Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale - Alexander Keith's
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2.83/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
05-28-2014 00:16:35 | More by DenisKolkin
1/5 rDev -62%
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.
05-04-2014 02:40:36 | More by Brad007
Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale from Alexander Keith's
63 out of 100 based on 463 ratings.