Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale - Alexander Keith's
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Reviews by Seumas:
2/5 rDev -24.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
I'm old enough to remember Keith's before it was reduced to its current liquid air status. It was never my favorite beer, but quite drinkable when I had it in Halifax in the late '70s. More bitter than Labatts IPA, less biscuity than 50, but not quite as acceptable as the good body and nice bite of Molson Ex before it too saw its bitterness and body cut.
Now, it's overly pale, *smooooth* and inoffensive.
How the mighty have fallen.
Serving type: on-tap
09-09-2003 21:59:02 | More by Seumas
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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
1/5 rDev -62.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
One of the few offerings on the shelves that wasn't a variant of Molson, Carling or LaBatt.
Pours a too-bright gold with a huge head into my glass. Something's not right here. Hmm. More fitting for a pils.
Buttery malt in the nose? Check. Low hop presence? Check. Is it an English IPA? ("Price is Right" losing horn)
Tastes like I just drank a pint of dishwater. Hardly any hops, malt or anything.
Watery, metallic finish completes this abomination of an IPA. No, scratch this. This is a drain pour.
Being that this is the "Pride of Nova Scotia", I'd be shocked if empty cans didn't litter the grounds of Sunnyvale Trailer Park.
Serving type: can
05-04-2014 02:40:36 | More by Brad007
Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale from Alexander Keith's
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