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


on tap

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RATINGS: 571   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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Export only. Pasteurised bottles and kegs.
"An all malt brew with Goldings hops."
Formerly 4.8% ABV.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GuiPereira (3) - Sorocaba, BRAZIL - JUN 23, 2013 does not count
Marvellous, light bodied, spicy and earthy hops with a slight citrus finnish. Drink from bottle at room temperature. Much more equilibrated than any other.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Braudog (5485) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2003
Reddish copper with a head that sustains kinda like a hot spring. Bit of a smoky grass aroma. The flavor is full-bodied, oakey, nutty, woodsy, with a hint of smoke and well rounded. An excellent ale with an 'old world' character.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 7, 2003
Oh, Mr. IPA - I could never be mad at you. God I love this style. Grabbing one or six brewed by the heavyweights at Fuller Smith and Turner doesn't hurt my day a bit. This brew pours a medium sparkling copper. The thick off white creamy dense head is fully lasting with stellar lacing that sticks to the side of my glass in gobbing sheets. The nose is fresh and and outstanding combination of toasted malt cereal, dried figs and raisins. The flavor is deep and complex starting slightly sweet and alcoholic and bringing up the rear with a burned caramel bitterness. The palate is perfect - full and creamy and soft. The finish feels just a tad chalky. Superb: Bravo!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2001
UPDATED: APR 7, 2004 I guess my tastes have changed, but this is a tremendous IPA... similar to Sam Smith's IPA, though a little more refined...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
philgill (13) - - MAY 16, 2013
Wow, love the taste of this one. Bitterness lingers leaving citrus, grassy notes. Pours a deep gold, head dissipates quickly. Really is a tonic

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (893) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2002
Very good, very British, but so similiar to their ESB that you wonder why they bothered.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nate (3549) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2002
Nice nose - floral/fruity hops. A bit sweet. Amber yellow, clear, with small flat head. Little lacing. Medium body, smooth light carb. Very hoppy and a bit sweet - big bittering. A very good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mribm (450) - Hurley, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2003
This beer poured with a small head and was orange colored. It had a nice malty nose and malty taste with some hops in the background. Much different than an American IPA, as there isnít as much hoppiness. It isnít quite what I expected from an IPA, however it had a nice flavor. Tasted a lot like Fullerís ESB. It appears to me that a lot of people rate this against American IPAís, expecting a lot of hops. You canít do that. The English IPAís are a diffferent breed of animal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
spnkyoumuch (24) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2005
Iím an IPA and APA fan and the last time I had this at a restaurant from a bottle, I enjoyed it very much. Itís well balanced with bitter, sweet, and hops. It has a fresh palate even from the bottle. Quite drinkable.

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