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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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75
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126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 15.67%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Nova Scotia, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biegaman on 03-30-2013)
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Photo of DenisKolkin
3.28/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Crisp Auburn color. Generous 3 fingers of head is poured and has some retention time. Head on top gives a creamy white appearance. Lots of carbonation is apparent

Smell – Hops are present but not overbearing or too powerful. Orange rind and maybe a hint of grapefruit are also present.

Tatse- The hops and bitterness shine through but there's also a subtle sweetness that comes through on the back end of sipping. This seems a bit strange in this beer and detracts slightly from the taste in my mind. This is despite being somewhat hoppy, piney citrusy on the nose. The flavor of hops and the orange / grapefruit is brief and fleeting, does not linger.

Mouthfeel- Good mouthfeel yet not quite as carbonated as is apparent upon pouring. A little more watery than expected.

Overall - A fine effort and one of my favorites from Keith’s but if you’re looking for a great IPA this is not it. Nonetheless this is a good transition beer if you are new to the craft beer stream and given its accessibility (especially in Canada) it may be seen as a stepping stone to wide world of craft beer.

DenisKolkin, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of slitherySOB
2.96/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

slitherySOB, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of mspang
3/5  rDev -6%

mspang, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Pmicdee
2/5  rDev -37.3%

Pmicdee, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

GoHabsGo, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of SlyBrew
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

SlyBrew, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of Bilco
2.75/5  rDev -13.8%

Bilco, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of beerhunter13
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

beerhunter13, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of mick303
3.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from can into Lagunitas jar glass. Colour is a darkish copper, visible carbonation and fairly good retention of a soapy white head.

S – caramel biscuit malt with some floral and lemon citrus hop notes. Mild grapefruit, ruby orange, but hops don’t really jump out. There is a lot of malt evident, which is caramel-like and UK-esque. Not the best in what I look for in an IPA.

T – a smooth mild start then the hop bitterness starts to coat overtop the malty base with a rolling carbonation going on as well. Zingy lemon zest with a deeper grapefruit bitter note, showing some decent hop character but without a ton of depth. Malt is still in force with some biscuit and bready notes with the bitterness as a gentle overlay, not overly bitter or all that pleasantly bitter for the matter. The taste on this has some more flavor but a good amount of shallow hop character and dryness.

M – sweet maltiness with a moderate light body, easy to drink with a dry finish and off-citrus aftertaste that calls on another sip to wash it down. Carbonation is moderate, not too aggressive.

A decently drinkable ale, and the abv and bigger body blend decently together but I would hasten to something with more quality flavor and balance if it where available. This just isn’t that exciting as far as the style goes.

mick303, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of cam477
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

cam477, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

schnarr84, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of groleau
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

groleau, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of civicm87
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

civicm87, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of ChrisCage
3.41/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A- Pours a very clear coppery color, that has tinges of red and orange in it. The head is quite nice looking too, being quite thick but it isn't dense or anything....it is an off white color. Lacing could use some work, as thin wisps of foam quickly slink back into the liquid. There appears to be heavy carbonation rising at a rapid rate too....very much like the other Hop Series brew.

S- The cascade hop aroma is noticeable, but not super powerful or anything and it is the dominant aroma as well. Behind this, I notice refreshing, slightly citrusy malt sweetness....caramel/toffee and perhaps some vanilla bean. The finish is clean and of fresh hop cones.

T- The flavors follow the aromas quite closely, with the dominant flavor being of zesty Cascade hops. There is some balancing malty sweetness noted as well, with toasty caramel or molasses tasted. The finish is clean, refreshing and mildly bitter...the bitterness lingers on the palate for awhile after the swallow.

M- Thin bodied but full of flavor and the carbonation really mellows out after ten minutes or so, providing a richer, creamy beer that almost lingers towards medium bodied. The character of the beer bursts onto the palate rather well and while refreshing, is smooth at the same time.

O- I like this one....I don't think quite as much as the other brew in this series to date, but that's my personal taste....not a reflection of the beer itself. It definitely shows a good example of the style and hop itself, is rather well balanced, the alcohol is noticeable to a very small degree but doesn't offend, and I feel this is a good summertime refresher. I would buy this again in the future and recommend anybody to give it a try!

ChrisCage, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of NDG07
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

NDG07, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of DaPan
3/5  rDev -6%

DaPan, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of koes0024
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

koes0024, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of Noxious26
3.05/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

341ml brown bottle with twist off cap poured in a pint glass.

Clear, pale copper in colour. 1/4 inch off-white head on the pour dissolves to a thin ring around the edge. Little to no lacing.

Aroma is all citrus hops. Grapefruit, grapefruit and more grapefruit. Perhaps some orange in there. Pretty much no malt balance.

Flavour matches the aroma. Lots of citrus hops flavour, mildly bitter with little to no malt backbone. Jsut enough to give it some colour.

Medium-to-light bodied with a bit of a harsh mouthfeel. Mouthfeel is the same as most macro produced north american lagers.

This was better than I expected, but a ways away from being a solid IPA. Probably the best labatt product out there and good for them for even trying something like this.

Noxious26, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

dcbeers, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of Cramshawbar
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Cramshawbar, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of djcreepshow
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

djcreepshow, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of MrBuckHigh
3/5  rDev -6%

MrBuckHigh, Jul 17, 2013
Photo of TheDoctor
3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

TheDoctor, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of Bf_89
3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

Bf_89, Jul 05, 2013
Alexander Keith's Cascade Hop Ale from Alexander Keith's
75 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.