Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale | Alexander Keith's

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63
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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: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-16-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
639
Reviews:
277
Avg:
2.61
pDev:
27.97%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
114
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 639 |  Reviews: 277
Photo of kylehay2004
2.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of thebeers
2.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Clear pale golden color with a finger of airy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves little-to-no lacing. Smells and tastes like a poorly-crafted AAL, despite the IPA label in this airport bar. Buttery, corny malt dominates the taste with a dull, stale bitterness behind. Light bodied with strong carbonation. Just awful.

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Photo of jp32
1.66/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Tried this twice on a recent trip to Canada. It seemed to be everywhere up there. I found this to be one of the worst IPA's I've ever had.

The color and appearance were decent, however the beer had no aroma, nothing from the hops. It's tastes like a blonde ale, or possibly even a macro lager with the tiniest pinch of hops in it. Salty. Watery, yet still somehow thick with a terrible mouthfeel. Flat. Tasteless. Actually, it tastes like they made this using a blonde ale and a diaper. It's bad, and I'm not sure I'd drink it again if it was free.

The fact they call this and "India Pale Ale" and are able to print it as such on the label is an absolute disgrace.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
2.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of buzzy
2.92/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of JayQue
3.21/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty bland IPA. Had 2 with an excellent fish dinner at All Aboard restaurant in Cheticamp Nova Scotia. Pours a fairly dark gold color, mostly clear with a small white head. Head retention is less than average with minimal lacing. Very faint malty aroma. Taste is light, mildly malty with just a bit more grassy hops than a Bud. Mouthfeel is light and a bit flat. This is a pretty average beer.

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Photo of chinchill
3.61/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery in Halifax.
Golden body with excellent clarity.
Very mild, even for a pale ale. So weak and mild, my companion who doesn't even like beer found it drinkable and "like water". Ridiculous calling this an IPA. Ignoring that, it is clean, refreshing and well balanced. Should work well with food.

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Photo of travelguy
3.02/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KeithTobberman
4.08/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This si a great beet. It is a classic and goes great alone, or with anything else. I love it!

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Photo of -chii-
3.76/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattCampbell
3.35/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dur921
2.6/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of GrumD
1.11/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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Photo of ugolini78
2.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of km02600
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mousel
2.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Boo-urns
3.23/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mikeharris27
2.84/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JPNesker
3.7/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decent if uninspiring IPA from the days of old, when IPA didn't mean to me palate destroying hop bomb. Go Halifax. Go anti craft beer!!

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Photo of Juiposa
2.74/5  rDev +5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MetalCath
2.53/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LDuke
2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of mark_mla
3.19/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Another good safety beer when there is no better choice

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Photo of JamesLeung
3/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of fortyfield
3.22/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale from Alexander Keith's
2.61 out of 5 based on 639 ratings.
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