Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale - Alexander Keith's
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2.9/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I tried this years and years ago when my friend brought a case back after graduating from the Nova Scotia College or Art and Design. Back when it was "Maritimer Beer", never to be seen on the Prairies. Wasn't very impressed with it, but was told that out East it was cheaper than borscht, and good for making beef stew. Now that more than half the Maritimes has moved to lovely 'ol Cowtown since then, there are stacks and stacks of this stuff in any and every beer store you walk into (you practically walk into them). Hard core tv commercial campaigns, you can't avoid the stuff any more. So that prologue aside, I thought that years later I'd give it another shot:
Poured from a brown 341 ml bottle, from a 6 pack. Is a very light, clear pale ale, decent head on the pour, but it fizzles quickly. A whole lot of corn on the nose, like a roasted corn aroma. Corn on the flavour as well, roasted corn. Uhh, guys, where are the hops (and where's the malt for that matter)? This is boldly advertised and passed off as a "traditional" IPA, but comes across more like a Molson Pilsner brewed on the Prairies. I mean, Big Rock's IPA comes way closer to an IPA (although still out of the ball park) than this stuff ever will. Perhaps they altered the recipe to suit the region. It's drinkable enough though, comparable to any high quality macro on the market, although nothing very noteworthy. Fantastic if you love the taste of roasted corn and can't get enough of it.
Serving type: bottle
09-18-2003 23:20:50 | More by IronDjinn
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