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

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63
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639 Ratings
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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 THoffner
1.6/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of VbolieuV
3.43/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

See through yellow/golden color with a quickly disappearing head and some carbonation. Looks like any macro beer. Also smells like a macro beer, you smell the malts and some bread notes but without a good aroma really. A little more hops than most macro brews, but not enough to be called an IPA. Tastes like a generic lager but with more hops, which I guess it's what it's supposed to taste like. Easy enough to drink that it becomes a not-so-bad choice when there's only macro lager available, but not bitter enough to be called an IPA.

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Photo of kamilgracki
3.41/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beervana
2.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.59/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A Canadian adjunct ale with a faint kiss of hops. Not really a good beer, but if you're buying I'm drinking...

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Marvicsin
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Long813
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of grahuba
3.71/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Asianadian
1.53/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Fabulous
2.8/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of bryanzk
1/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

How could they lie about this being India Pale Ale?

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Photo of DJoe
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JMScowcroft
2.46/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of william_971
1.98/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

this beer isn't that good..almost tastes like a discount lager, not sure why it calls itself an ipa .

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Photo of NoobofBeer
2.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

It tastes like someone added a small amount of hops to an AAL, The carbonation isn't all that bad in my opinion and nor is the mouth feel but it's not a very good beer.

Even for the meager price of $2.15 per 500ML can at the beer store I'd rather drink a PBR for the exact same price.

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Photo of headlessparrot
2.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Pascal1967
1.32/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Expecting an IPA, I was very disappointed. My first thought was "they hooked the tap up to the wrong keg of beer, certainly". This is definitely NOT an IPA. It is a light pilsner or lager. There were no hops, no aroma, just a light beer with a bad aftertaste. I tried it from the tap and from the bottle in St. John, NB, Canada. I bought two beers and had about 2-3 sips from each one, discarded the rest. This should not be classified as an IPA and as a "light beer" I'd only improve my rating a small amount.

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Photo of Mikexw
1.3/5  rDev -50.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

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

Photo of SportsGuy33
4/5  rDev +53.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaquins
1.67/5  rDev -36%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Photo of AaronDoy
5/5  rDev +91.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best beer there is, the best beer there was and the best beer there ever will be.

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Photo of HaliHops
1.06/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I live in Nova Scotia, love IPAs and overall this is a horrible beer. Don't waste your money on this garbage. I wouldn't drink it if it was free.

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