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

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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.82   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered.
Launched as Export Strength IPA, now marketed as IPA Export.
"Aromatic hop character with a refreshing, bitter finish on the palate."
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.


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2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thoramel (55) - Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2008
Thanks to Bill for the bottle. Thin head, nice copper color, smells a bit off. Mildly hoppy and smooth with a pleasant creamy mouthfeel. Not too complex but solid in its own way.


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Hoppy_Luke (432) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Naiwny ten, który myśli, że do czynienia ma z India Pale Ale. Przychylam się do oceniających z ratebeer, że to raczej bitter. I do tego podły... Szybko znikająca piana na miedzianym piwie już mnie zdenerwowała. Zapach jak w kiepskim lagerze, bez wyrazu zupełnie. W smaku bardzo wodniste, metaliczne. Chmielowych nut nie uświadczyłem, słód też gdzieś się ulotnił. Piłem już piwa z krótkim terminem ważności albo wręcz przeterminowane i to takie, których się raczej nie leżakuje. Nie mogę więc w tym przypadku tłumaczyć kiepskiej jakości IPA Export tym, że się zestarzało... Pierwsze znane mi piwo z zaburzeniem tożsamości: IPA, lager to, czy bitter.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexsdad06 (6306) - Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle at home from 07 notes picked up at River’s Bend at the time. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have pale bready malts, light fruit, light florals, mild bitterness, this was really pretty boring. The aroma was almost nonexistent.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
vinivini (539) - BELARUS - OCT 27, 2014
Reddish to brown colour, tall head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, grass. Medium body. The taste is well balanced betweem malty sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Grassy note at finish. Not a complex but decent beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eduardovl (992) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 500ml bottle poured in a chalice Delicious AND well done BRITISH beer. Nice Art, beautiful color, smell and taste. Not actually an IPA but an authentic British ale. A: First of all: Beautiful bottle art. The beer itself has an attractive and clear reddish color. When poured it has this british thin white to yellow head which dissipates quite quickly due to the characteristic medium-to-low carbonation S: Sweet malts, basically and a nice perfume of hops in the end. Also a bit fruity. Pleasant. T: Pretty much the expected by the nose: Sweet malts and hops. M: Very light body with a delicious bitter end. Medium carbonation D: High. Authentic British ale. Made to be drunk in gallons... :) [ BA Review @ 6/25/2010 ]

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
greenclansman (885) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 4, 2014
Very nice appearance, copper color with nice head. Sweet hopppy aromas, with some caramel. Taste is a bit blunt with a sweet thin aftertaste. It starts nice but at the end it gets a bit boring.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
mighty_meadow (290) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Pretty awful. Aroma is the best thing about this and even that is synthetic. Fizzes up into glass with a headful of bubbles which quickly disappears. Tastes like a cheap lager with a dash of lemonade rather than an IPA and has the same effect on the palate. Won’t be buying this again.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (6288) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 4, 2014
"There’s something to be said for nuanced beers, but I don’t think that’s the case here. This one just seems...weak. Not bad, but its a little watery and lifeless. decent balance between Carmel malt and lightly bitter earthy hops. No idea of the age."

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
vanelst (153) - AUSTRIA - JUL 14, 2014
Boring and bland brew. No Ipa at all, more like a lame lager with some hop and caramel notes. I tasted dishwater better than this thin, watery excuse for a beer. Didn´t finnish it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (6079) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottled 500ml. -Clear amber coloured, small to medium sized off-white head, malty caramel nose. Sweet malty, caramel and pleasant fruity hoppy with mild nutty notes in the finish. Not os dry but fair bitter finish. Not bad at all.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martjoobolut (1132) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 16, 2014
0,5L bottle. Pours clear red amber-copper with off white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is caramel, malt, sweetness, and English hops. Taste is malt, caramel sweetness with some bitterness thrown in. Finish is short bitterness. Overall: not awful, but also not really good.


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