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


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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
electrotype (655) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 17, 2014
Aqueux, quelconque, avec un très léger goût de céréales. Une IPA? N’importe quoi. C’est à des années lumière d’une bonne IPA...

Martin243 (1201) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2017
Several bottles during my time in Ontario - never saw it on draft, funnily. Calls itself an IPA, some raters compare to a lager, Ratebeer category is Golden/Blond. That should give you a clue as to what to expect. I’d go with the Blond. Pale gold with a white head, mildly floral aroma. Biscuity malts, again the mildly floral hops, hint of bubblegum. Light bodied, thin texture, mildly bitter finish. Inoffensive beer, made to quaff in quantity.

ryanfolty (2579) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2017
July 18, 2017 - on tap at the Bull in Toronto. Clear yellow pour with some head. Aroma and taste of mild hops and malt. Easy to drink, but just light on flavor.

Subliminal64 (188) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 14, 2017
This was my go to beer 15 years ago, back when it was still brewed on the East Coast, and not in London, Ontario (my home town). Back then it was $2.75 for Draft before 11pm! Smells slightly malty and a little hoppy. Pours a pale to medium gold with decent head that lasts to the end. Great lacing. Taste is not how I remember. If you are looking for a true IPA, skip this beer. This is closer to a lager with a bit more hops. Great carbonation. Slightly sweet lingering aftertaste. Overall I was happy to have this brew again. Easy drinking, not offensive. MB. The Beer "Bear"on

BrewWhatIWant (238) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2017
This was my go to beer when I was 19ish, haven’t had one in a decade. Pours amber with a small white head. Aroma is lightly malty. Taste is slightly sweet and fairly watery. There are notes of light malt and a touch of stale hops. Obviously my tastes have changed, a slightly above average macro.

jakeskia (29) - Kanata, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2017
This LAGER isn’t very imaginative better than Canadian or blue but not very different.

Sven1973 (490) - GERMANY - APR 27, 2017
Gezapft im Biermarkt in Montreal Helles gelb, klar, angemessener Schaum Hopfen, Zitrus, Frisch Kein Geschmack, kein bisschen IPA Gefühl. Auch beim zweiten Antrunk keinerlei Referenzen. Etwas Hopfen, keine Bitterkeit. Ein wenig Malzsüsse. Irgendwo am Ende taucht moderate Bitterkeit auf.

azzurro (288) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
A good IPA, but not a great one. Common, nothing too striking about it, meeting my minimal threshold.

thewakingwest (16) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2017
Draft, one of my go to beers for vast quantity of consuming. Readily available which makes it easy but very simple. Just beer, which sometimes is all you need.

the sauger (90) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2017
Bouteille de 341 ml. Arôme de malt et de divers grains et céréales. Le goût est celui des céréales avec un léger goût sucré. Évidemment, cette bière n’est pas un chef d’oeuvre, mais c’est la meilleure amie du pêcheur lors d’un voyage de pêche.

arminjewell (9687) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2016
Pour on tap, clear golden pour, thin white head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, slight skunky notes, hints of grain. Taste was a mix of grass, grain, skunky mineral notes, finishing slightly dry.

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