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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

481 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 481
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 26.89%
Wants: 9
Gots: 28 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-1998)
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Photo of glass_house
3.06/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

16 oz. draft in a flared pilsner glass

Finding myself in Toronto on business, and at Red Lobster with no other desirable options, I decided to give this a try. Looks nice enough. Light amber with good clarity and two fingers of fizzy white head. Smell is not impressive, but not offensive either. Just a blend of faint sweet grainy malt and even fainter grassy hops.

Taste is much like the nose--very subdued, but I actually find it to be nicely balanced. The hop profile--if you want to call it that-- is a weak mixture of herbal grassy notes with just a touch of pine. A vague sweetness that reminds me of caramel is also present. The mouthfeel is too thin for my liking, and it seems to be a bit overcarbonated. However, itdoes have a wet, refreshing characteristic that goes well with my coconut shrimp.

Overall, as an IPA this certainly leaves a lot to be desired. If I didn't know what this was I'd probably guess some type of light amber ale. As an alternative to the standard adjunct lager in a chain restaurant, I won't complain.

glass_house, Yesterday at 05:38 PM
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1/5  rDev -62.1%

LawnMemo, Sep 23, 2014
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2.44/5  rDev -7.6%

jera1350, Sep 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Snugsound, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +51.5%

Boston71, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +89.4%

LarryFalk, Sep 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

This is not an IPA. This is a much lighter beer, and is more typical of an adjunct lager or other mass produced beer.

T-34-85, Sep 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Stugotzo, Sep 11, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

inspektor, Sep 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Coombaron, Aug 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

SpartyJoe, Aug 31, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

Hellpop65, Aug 30, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

dcerdman, Aug 30, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

I tried it in a bar because that was the only option.
Anyways its light the smell is ok. The head is about 2 fingers.
For an India Pale Ale is kind of disappointing. My expectation was high because its an India Pale.
This beer is about average ans I think the price is a bit overprice.
If I would recommend it ? Probably not.

kevofficiel, Aug 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

JasonThaler, Aug 27, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

tfaosd, Aug 25, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

Dylan-K, Aug 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

pharmerdoc, Aug 23, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Sapphyy, Aug 22, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

NJBeer265, Aug 21, 2014
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2.56/5  rDev -3%

FrankShirley, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +42%

mikeincharleston, Aug 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

muskiesman, Aug 17, 2014
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1.48/5  rDev -43.9%

Krame1bt, Aug 17, 2014
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Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale from Alexander Keith's
63 out of 100 based on 481 ratings.