Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale - Alexander Keith's
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Reviews by IBUnit63:
2.6/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Well, I walked all the way around Skydome and this is the best I could come up with for CAD10 and change. Served in a plastic cup from a beer portable.
It's light, but not as light as a traditional macro - maybe a bit more honey color in there. Carbonation is decent, maybe a little bit of head.
Scent has a lot of Saaz silage in it - along that stewy, spoiled light caramel malt that drives me insane and smacks of corn-feed adjuncts. Nothing special - it's not a macro but it's a little too close for comfort.
Taste profile mirrors the scent - raw, a little adjunct, not too much hop freshness with a slightly bitter aftertaste.
Palate feel - well this is served very cold, but it needs to be. The tinge on the back of the palate gets to be a bit much with warmth, so while Respecting Beer you should toss this one back quickly.
Maybe not for a true English IPA but for a traditional macro it drinks OK. Seriously, though...can't you do better at the ballpark? I didn't see it.
Serving type: on-tap
05-21-2009 13:52:28 | More by IBUnit63
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2.83/5 rDev +7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for 2.35 CDN.
Appearance - clear pale golden color with a finger and a half of white head which recedes quickly and coalesces into a small white cap. Some effervescent bubbles rise from the centre of the glass.
Smell - weak grainy aroma. Some metallic mustiness in there to which is odd. Not a great smelling beer.
Taste - kinda like the nose, not much other than mild grains and a slight bit of bitterness. Really mild and pretty much an AAL crossed with and EIPA. There's just not much else there.
Mouthfeel - medium light body and soft carbonation. Would like a more lively mouthfeel.
Overall- pretty bland beer, lacking the crispness that good examples of the style usually have. I used to think this was a pretty good beer, and while inoffensive, there's not much exciting or different about this one. Still goes down easy enough on the first hot and humid day of 2014.
Serving type: can
05-28-2014 00:16:35 | More by DenisKolkin
Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale from Alexander Keith's
63 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.