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Brewed by Fullerís
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
London, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 769   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Export only. Pasteurised bottles and kegs.
"An all malt brew with Goldings hops."
Formerly 4.8% ABV.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lelisboa (62) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2012
clear orange/red golden color. one finger of off-white head because I tried my best pouring it out. smells like humm... an IPA but without any special hint. tastes bitter but not enough hopo and more complex flavor as I would expect. not bad but far from the best.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
yiannnos (1254) - , CYPRUS - JUL 25, 2012
Amber colour. Malty with some hop freshness. Slightly bitter but not much.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3405) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget. Reddish golden with a white head. Mild floral, grassy aroma with some malts to it. Bitterness is miild, medium body

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2012
0.5 L bottle picked up @Systembolaget, Charlottenberg. Pours a bright and clear amber-ish golden body, under a firm two-finger near white head. Aroma of grass, mild spices/herbs and a something leafy or vegetal. A whiff of hazelnuts and faint honeyed malts. Medium malt body. Semi-dry with light nutty and biscuity notes. Clean, discreet bitterness with some pepper and spice tones. Light sparkling in the mouth. More subtle than tasteful, and as British as it gets.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
500ml brown bottle. The pour is golden. clear. The head is small, white, a bit of lacing, an average appearance overall. Orange hops in the nose, zest/peel, but light. Taste has some light floral hints, orange peels. Quick and dry finish, trace bitterness. Aftertaste has a bit of citrus. Average carbonation, lightish body. Usually I like Fullerís products, but this does nothing for me.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClubGonzo (5399) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget in Nordstan, Gothenburg. Pours a clear deep golden body with a small white head. Nose is nutty malts, hints of red berries and almonds. Taste is grassy hay notes, pale malts, nuts and almond-like tones. Hints of sawdust and faint caramel. Soft carbonation, medium body. Decent enough, but the label is kinda misleading so my expectations were higher; I forgot the British element...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cantabrian (984) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2012 Considering that some IPAs are among my least favourite beers (the West Coast versions), this was quite a remarkably good experience. Very mellow, seductive, sweet aroma, nothing of the pungent fruitiness one would expect from an IPA. Iíve no idea whether the Griffin Brewery uses copper kettles, but at least in appearance the copper/amber colour does indicate that this would be a faithful version of a true India Pale Ale. Flavours are crisp, a bit more fruity, with citrus and raspberry - yes, I could taste it: raspberries! This ale is another good example of an intelligent use of hops (as opposed to the London Pride). Even if itís not a true IPA as per the American school, itís great beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2012
from Au Grain díOrge, Crissier - clear amber-blond beer under a long lasting white and creamy foam; very flowery hoppiness with notes of caramel, earthy notes, medium-bodied; a decent bitterness and a moderate carbonation; quite dry and long flowery hoppy finish with lingering notes of caramel

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Pours amber..no head. But its on tap.. has sweet aroma.. not a ton of taste..light hopps...just ok

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1388) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2012
Mild aroma is fresh and fruity with toffee caramel and some nuts. Very good aroma. Pours light amber, clear. Short staying head, some lacing. Taste is dryer than aroma. Still fruityness. Maltiness is nice and diverse. Dries in long finish. Medium body. Light carbonation. Bitterish. Liked a lot. Fullerís makes such nice beers.


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