Alexander Keiths India Pale Ale

Oland Brewery
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Grade: D
ABV: 5%
Style: Blonde Ale OR English IPA
Serve in: English pint

My friend brought me two Alexander Keiths back from Canada a few weeks ago.  There’s an epic stag head on the label.A crisp and clean aroma. My expectations were high.

Why are you called an IPA? Whhhyyyyyy? The SLIGHT hop bitterness and the low ABV puts it somewhere in betweena crummy English IPA or a very weak blonde/golden ale.  It is fairly watery with a dry finish; rounding itself off with a welcoming aftertaste of something resembling astringent. Damn you Canada with your “oldest North American brewery” which is really just a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch.

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