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Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale - Alexander Keith's

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Alexander Keith's India Pale AleAlexander Keith's India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
63
poor

498 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 11
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's visit their website
Nova Scotia, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-1998)
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3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

Drinks more like a pilsner, very weak for a IPA, but I like it as a canadian budweiser basically, good goto beer if you're not sure what you want to drink. Must be served cold, had one that was little warm, not very good when warm.

docoman, Tuesday at 04:20 PM
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1.75/5  rDev -33.7%

olradetbalder, Monday at 01:52 PM
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

meehandennis, Nov 20, 2014
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2.48/5  rDev -6.1%

BColton1, Nov 17, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +54.5%

Locuss, Nov 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

atsir, Nov 13, 2014
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2.72/5  rDev +3%

Nathan_Snyder, Nov 09, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

Rothobinide, Nov 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +89.4%

Holman72, Nov 03, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

Mack, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

OneTuffPony, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

cormierchris, Oct 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

Socialiste, Oct 30, 2014
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1/5  rDev -62.1%

Yettie911, Oct 21, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

LockeSD, Oct 19, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

DeliriumTremens13, Oct 15, 2014
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2.8/5  rDev +6.1%

vfgccp, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of glass_house
2.95/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

16 oz. draft in a flared pilsner glass

Finding myself in Toronto on business, and at Red Lobster with no other desirable options, I decided to give this a try. Looks nice enough. Light amber with good clarity and two fingers of fizzy white head. Smell is not impressive, but not offensive either. Just a blend of faint sweet grainy malt and even fainter grassy hops.

Taste is much like the nose--very subdued, but I actually find it to be nicely balanced. The hop profile--if you want to call it that-- is a weak mixture of herbal grassy notes with just a touch of pine. A vague sweetness that reminds me of caramel is also present. The mouthfeel is too thin for my liking, and it seems to be a bit overcarbonated. However, itdoes have a wet, refreshing characteristic that goes well with my coconut shrimp.

Overall, as an IPA this certainly leaves a lot to be desired. If I didn't know what this was I'd probably guess some type of light amber ale. As an alternative to the standard adjunct lager in a chain restaurant, I won't complain.

glass_house, Oct 01, 2014
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1/5  rDev -62.1%

LawnMemo, Sep 23, 2014
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2.44/5  rDev -7.6%

jera1350, Sep 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Snugsound, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +51.5%

Boston71, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +89.4%

LarryFalk, Sep 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

This is not an IPA. This is a much lighter beer, and is more typical of an adjunct lager or other mass produced beer.

T-34-85, Sep 12, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

Stugotzo, Sep 11, 2014
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63 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.