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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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529 Ratings

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Ratings: 529
Reviews: 265
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 27.27%
Wants: 15
Gots: 52 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Nova Scotia, Canada

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-16-1998

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Can. Pours clear golden with a light short lasting head. Despite the fact that this beer is my namesake it is a very flavourless beer. It is more like a watered down mass produced lager rather than an IPA.

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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.

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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.

Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale from Alexander Keith's
63 out of 100 based on 529 ratings.