Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale - Alexander Keith's
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Reviews by adams82:
1/5 rDev -62.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Rating by style, this is an absolute zero. Looks like your standard BMC fare; pale yellow fizzy water with a white film. Zero hop flavor/aroma, cooked corn flavor.
I'm not sure what they were going for with this brew, but they completely missed the mark if they were really trying to brew an IPA. This beer should be rebranded as an adjunct/light lager, as it's on par with PBR, Molson Canadian, Bud etc...
Terrible; avoid at all costs if you're looking for an IPA.
Serving type: can
06-09-2013 18:29:28 | More by adams82
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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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