s is the following: 1. Put a bucket behind a horse, 2. Add yeast.
altonbrownd (4376) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
4/6/2011 10:46:35 AM Can from ISB International Festival. Golden body with medium fuzzy head. Nose corn, water, hops. Lageresque. Taste is hops, with some citrus, but quickly reminds me of an ale or pilsener. Slight metallic notes. Not great altogether.
Tranquillity (1524) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Looks like a lager. Aroma? Like a pale ale. The taste is weak, like mixed with water. A good alternative to bud, but not much more.
kaser (4345) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden pour from draft at banknote in Toronto. White head. Tastes like a Pilsner. Nothing IPA about this besides the name. Easy to drink though
btg95 (23) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 29, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Does not match traditional taste, aroma, or palate conventions of an IPA. Resembling very much of a lager.
KoNrRiI (828) - Århus, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
0.341 bottle. Clear gold color and a small, white head. Aroma of pale malts, cheap hops, DMS, and some yeasts. Taste is pretty bad; cheap hops, DMS, and some grains. Light body, thin texture, and fizzy carbonation. Finish is short and very hackneyed. Overall the beer doesn’t even taste like an ale but is more resemblant of a commercial pale lager.
adamnowek (800) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Super flat body. Not very bitter at all. Passable, sure, but still remarkably boring. Good for a bender.
Gluepot (200) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I wanted to be nice because commercially successful macro beers can be automatically vilified by craft beer aficionados. But there is indeed very little here. The nose if fairly faint, the head a bit fizzy and the colour is a thin yellow/orange. Bready malt is easily the most prominent taste in the profile. A spritz of citrus distinguishes it from commercial lagers, but it is not enough to warrant the name "India Pale Ale". It remains a refreshing beverage for social and summer drinking situations.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5669) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured a bright yellow-gold color with a medium sized soapy white head that left good lacing. The aroma was tart and bitter with vague fruity hops and a bit of sugar. The flavor was tart, bitter and thin with some lemon and yeast. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.
kingofthemtn (47) - - JUN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pastic cup at TD-Lansdowne stadium in Ottawa, ON for world cup soccer. A tasty beer but not hoppy enough to match the ipa’s I’m used to.
Tommynh (81) - - JUN 28, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fair IPA, not much of a scent, nice golden color, kind of weak IPA taste, not much choice on the menu for IPA type drinks here 2015/06/28
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