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


on tap

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RATINGS: 401   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Cask, The Eagle, Cambridge, UK. Somewhat disappointingly thin. Good golden color, slight head. Crisp yes, but not crisp enough, nor big enough. I guess my expectations for an IPA are based on the American palate that needs a huge amount of hops in great IPA. Not unenjoyable though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5606) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2005 660 ml bottle, bought in Norway. Tawny colour, moderate head, moderate "standard bitter" aroma. Flavourwise it’s much like the cask version: Smooth and drinkable, not offensive in any way, but not very exciting either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fo3oz (1) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2004 does not count
Tried this after getting interested in ipa's (due to james squire ipa) Wasn't really impressed, tasted a lot like my home brew ales, very basic, not very bitter, doesnt have half the flavour as Squires. Maybe it was an old can. I like my ales stronger in aroma, flavour and alc.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
Amber colour with small head. Little sun stricken aroma, malt predominates in the taste - only slightly hoppy-citrusy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3066) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2004
Honey amber colour with an off white small lasting head. Slight floral hop aroma. Light body, easy drinking with good hop flavour, nice light bitterness and good lacing. Would make a good session beer cos of the low alcohol level. Cheers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgrep (156) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 10, 2004
Dark amber, crystal clear, sparkling. Pebbled, foamy head. Big hop aroma with a hint of stone fruit (peach?) in the malty sweetness. Refreshing body but a lot less bitter than expected. The fruity malt returns briefly in the short finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2004
Nitro can pours a deep amber color with a nice creamy head and lots of lace. The aroma is floral and sweet smelling. The flavor is slightly malty, slightly hoped, and really sort of weak. The palate is more spritzy than the other nitro can ales that tend to be flatter. Overall, I much prefer the Abbot Ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
Kinz (3467) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Beer 25 Belgium trip, day trip to London. Cask, final beer of the crawl before returning to Belgium. Pub out of seats, so rated this in the stairwell next to the restroom. Perfect location for this beer. I had tried the nitro version before in the US, and hated it. I thought to myself, "hey, now I can see what it is supposed to taste like." And yup, it was still bloody awful. Deep copper, good head. No detectable aroma. Bitterness decends into a sulfury, rotten egg funk. Maybe I now know what an off cask tastes like.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2003
ummm. nice dark amber beer with a frothy white head that laced the glass plenty and stuck around for a while. clear, sparkling amber visuals. incredibly thin, watery palate.... sweetness then, hops try to exist... something tries to exist. a slightly sour, apple finish. overall-- boring, watery and uhhh. 3.8% ABV? seriously. drink anything else first. it's probably cheaper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Light copper in color with very little head. Nuttly and fruity aroma. Thin body and very light.

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