Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale - Alexander Keith's
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Reviews by Lawl3ss:
2.43/5 rDev -8.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Chilled 16 oz. can into shaker pint. No visible canning date.
Look- Straw with a finger of off-white foam and a decent number of rising bubbles. Head falls quickly, fair lacing.
Smell- Sharp, herbal lemon, floral, light sweetness, light lager-like crackery aroma, mild vegetal character.
Taste- Clean, light, inoffensive, but not nearly as flavorful as I'd expect from an IPA, and fairly adjunct-y. Fairly sweet. It's definitely not a terrible, but I wouldn't see this one lasting six months at sea.
Mouthfeel- Light body, crisp, moderate carbonation, dry feel, almost dusty.
Overall- Meh; it's alright. If you're looking for a more flavorful macro and it's available, then by all means snag one. As marketed, however, I have to dock it for being a gross misrepresentation of the style. Strongly reminds me of a waterier Henry Weinhard's IPA.
Serving type: can
12-10-2012 03:21:34 | More by Lawl3ss
More User Reviews:
2.46/5 rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Had on tap at a Calgary pub totally bereft of other options. A light gold color with a dribble of white bubbles and scant aroma, maybe hints of white bread and a corn sweetness. How on earth does a bona-fide IPA, English or American, manage to smell like a weak adjunct lager? Tastes almost exclusively like mass-produced base malt and corn adjuncts. There is perhaps the barest hint of generic citrus and grassy hop flavor choked out by a decent dose of rank corn syrup and some other doughy sweetness ... Perhaps a subtle hint of sour gummy candy. Completely neutered and not even at a pale ale level of hop flavor or bitterness. A blonde ale at best, although truth be told tastes like a macro-lager, reminds me of Busch, with the massive carbonation and thin body to match. Zero trace of earthy or floral notes. Strange dry finish manages to almost completely lack any bitter character. I won't begrudge people who dislike hops drinking this concoction and its probably a hair better than light beers or other mass-market pap. Avoid like the plague if you actually like IPAs ... Or any craft beer really.
Serving type: on-tap
01-12-2014 05:46:53 | More by CalgaryFMC
2.54/5 rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
I had at Traders Bar in Manhattan.
A. It is clear gold and there aren't really any bubbles coming up. There's some white bubbly head and a very limited lacing.
S. It has a nice fruity scent to it.
T/M. It kind of has a pomegranate taste to it. Very interesting. It is super sweet. Not heavy on the hops as you'd expect an IPA. Nor is it floral or grassy. Just sweet fruitiness. Some grape aftertaste. Light body.
O. The aftertaste is off-putting. Not much like an IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
01-11-2014 22:31:21 | More by Amalak
Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale from Alexander Keith's
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