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

bottled
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RATINGS: 601   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayden1215 (321) - Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2003
Amber in color with a modrate frothy head. Aroma is less hoppy than other IPAs. Some sweet perfume notes, floral. Flavor is mildly hopped. Finish is long and lightly bitter. An excellent brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (785) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Wow! The second IPA that I have enjoyed. The hops are strong but they are the right types and the bitterness is not overpowering. Good head and lace. Nice color to the pour. I'd actually buy this in quantity!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Out of the Fuller's product that I've bought, this is the weakest effort due to my expectations of the IPA style and my high expectations of the brewer. However, it is still a very drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2003
Golden brown color. Subtle hoppy aroma, flowery, somewhat malty. Light bodied with a taste of fresh bread. Nice and soft on the palate. Not as highly hopped as an American IPA and it's not trying to be. Just a nice not too complex of a beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ElGaucho (2191) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Molasses, bread pudding with syrup aroma. Dark gold in color; almost amber. Avg.-sized, off-white head. Diminishes almost fully. Some visible carbonation. Molasses and bread pudding come through in the flavor. Not as rich and flavorful as your average american IPA or English bitter (i.e. Fullers ESB). Pretty good, however; makes for a decent session beer. Relatively easy drinking brew with good flavor and complexity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2003
This is a very nice IPA. Not as citrusy as I prefer but very nice. Not huge bitter but subtle presense very drinkable. Bitter Toffee flavor near end of bottle. I like it!!!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2003
Poured orange and clear, quickly diminishing head, some lacing. Malts were bready and thicker than I thought. Hops were soft, round, full and warming, especially at the sides and back. A fine, more traditional version of IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
EKGoldings (526) - Radford, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2007 Bottle. Pours with decent head when prompted but no staying power. Honey, caramel and light hops nose. Taste is same with mild bitterness. Very light body and short toffee aftertaste. Whats the deal with British IPAs? I love the Goldings in the profile, but the alcohol contents are too low and hopping more characteristic of bitter/pale ale than IPA. Their ESB has a much higher alcohol content for pete sake (5.9% vs 4.8%). Fuller dudes, IPA is supposed to have higher gravity, abv and hops than ESB. That was why the IPA beers made it in better condition to India in the first place. This beer is a great pale ale. It is not a great IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricTheRed (82) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2003
pretty good, nice strong hoppy flavor, albeit not quite enough for ipa, imo

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2003
Body the color of brass, a tight white head, and moderate carbonation. Aroma of caramel, flowers, and some funky veggies. A full-flavored ale with light malt sweetness and medium bitterness. Flowery, bitter aftertaste. This beer gives you instant bad breath.


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