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


on tap

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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
A perfectly balanced award winning beer, characterised by its hoppy taste and aroma that comes from the use of Challenger and First Gold hops which are combined with pale and crystal malts.

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 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 26, 2005
can / weird! i just had a ruddles county before this and this reminds me of it, but with a weird ginger cola thing going. spicy, sweet, and grassy. weird, weird, weird...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2005
Why, oh why do british brewers insist on clear glass bottles? Slightly skunky aroma, reminded me of American lagers actually. Very light hints of crystal malts, not much in the hop department. Thin body doesnt help much. Very disappointing for something labeled an IPA in such an eye catching bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2005
on tap in London. The english IPA are definatly much caller then the Americans. But iíd rather take harsh,bitter,evil,overhopped beer then boring

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1477) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
Disappointing lightweight English IPA from a brewer that can do a lot better. It poured a plummy brown colour with a thin head. The nose is rich and inviting, with hints of treacle toffee and dark rum. The skinny palate is where it falls down. Itís far too thin for an IPA. The abv is also too low for the style. It has some light hoppiness and a dry finish. An easy quaffer but unsatisfying. (Can)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - FEB 2, 2005
From can. Pours brown with a creamy off-white head. Odd vinous aroma. Taste is creamy, paint thiner and dull hops. Slight alcohol twinge witch is wierd being only 3.8%. This stuff would be best on the cask I assume.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 24, 2005
Tasted 24/01/2005. 660ml bottle from New World, Lower Hutt (great beer selection here!). Pours a coppery brown with thin white pillow of head. Nice english hop aroma (guessing Goldings), slightly spicy and earthy but mostly grassy. Strong bitterness is well balanced by smooth malty flavour and pleasant low-carbonated mouthfeel. Palate is slightly oil, probably from the generous hopping. Very low strength an IPA, more like a hoppy bitter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2004
Ehh, drinkable. If treated like a mild, this beer is nice, very nice. Just donít go expecting a west coast IPA out of this thing. Not sure if 3.8% really protected it all the way to the East Indies, but given that most beers in Britain are much weaker when served on cask and locally, Iím sure the "export" was much more potent and Iím curious to taste it, as this beer is nice, just a bit too mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Can at a british run joint in Santo Domingo. Very drinkable bitter; classic nutty taste, carbonation and mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Light red copper with thin white head. Mix of fresh floral hops and skunk in aroma. Fresh malts and floral hops with a bit of peppers. Lighter bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - DEC 9, 2004
Iíve had this cask conditioned a number of times and havenít been impressed. This time it was bottled from Sainsburyís. Pastuerised, filtered, it should have been worse than the draught, but wasnít. Tasted fresh, with better hop character than I remember. Little, diminishing head, medium mouthfeel, mildly bitter finish.

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