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

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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PlainsDrifter (96) - 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.


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AllGrainTicks8 (1) - - DEC 9, 2017 does not count
If someone tried the Keith's that comes from its native Nova Scotia, it is a very good beer. It was always brewed there and imported throughout Canada.

Unfortunately its owner "AB-INBEV" decided to capitalize and brew it in Ontario as well, selling it for the same import costs and distribute it locally to save and bank the import costs, thus compromising the quality and integrity of the beer.

If anyone is in eastern Canada I encourage them to try AK as it is originally crafted, with the same water/ingredients. Otherwise it is nothing more than an imitation ( and completely different tasting) from the old fashioned AK.

1.8
ebone1988 (2162) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Can left at my house by a Canadian hipster much older than everyone at the party. Aroma is corn, water, metallic, no real hop detection. Appearance is darker golden, white head, clear. Taste is corn, some muted hops, horrible fake sweetness, garbage and nothing more. Mouthfeel is light body, light crisp carbonation, carbonated garbage sweet water aftertaste. Overall, this is the Canadian PBR, people only drink this because they want to appear ironic.

1.5
Zymurgeist2 (2385) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 21, 2017
Fraught at Pearson. Like a lager. Off flavors galore. Clear yellow with white head. Corn and grainy. Nothing IPA about this.

1.3
MannyGoldberg (259) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2017
Keg at Toronto Pearson Airport. As many people have said this isn't an IPA, more like a vaguely metallic golden ale. Pour pale golden with not much head. Little to no retention. Vaguely hoppy aroma. Lot of grain. Reminds me of Blue Nun for some reason.

0.9
Quick3Beers (1455) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2017
Ugh. Another sweaty skunky yet sweet cheap beer. Was warned by locals to avoid, can see why, although not any shittier than other local shitty American lagers, probably an iota better even. But at that level, what’s the difference really?

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Martin243 (1228) - 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.

2.4
ryanfolty (2611) - 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.

2.9
Subliminal64 (230) - 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

2.7
BrewWhatIWant (312) - 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.

0.9
jakeskia (30) - Kanata, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2017
This LAGER isn’t very imaginative better than Canadian or blue but not very different.


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