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

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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

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639
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277
Avg:
2.61
pDev:
27.97%
 
 
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A - poured with half a finger of white foam on top of a clear, golden body. The head settles rapidly and leaves light lace.

S - grainy malt and a hint of herbal hops.

T - some sweet malt up front with a hint of honey. Some grainy notes in the middle and a bready finish with light bitterness.

M - medium body, moderately low carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - kind of odd to call this an IPA. It has little bitterness and virtually no hop charter. A blonde perhaps, or even a european light lager, but certainly not an ipa. Light, sweet, drinkable and thoroughly bland.

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My friend brought me two Alexander Keiths back from Canada a few weeks ago. There’s an epic stag head on the label. A crisp and clean aroma. My expectations were high.

Why are you called an IPA? Whhhyyy? The SLIGHT hop bitterness and the low ABV puts it somewhere in betweena crummy English IPA or a very weak blonde/golden ale. It is fairly watery with a dry finish; rounding itself off with a welcoming aftertaste of something resembling astringent. Damn you Canada with your “oldest North American brewery” which is really just a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch.

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2.61 out of 5 based on 639 ratings.
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