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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2.62/5
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656 Ratings
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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,815
Reviews:
283
Ratings:
656
pDev:
28.24%
Bros Score:
2.85
 
 
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Ratings: 656 |  Reviews: 283
Photo of emptyglassagain
1.93/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Amateurbrewmaster
2.38/5  rDev -9.2%
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 -45.8%
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 -22.1%
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 -61.8%
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 -4.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Deca
3.34/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of spokenwheels
3.3/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of samz0rp
2.12/5  rDev -19.1%
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 -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Sh9683
5/5  rDev +90.8%
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 -55.3%
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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2.44/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of probert
3.69/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eyeet7
1.82/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Not my favorite beer. Does not feel good going down and leaves a sour taste in your mouth. Does not taste like a traditional ale. Would not recommend

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Photo of wisegreensoul
2.47/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BrewsandBlues
3.13/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of csmrx7
2.71/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of paulish
3.56/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cknoch
3.27/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdfb79
3.11/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of MichaelGennings
3.44/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. 341ml bottle. 5% alc. I like this beer but it in no way tastes like an IPA. It's more of a Lager. Virtually no smell. Taste is grain, malted barley and very lightly hopped. For what it is, a mass-produced beer, it's good.

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1.77/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
2/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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Beer rating: 2.62 out of 5 with 656 ratings