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

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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
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500ml bottles and cans: Filtered.
Website: www.greenekingipa.co.uk
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dogbomb (944) - ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Rich rusty brown. Thin cream head. Smells coppery and woody with some wheats. Smooth in the mouth, but the taste is a bit "blegh". Copper in the mouth, - dirty pennies soaked in wheatabix water. Needs more bitter hoppiness to really appeal to me as an IPA. And as a bitter, its just a little too unpleasant.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cybion (68) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2014
Can, 500 ml. Drunk from said can. I remember this pouring a generic amber colour with a fair amount of creamy white head. Aroma of honey, with perhaps a small amount of resinous hop presence in there, but very minimal for something calling itself an IPA. Tastes quite weak and watery, again the main presence being honey, with a little bit of hoppy bitterness on the back end. Very watery mouth feel with minimal carbonation. Quite bland overall but probably one of the better budget beers available, and for a while in my early years of drinking this was my go-to alternative to lager (still is on occasion, usually when there’s nothing better on tap).

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
edsspoon (419) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours copper with an off white head which fades to a ring. Aroma of grassy hops. Taste of grassy hops, malt, slight roasted. Medium body, medium carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
davidtjm (373) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
Amber pour, grassy malt aroma. Taste is earthy, malty and slightly tangy, light bitter notes on the finish. Easily drinkable, but nothing special

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BitchPls (552) - FINLAND - APR 23, 2014
Red, copper. Big foamy head. Smells like a pilsner. Watery body. Mild hops and bitterness. Some caremel and cooked vegetables and metal. Tastes a bit odd. This isn’t good but not horribly bad either. More like a bitter than an IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Philym (999) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2014
Appearance: CleR amber/copper with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: Biscuit, bread, grassy, herb, peppery, light caramel and orchard fruit. Taste: Medium bitter, low/medium sour, low sweetness and a slight saltiness. Palate: Thin grainy texture, light body, average carbonation, abrupt biscuit, peppery, bitter finish with a gentle sourness. Comments: Ok and glass lace.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beeebon (181) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014
This is usually pretty cheep to buy in tins and is a surprisingly drinkable and alright weak bitter. It has enough bitterness of taste to make it worth getting through. Nothing to get excited about but it’s ok!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerheart65 (1000) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2014 Nice clear amber with off-white big frothy head. Not that ipaish aroma has lots woody malt, caramel, earthy. Nice malty flavor but can’t say I think it is ipa, more bitterish, medium body, quite soft, medium long malty finish. Well this is just barely ok. Not good as ipa.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3289) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 17, 2014
Pint keg @ The Bridge Terminal 3 Heathrow Airport. Medium brown, reasonable head. Mild oaty malt aroma. Dry spicy caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. Reasonable for a 3.6% keg bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (8720) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle on the train to WAT cheers to JF, a rates a rate and we’re headed to Partizan followed by Kernel so all will end well, 28/12/13. Clear golden with a good sized off white head, identified by some table spillage. Nose is light caramel, toasted maltings, light orchard fruit. Taste comprises grain, apple skins, GK yeast strain, dull caramel. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, dry grassy notes and lite bitterings in the closure, a touch watery. Mediocore.


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