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

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RATINGS: 671   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.15   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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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
rob6239 (676) - Ontario, - MAR 5, 2013
The biggest disappointment here is that they continue to call this an IPA. Perhaps they named it long before the style became popular. Otherwise seems like a notch above a macro pale lager.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingofthemtn (40) - - JUN 28, 2015
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tommynh (76) - - JUN 28, 2015
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 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerathon (1537) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Yellow pour with thin white head. Not sure how this kids assign IPA. Tastes like a slightly floral pale lager. Total meh.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2015
Draught @ Sports station, Montreal, QC
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt and hint of grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft to fizzy

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
a_sully (252) - - JUN 8, 2015
Light yellow body with a light white head. Aroma is sweet. Taste is hoppy and a bit skunky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Handsy11 (16) - IRELAND - MAY 26, 2015
IPA?? Tastes like they have switched the label on a Coors Light bottle. Not even a hint of hops and the appearance/colouring is clearly that of a lager... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ComradeK (1070) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2015
341ml bottle. Pours a clear medium gold, with a small white head, which dissipates fairly quickly, and doesn’t leave much lacing. The aroma has light grassy and floral hops notes, and not much by way of malt backing. There is a little grassy and spruce flavour up front, but this gives way to an odd, slightly soapy note in the mid-palate, and only very light bitterness to finish. This is far from the most interesting beer around, and that odd soap flavour certainly detracts from it, but from a macro it isn’t too bad.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MartinT (8492) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
My Bottom Line:
A complete joke, this beer is. Even as a diluted macro lager, it would not score well.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam tops the clear, very pale blond.
-It tastes as though they have used one or two hop pellets for the entire batch.
-How a beer tagged "India Pale Ale" can be as flavorless as Labatt Blue is beyond me.
-This was tasted in a blind tasting.
-Why drink this when you can have a refreshing glass of water?

Can.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlainsDrifter (83) - Adelphi, Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours pale yellow with small white head. Aroma of hay, grass. No bitterness, light hop spice balanced with slight malt. Very drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nasmith003 (143) - Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
bread, golden, clear, white foam, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, lively,


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