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

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RATINGS: 647   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
barcull (5) - Ontario, - MAY 11, 2012
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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bellco33 (267) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a coffee mug: Pours clear yellow with a white frothy head. Aroma of sweet corn, grass, and coffee mug. Taste is that of an American lager with less skunk. If you blind folded me and told me this was Molson Canadian I would believe you. No trace of hops, bitterness, or anything that defines an IPA. There’s nothing good about this, but it’s not repulsive either. Meeh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
exportrus (1) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 22, 2014 does not count
I am not sure why people are giving this beer such a low rating but I am basically a single malt scotch drinker. With single malt or good tequila you aim for a nice smooth drink with a little bite. When it come to beers I also want a nice smooth beer, especially in the summer. Anyway, to me this is very smooth and nice. If I can get the same affect from drinking a smooth beer why drink something harsh. Just my two cents. I will drink this beer in the summer...no doubt about it.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
ntlwhlr (22) - Illinois, USA - JUL 20, 2014
I tried this craft beer while in Canada. The bartender said they had Alexander Keith on tap, so since I hadn't tried it before I said bring it on over. It came in an Alexander Keith IPA glass. Didn't taste much like an IPA. I asked if this was the IPA. He said it was. Weak IPA. Tasted more like a pilsner. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjakopa (205) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 15, 2014
Drank from a can so no notes on colouring. Aroma is industrial, grainy, and sweet. Taste is very watered down, no hints of any hops whatsoever. Some hints of malts but mostly grassy, grainy, and some sweetness. It’s drinkable but this should’t be labeled an IPA. Not even close.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Gerbeer (1685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear gold with little head. Not much on the nose - perhaps grain and grass. Flavors of grain/corn, rice, and light malts. Watery and Industrial.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
hockeybeerguy (1630) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Interesting, called an IPA by the company but labeled as a golden/blonde ale on here. Here’s my take: This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a golden amber color with a less than a film of a white head. Lacing, what lacing, ha, nowhere in sight. The smell had some weird cooked corn, uh...where’s the hop bitterness? The taste was a weird funky sour sweet corn. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Sessionable, uh...well I guess it was though I found it hard to put down. Overall, uh...well, there’s nothing remotely close for this to being an IPA. Is it a blonde ale as this site suggests? Well if it is, still this beer isn’t exactly one to be desired again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MiloC (10) - - JUL 14, 2014
Not a bad mainstream ale, but definitely not an IPA. A bit too much cooked corn, for my liking but refreshing all the same.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MayorOfSudz (33) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 12, 2014
No hop or citrus aroma. Smells very much like lager. Tastes malty like a lager with little to no hop taste. Have to use my imagination to find any hops. Basically a Coors. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gschrade (534) - Collinsville, USA - JUL 6, 2014
I had this in Florida. Pours pale yellow with a white head. Taste like a cheap lager, no real hop taste. I would pass on this in the future. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cmacklin (226) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
341 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is citrus with faint hops. Sweet flavour of malt, corn and light hops. Light body with watery texture and soft carbonation.


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