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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

479 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 2.64
pDev: 26.52%
Wants: 10
Gots: 27 | 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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1.5/5  rDev -43.2%

mcrago, Jun 01, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

wrightst, Jun 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

Slongie, May 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

jrohrbacher, May 28, 2014
Photo of DenisKolkin
2.83/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

DenisKolkin, May 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

duimie, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

Bralis, May 21, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

Magibeg, May 17, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

baconfromwalmart, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +70.5%

kvadiat, May 05, 2014
Photo of Brad007
1/5  rDev -62.1%

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.

Brad007, May 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

patre_tim, Apr 28, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -14.8%

CRObighit2, Apr 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -5.3%

beerforpresident, Apr 19, 2014
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2/5  rDev -24.2%

clager, Apr 15, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

hunterjames, Apr 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

EatonHops, Apr 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

hinemk76, Apr 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

yancot, Apr 06, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Leiting, Mar 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

jeff3278, Mar 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev +4.2%

ArtZan, Mar 12, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +23.1%

RyanPollock, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev +13.6%

tbone64, Mar 08, 2014
Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale from Alexander Keith's
63 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.