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Offline Chris Craig

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Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« on: April 11, 2013, 11:09:06 AM »
Has anybody tried any of these yet?  I don't expect much, but I'm curious.

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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 11:14:18 AM »
The Cascade was actually very inoffensive - seems to me like a rather dry SMaSH beer, just 2-row and Cascade.

Honestly, I think I'll be drinking quite a bit of it in the summer.
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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 11:28:19 AM »
I was surprised with their Cascade ale.  Surprisingly bitter...considerably more bitter than their IPA, which isn't all that bitter.
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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2013, 12:16:14 PM »
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...considerably more bitter than their IPA, which isn't all that bitter.


You mean...isn't an IPA.

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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013, 01:08:07 PM »
I'll admit, keiths was always my go to beer in the past so I still have a special place for it in my belly.

Definitely not much of an IPA though...IPA requires hops...lol!
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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 01:44:57 PM »
Same here, I drank that for years.

I believe that they are making a Hallertau version of the Ale as well.

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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 02:05:10 PM »
...and something called Hop Mason as well.  That one's only available on tap though.

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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2013, 03:42:17 PM »
I had a few of the Cascade ales are Dolan's last night. It was 2 for 1 happy hour. They were ok. Nothing special. It was difficult to pick out the citrus I was expecting, and there was very little body. It was better than the regular Keith's though.

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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2013, 04:09:54 PM »
Point being you had a few :)
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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2013, 04:59:37 PM »
Certainly not.

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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2013, 06:10:02 PM »
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I had a few of the Cascade ales are Dolan's last night. It was 2 for 1 happy hour. They were ok. Nothing special. It was difficult to pick out the citrus I was expecting, and there was very little body. It was better than the regular Keith's though.


My suspicion is that the keg was getting on... I've had a few cans of this now with _very_ variable hop presence. It ranges from damn near undetectable to classic cascade.

So... they made a pale ale that actually ages like a pale ale. Touche.
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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2013, 06:06:13 PM »
Is this available in NB liquor? Haven't been there in so long. Lol
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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2013, 06:18:21 PM »
I believe the Cascade and Hallertau versions are.

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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2013, 07:10:14 PM »
the Cascade one is for sure
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Re: Alexander Keith's Hop Series Ales
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2013, 08:42:02 AM »
Yea i bought my first sixer in a while from the liquor store of the cascade and I liked it. Pretty decent summer beer. Actually not too far off from some of the old cascade pales that I was making last summer
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