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

Brewed by:
Alexander Keith's
Nova Scotia, Canada
keiths.ca

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The pride of Nova Scotia.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,562
Reviews:
288
Ratings:
666
pDev:
28.14%
 
 
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18
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Photo of Eric_Standard
2.66/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rapayn01
3.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was a 341 ml bottle. I've had this beer previously on a business trip to Ottawa. This one was free at a reception and I would not drink it under other circumstances. It is malty, a little sweet, and really tastes nothing like an IPA.

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Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.17/5  rDev +58.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Alex came to play with his new hops. Subbed Galena with bramling cross and brewers gold I'm guessing. Seems more like an English or Belgian pale now. Very smooth. Not an IPA but smooth.

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Photo of Alexc11
2.99/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I agree with others here that this is not an IPA. More like a light lager. Pale yellow colour with strong lace. I don't detect much out of hops or malts in the aromas or flavours. Just a decent tasting, non-bitter, low carbonated, smooth beer. Pas plus que ca. I know along with Moosehead, Keith's is the pride of the Maritimes (great place to visit!) so I'll just raise a glass to it.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
2.75/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dbrauneis
2.72/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of cereal grain malts with a very light amount of grainy sweetness and a very light aroma of grassy + herbal hops.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of cereal grain malts with a light flavor of corn adjuncts and very light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by very light flavors of grassy + herbal hops which impart a hint of hops that fade away quickly..

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively clean finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol but it seems to be incorrectly named - this is not an IPA but rather an ale version of a Euro Pale Lager. Glad I finally got the chance to try a beer from Nova Scotia.

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Photo of Mike-Hogan69
4.13/5  rDev +57%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very drinkable beer. It’s a smooth tasting Ale; it’s not hoppy or bitter. While I agree that this does not have a “true” Ale taste, I really enjoy this beer. In the Maritimes, Keiths is one of the most popular beers.

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Photo of alwaysbetonduke
2.78/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jakea
2.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Vylo
3.55/5  rDev +35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrCrush
1/5  rDev -62%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is not a IPA.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
1.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Amateurbrewmaster
2.38/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

This isn't an IPA. It tastes like an American lager. If labeled as one, I'd definitely rate it higher, but it's labeled as an IPA. I was expecting bold hop aroma and a nice hop malt balance. I'm gonna break it down.
Look: straw. Pilsner looking with a white head.
Aroma: grassy, earthy, Pilsner like.
Taste: sweet, light malt character with earthy hops character.
Feel: light, carbonated like a pilsner.
Overall: it's tasty. It is drinkable, light, this is a great pilsner. Not an IPA though, as labeled. Uncle brought them back from Canada. Wanted to see Canada's take on an IPA. I'm positive it's not this so I'm reserving my judgement on Canadian IPA's. I'm sure this isn't it.

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Photo of kylepod
1.42/5  rDev -46%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Not even an IPA... heck its not even an ale. This is my least favorite beer in the world.

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2.04/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Undated bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear gold-straw color with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Initial impression is WFT??? Tastes like a PBR Light, with maybe a little more corn. Definitely not an IPA. Not even close.

This is not good. Stay away. Stay far, far away.

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Photo of ThomazFigueiredo
1/5  rDev -62%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Would have given ZERO if possible.
AHA! You just got fooled by AB-Inbev!
This is not an IPA by far. Very very far.
This is a regular lager sold as IPA because IPA is “fancy” now.
And by the way, it’s not even a good lager, it’s a very crappy one.
Don’t waste your time with this crap.
In fact, they should be sued for misleading customers.

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Photo of BrettHoo
2.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Deca
3.34/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spokenwheels
3.3/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samz0rp
2.12/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

an IPA for people who don't like IPA's

not terrible and i don't mind it but it doesn't have a huge amount going for it.

if you want a real IPA try Nickel Brook Headstock IPA for about 50 cents more you get a much better IPA

here's a link https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/11023/71708/

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Photo of DangerDawg
2.55/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Sh9683
5/5  rDev +90.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Only ipa that tastes good. Can’t stand hoppy beers. Might as well drink sewer water. Lol. This ipa has no bitterness or hoppy garbage lol.

It may be too watery for most but I think it has a nice flavour.

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Photo of ScaryEd
1.17/5  rDev -55.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Pours a crystal clear straw color with a small effervescent white head. Leaves no lacing whatsoever before completely disappearing.

The aroma is.....mineral water? Soggy bread? Maybe some corn or grains in the background. Very faint but also gross.

The flavor is repulsive. Like a skunky AAL. Extremely metallic with some corn and grains. No hop presence whatsoever. This kind of tastes like a mediocre IPA that's been packaged in a green bottle and left out in the sun for 9 months. No other way to describe it.

The feel is literally water. Very little carbonation. No crispness or dryness. It's just water.

Overall, this is unquestionably one of the worst beers I've ever had. I didn't expect anything good but holy crap did I not expect something this awful either. There's zero hop presence, minimal malt presence, no bitterness and very little sweetness. Is this even beer?

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Photo of bixby1971
2.44/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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Beer rating: 2.63 out of 5 with 666 ratings