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Alexander Keith's Cascade Hop Ale - Alexander Keith's

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Alexander Keith's Cascade Hop AleAlexander Keith's Cascade Hop Ale

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Ratings: 135
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 15.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: biegaman on 03-30-2013

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Ratings: 135 | Reviews: 35
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2.24/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pale copper colour, large off-white head. Mediocre retention, no lace. Mild grapefruit and floral aromatics. Light toasty malt character, very faint citrus flavour in the finish. Low bitterness that still comes across harsh on the palate. Light-bodied with restrained carbonation. Feels thin and a little watery, especially when taken in concert with it's anemic flavour. Where the Hallertau Hop Ale at least manages to deliver an easily perceived hop character, this Cascade Hop version almost completely fails.

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2.32/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

On tap @ Jack Astor's

I actually had fairly high expectations for this one and I don't really know why in hindsight.

The bitterness is low for the style but, more importantly, there was next to no aroma and very little in terms of flavour profile from the hops. I wouldn't have been able to guess that this was a cascade hop IPA. There was a very light piney flavour and not much else. No grapefruit at all. Just a bland, somewhat stale tasting bitterness.

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2.5/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.55/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Can: Poured a light clear amber color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light citrus hops with non-descript caramel malt backbone. Taste is also dominated by light citrus hoppy notes with some medium sweet caramel malt notes. Body is lighter then average with good carbonation. This one is definitely lacking character.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: orange colour, thin head that then settles to a thin film in the middle. High carbonation visible.

S: Low citrus aromas, adjunct, hint of a soapy aroma,

T: Hop flavours are very low, I get a bit of an asparagus flavour. Malt flavours are also low.

M: Bitterness low, thin body, carbonation is good..

O: IPA ? Once again Keith's you've dropped the ball. So happy that your attempt to compete with craft brews has failed.

But back to the beer, this is not an IPA by any standard. Flavours, aromas and mouthfeel are way off.

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2.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Well, it's more of an IPA than the original Keith's. I'll give it that. Pours a decent golden colour with a thick white head that dissipates a little slower than the average swill. Smells of caramel, grapefruit, orange rind and bread. Not that bitter smelling. Tastes... Not that bad. More bitter and citrusy than the scent would have you believe. Starts of caramel and bready, which quickly turns into citrus. Lemon, grapefruit, ruby orange peel. For a mass produced product, this is pretty damn decent. I'd drink it again. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium, and somewhat creamy.

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