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

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RATINGS: 639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Export only. Pasteurised bottles and kegs.
"An all malt brew with Goldings hops."
Formerly 4.8% ABV.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2004
Ambercolored beer with a creamy head.Lasts long. A taste of toffe in this beer. A aftertaste that lasts long. This is a really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (3714) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 19, 2004
Amber color, a decent head in my pint glass. Moderate carbonation, decent malty palate. Caramel aroma, a bit of fruitiness, just the way I like an English beer. Mild flavor, definitely malty, ringing of caramel, woodiness, perhaps a touch of vanillla, some dark fruit. A mild bitterness in the finish marks it out as an IPA. I get a kick out of reading the comments of others who note that this doesnít taste anything like the IPAs theyíve had in America. Theyíre absolutely right--English IPAs are a different ball-game, being far more malty and far less interested in hop tea infusions. I was fooled by this the first time I had an English IPA, so the expectations-versus-reality problem is understandable. Whether or not this is a good thing is up to you, but I happen to really appreciate the more balanced approach, giving a tinge of bitter bite after a malty front. Very drinkable, went excellent with homemade pizza, was good both cold from the refridgerator and when it was warm to room temperature. Long live the English IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2004
Sparkling copper, thick off-white head. Aroma was some dark fruits, caramel toffee, with only a slight background hint of juicy hops. English all the way. Malt wins out over the hops in flavor. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry malty finish. After 24 hours of hop assualt in S. Cali, this was a nice change of pace while still out there.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2004
Light Amber Coloring. Taste of Hops and Malt. Iím not a big IPA fan..but this one isnít bad, not the best Iíve had either.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Crystal clear, amber ale with a creamy, beige head. Great retention. Thick, creamy lacing. The nose is buttery with notes of caramel, toffee, tropical fruit and dates. The flavor pretty much mirrors the aroma. Well-balanced for an IPA... even a touch on the malty side. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and pillow-soft carbonation. Short, bone-dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2141) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2004
Bottle. Deep copper in color with a slight white head. Hoppy and malty. Very good. Well balanced. Caramel in the aroma. Some bitterness. Good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5108) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 29, 2004
Bottle. Smells like oranges, caramel ad nutmeg. Has a dark copper color with a little bit of scum for head. Light taste of moss, soy sauce, pine and some oak. An ok IPA that has a decent mat balance. Like other British IPAís I have had, it is too light with the hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
egajdzis (5399) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Poured a copper color with essentially no head. Caramel, diactyl, some hops as well in the aroma. Watery bitterness, some caramel but this was a strange IPA. Weak initially, the bitterness hits your mouth, and it ends with a sweet finish. Not my idea of an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2004
A kind, pleasant IPA that was more malt than hops. A bit of caramel in the finish made this, in my opinion, an excellent IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 14, 2004
Pours a decent shade of red, lots of hippity hoppy aroma coming off this one, man. Mmmm, great taste, very smooth and silky going down. A good IPA, somewhat better than I have had before, becuase the aftertaste isnít quite as sharp and biting. Good stuff!


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