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

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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.52   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
500ml bottles and cans: Filtered.
Website: www.greenekingipa.co.uk
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2004
Bottle: Pours clear amber with a beige large bubbled head. Aroma of malt (toffee) with a bit of grassy hops. Medium smooth body. Pretty bland taste, just a bit of clean malt and some noble hop flavour. Nothing else really there. Be great as a session beer but its not an IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
Clean amber color. No hop aroma: grass, caramel, sugar. Too light and poor mouthfeel, just some malt and the necessary bitterness. Easy drink; not at all an IPA!

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Garrat (1309) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2005 Bottle,Can.A pants pint,I have used it many times as a last resort,how this wins awards is beyond me.

0.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
hetkey (5) - USA - APR 7, 2004 does not count
What would I do for a pint of Green King IPA? I'd switch to John Smith's Yorkshire Bitter (in cans). I lived up the street from Bury St. Edmunds, and no one I knew drank this local beer.

2.4
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5734) - 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.

2.3
   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.

2.7
   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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3067) - 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!

3.3
   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.


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