Wuddle (23) - Moncton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really liked this brew when I visited Newfoundland. But there is nothing bad about Newfoundland. It goes good with moose meat. I disagree with Oakes because in my opinion I thought it was much better than Keith's. PS, Oakes, I'm always confused. I do think this is better than Keith's ,though.
Dougan (93) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 15, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I love ales but I wouldn’t call this on I think this was more like a lager then an ale in my books anyway. Keith’s is the way to go when I look for a IPA!
caper2299 (28) - Sydney River, Nova Scotia, CANADA - APR 19, 2001
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 6, 2000
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Oakes is right again. IPA is by definition hoppy - otherwise the beer wouldn’t have made it to India. So why label beer with such low hoppiness an IPA? Typical Canadian golden ale.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 23, 2000
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
One of the anomalies of the beer world is the use of the term IPA in Atlantic Canada for bland golden ales. This stems from Keith’s IPA, which probably was an India Pale seventy-five or one hundred years ago, but has not been in a long time. So this beer is mislabelled in an attempt to compete with Keith’s. Confusing, I know.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2000
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very malty; has a distinct ’Canadian Lager’ taste to it. Somewhat bland in flavor. Labelled an India Pale Ale, but I was searching desperately for even the slightest hop flavor. Come to think of it, it didn’t even really taste like an ale. Anyone would think this was a lager in a blind taste test.