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Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
A perfectly balanced ale, characterised by its fresh hoppy taste and a clean bitter finish. The Official Beer of England Rugby, Greene King IPA is now the fastest selling cask ale in the UK.


JohnCook101's rating

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JohnCook101 (535) - - MAR 1, 2013
Pint on draught. Clear golden colour with a good, frothy head that dissipates but leaves a good lacing. Fairly mild aroma with some yeast. Slight sweetness, some roasted malt flavours, a little toast and a moderate bitterness. Not quite balanced enough, needs some more bitterness or some astringency, but a passable session beer.


1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
raveli (2) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2016 does not count
This was a really awful experience. He beer was bitter (not in a good way) and watery. Looks dull, too. Nothing IPA-like in it I'm afraid. Avoid if you can. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beertholomeus (1688) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2016
Plus an amber color with a white head. Fruit, caramel and biscuit aroma and flavors. Medium body. On cask at Greene King Bury St Edmunds.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
GuzzlyBear (2) - Littlehampton, West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2016 does not count
Brown water. Little to recommend it. Boring standard best bitter not IPA and not "best" either. Why bother brewing it at all and why oh why do the England Cricket team take sponsorship money for it ?

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (2429) - Tuusula, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Hand pump at the market, london heathrow. Copper color, white head. Aroma has malty sweetness and caramel notes. Balanced taste, sweetness, caramel, some hoppy notes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdb84 (547) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2016 Draft. Amber with dense head. A: lightest note of exotic fruit, caramel malts. T: caramel malts, sweet apple notes, herbal, medium bitter finish. Better than bottled version.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Kebabman (7) - Devon, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2016 does not count
Amber colour, thin white head. Faint caramel aroma and very subtle hops. Bland and watery, not an IPA!

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
futre7 (211) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUN 24, 2016
Can from 7-11 Taiwan....as part of the beers of summer range. It cost a whopping 109nt and that is post Brexit....not sure why I said that as A- the Brexit doesn’t affect expats in Asia and B - there would be no time for it to affect anything. I am not sure if this is the right version as it was labelled cask. Anyway, it is not an IPA more like a lightly carbonated bitter. Pours a nice amber colour with an off white foamy head...some decent lacing on the glass. Nose reminds me of Abbot ale but taste is more bubbly. Caramel, light malts and hops and a creamy, slightly bitter-sweet aftertaste. Slightly weaker than some Greene King efforts but a good beer for sessioning despite the heavy price tag.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
roangar (4) - SPAIN - JUN 21, 2016 does not count
Cooper’s Glasgow. 21 de junio. España-Croacia. Color Ambar. No espuma. Agradable.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GregNC (95) - - JUN 17, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2016 On tap. Color : clear amber ale, with no white head. Almost no carbonation. Nose : slight aromas of malt. Taste : yeast and herbal. Low bitterness, not really an IPA, rather a low alcohol bitter.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
mverguet (8) - Neuchatell, SWITZERLAND - JUN 4, 2016 does not count
Beautiful brow gold color Thick and creamy foam Very little smell and the taste is almost non existent. An English Ale more than an IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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