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Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale - Alexander Keith's

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Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
63
poor

529 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 15
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-1998

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Photo of Grogsky
2.45/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of talbotjf99
2.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Russell777
4/5  rDev +51.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decent beer from canada, martime tradition.

Photo of Treyliff
2.43/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a crystal clear straw color almost like water, with a small fizzy white head that retains nicely long after the pour

S- very sweet aroma with some grainy malt, it actually smells like apple juice, not really picking up any hops

T- slightly sweet up front with notes of pear and apple juice, grains, having trouble picking up even a trace of hop flavor, watery finish

M- light water body with medium carbonation leads to a thin but foamy mouthfeel and a watery crisp finish

O- this certainly isn't an IPA, it drinks more like a watered down hard cider

Photo of FrankS
3.1/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HoppySeb
2.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BCborn
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LeesinkyZaika
2.09/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

I'm a Canadian who has been drinking this brew for the past 15 years, and have witnessed its decline in the same period. Definitely not what it used to be, and I don't believe it qualifies as a true IPA. The initial mouthfeel is flat, watery, and basically insipid. Definitely no hoppiness or hops character here. The overall sensation is of an intense disappointment over it's very bland character that belies its name and label.
I serve this to unwanted guests who feel special when I serve it to them :)

Photo of papat444
1.41/5  rDev -46.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

This could not be further from an IPA. Pours a very pale yellow body, taste is rife of adjuncts and corn with offsetting bitterness not related to hops. Small head and minimal lacing, the fact it carries the word IPA on the label is a joke.

Photo of hozersr
2.38/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Seneca
3.06/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Kinda boring. Not bad tasting but not my favorite.

Photo of BxSTEW
4.39/5  rDev +66.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

To let everyone know this is not a true ipa in the sense that everyone on this site is thinking this beer is more akin to coors light or beer of that sort. That being said it is still a decent beer for going out and partying (for those who still do so that is). This beer has a sense of nostalgia to me it was the first beer i ever had and being quebecois and living in the states i miss it from time to time. Give it a shot just keep my words in mind if you ever do. Happy drinking all!!

Photo of spycow
2.9/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of talbotd
1/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Does not taste like an IPA. I would've been better off getting water

Photo of Quafftastic
1.03/5  rDev -61%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Not an ipa, terrible beer.

Photo of Dubhlaine
1/5  rDev -62.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

More like a mediocre pilsner!

Photo of Miket13
1.88/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Beer does not taste like an IPA at all. More like a cheap light beer.

Photo of Coronaeus
2.96/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Paynev7
3.65/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Good taste. Better beer.

Photo of Beardo
2.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ManWithNoName
3/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of R11415
3/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of BARFLYB
2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Filip2412
1/5  rDev -62.1%

Photo of BcCraft710
2.4/5  rDev -9.1%

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63 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.