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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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BA SCORE
74
okay

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 14.42%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Nova Scotia, Canada

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: biegaman on 03-30-2013)
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

08-07-2013 05:05:53 | More by schopenhauerale
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

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!

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 00:35:01 | More by ChrisCage
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NDG07

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

08-06-2013 00:14:51 | More by NDG07
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

08-05-2013 02:20:53 | More by DaPan
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koes0024

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-27-2013 01:03:01 | More by koes0024
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Noxious26

Saskatchewan (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2013 23:33:00 | More by Noxious26
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

07-20-2013 19:45:37 | More by dcbeers
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Cramshawbar

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-20-2013 18:37:11 | More by Cramshawbar
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djcreepshow

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-18-2013 01:24:36 | More by djcreepshow
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

3/5  rDev -6%

07-17-2013 00:49:44 | More by MrBuckHigh
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-11-2013 19:55:50 | More by TheDoctor
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

07-05-2013 21:02:21 | More by Bf_89
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TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: A orange amber colour that poured with a finger and a half of head. The retention was quite good and went with with the relatively low amount of lacing. Modest carbonation in the body as well.

Smell: As advertised, those spicy cirtus cascade hops are right up front. Behind it is a nice caramel malt sweetness. Warming doesn't help either way, but all in all good stuff.

Taste: Starts with that sweet caramel malt that slowly dissipates as you drink it as the honest dose of hops becomes stronger and eventually rounds out the beer. It's done well, don't get me wrong, but it's missing a certain wow factor.

Mouthfeel: The transitioning is well done and a mild malt and hop aftertaste does the job although it's a little dry. The carbonation is a bit mild though. Pretty good.

Drinkability: Surprisingly light bodied although the dry note sort of puts a damper on the whole thing. Settled down nicely though and was easy to drink but had character to keep me interested.

Final Thoughts: These two hop series beers intrigued me when they came out. Did a big beer brewery put out something beyond macro lager? I'll be honest the answer to this one is yes. This beer as well as the Hallertauer ale were very excellent offerings. Thumbs up.

Serving type: can

07-03-2013 02:33:01 | More by TheHammer
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

07-01-2013 19:49:43 | More by liamt07
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.31/5  rDev -27.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-26-2013 17:40:15 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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mmurphy525

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

06-23-2013 16:22:46 | More by mmurphy525
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-20-2013 16:55:48 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

06-14-2013 15:42:45 | More by 4ster
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IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving Type - 473ml can poured into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a golden, light copper colour, with 2 fingers of bright white fluffy head which sticks around for a decent amount of time, leaving behind a moderate amount of lacing. Looks like an IPA.

Smell - The cascade hops are definitely noticeable. Floral and citrus notes, with caramel/crystal malt in the background. Smells like an IPA.

Taste - Caramel malts take hold immediately, closely followed by some faint citrus notes. At this point I would expect a decent amount of hop-bitterness, but it just doesn't deliver. Tastes like a very light APA.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light body, pretty low carbonation. Nothing special or notable here.

Overall - 3/5 Looks like an IPA, smells like an IPA, feels like an IPA, but it certainly doesn't taste like an IPA. Very much an 'okay' beer.

Serving type: can

06-14-2013 05:28:55 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

06-12-2013 01:41:06 | More by montrealbcr89
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-10-2013 16:25:47 | More by sdm9465
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

2.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/orange color to it. It has a nice off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves little lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus with bready and caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus with bready and caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a light carbonation with a light overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smoot drinkable beer accompanied with somewhat bland flavors and aromas.

Serving type: can

06-07-2013 21:36:31 | More by SebD
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

06-03-2013 04:13:14 | More by Kmat10
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

2.54/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Serving type: can

06-03-2013 01:20:12 | More by Phyl21ca
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -6%

06-02-2013 18:15:13 | More by peensteen
Alexander Keith's Cascade Hop Ale from Alexander Keith's
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