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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

460 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 26.52%
Wants: 9
Gots: 23 | 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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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +13.6%

04-06-2014 01:34:23 | More by yancot
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Leiting

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-26-2014 19:17:48 | More by Leiting
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jeff3278

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev +13.6%

03-24-2014 22:22:22 | More by jeff3278
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ArtZan

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

03-12-2014 20:26:04 | More by ArtZan
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RyanPollock

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

03-09-2014 04:57:47 | More by RyanPollock
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +13.6%

03-08-2014 14:25:55 | More by tbone64
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groleau

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

03-01-2014 22:53:53 | More by groleau
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anthony81212

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev +13.6%

02-27-2014 22:15:03 | More by anthony81212
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Fader

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

02-17-2014 17:45:56 | More by Fader
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

02-07-2014 23:13:19 | More by Brewsed
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MaizenBrew

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-29-2014 09:45:14 | More by MaizenBrew
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Griffith

Connecticut

3/5  rDev +13.6%

01-27-2014 02:12:58 | More by Griffith
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207inthe716

New York

2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

01-25-2014 20:49:48 | More by 207inthe716
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

2.46/5  rDev -6.8%

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.

01-12-2014 05:46:53 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Amalak

New York

2.54/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

01-11-2014 22:31:21 | More by Amalak
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Hoppy_McGee

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

01-09-2014 17:47:06 | More by Hoppy_McGee
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Jotora

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -24.2%

01-08-2014 22:26:49 | More by Jotora
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

01-05-2014 01:00:21 | More by DamageCase76
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

12-05-2013 00:54:41 | More by boszormeny
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +13.6%

12-03-2013 18:21:32 | More by Coastal_Brew
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mhaugo

California

2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

11-21-2013 16:18:45 | More by mhaugo
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -24.2%

11-14-2013 19:49:30 | More by Gotti311
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IronTom

Illinois

1/5  rDev -62.1%

11-14-2013 01:26:10 | More by IronTom
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BrewMaven

New York

2.95/5  rDev +11.7%

Got this as a Canadian care package from a good friend at work.

Pours a super clear gold with fairly rampant carbonation. Thin white head that dropped to a cover. Sticky, splotchy lace.

Smell is grainy and a bit yeasty. Nothing hinting that this is an actual IPA.

Taste confirms what my feeble nose already told me. light bodied mostly corn flavor with a clean dry finish. Thin mouthfeel. Very drinkable but not going to satisfy any hop cravings, that's for sure.

If I ever get up to Canada, I might seek it out as a refreshment after mowing some Canucks lawn.

11-13-2013 21:15:59 | More by BrewMaven
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stevec32

New York

1.25/5  rDev -52.7%

11-09-2013 02:36:01 | More by stevec32
Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale from Alexander Keith's
63 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.