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


on tap

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RATINGS: 368   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   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 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2012
0.5l can. This is a clear champagne-brown beer with a nice medium sized and heavy lacing off-white head. Some sweetness on the aroma, hints of peachy fruits and a little bit of bubblegum. Not extreme, but nice enough. Mild oily to watery mouthfeel, and itís soft to average carbonated. Not to extreme in flavor really. Really low on the bitterness, itís mild floral, some thin maltiness going on with a hint of something light burned. Ehm, this is quite a boring one - even for a English style IPA, but it does certainly not have any clear flaws. Drinkable. 03.08.2012

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 5, 2012
Well, I did try, first to consider this a goold old version of "british IPA", as they evolved to be, before their re-birth with Meantime and others. Not a chance. Then I tried hard to at least like it. Poor appearance, with no head, aroma of some cheap malted syrup. Tastes the same, too sweet, no bitterness (why even classify it as a bitter then?). No detectable finish. Pretty hard to like anything about it. Even the Tui IPA, as sweet and non-IPA, is much better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grzesiek79 (2961) - Radom, POLAND - AUG 26, 2012
przeciętne IPA, zbyt mało chmielone by mogło posiadać tę nazwę, no ale cůż marketing działa masowo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doghair (242) - Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Lighter brown with a thin loose foam. Light scent of citrus orange apple from the hops. Maybe some malt. Taste is light malt and hops. Some caramel, biscuit and I get a little apple at the finish. More biscuit as it warms. Palate is light and carbonation is very minimal but itís a cask pour. Overall un-exciting light session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2012
Bottle from Systembolaget in Torp, Uddevalla. Pours a clear bronze body with a small off-white head. Nose is caramel malty tones with hints of toffee and vanilla pudding. Taste is caramel, faint burnt sugar, hints of toffee and nuts. Bitter finish. Slick mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Decent, but boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2012
bottle, cereal and light fruity aroma, copper or amber colour, white head is quickly down.medium bitterness, light sweetness, for firt sip all right but after i dont like somthing inside...same as cask version.soft carbonation, bitter, not my popular beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
goozen (2721) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2012
Can 0,5ltr: Clear amber/copper coloured brew with an smoothly sweet taste and an slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2009) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2012
Tap @Drink bar. Dark copper color. Small white head, stays. Sweet malts, caramel in aroma. Watery, light body, slught sweetness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (3183) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
April 2009: I am having a Pale Ale day and this is my first one (Purity Mad Goose, Brew Dog Punk IPA and a Brooklyn East India Pale Ale to follow). The 660ml brown bottle was out of date by two months on opening and was poured into two vase shaped glasses, one a pint, the other a half. Looked fine, clear and mid-amber in colour, the head was almost white and full, staying for most of the tasting. Hops dominated the aroma, not íin your faceí nasty, just a good harty smell (First Gold and Challenger are used). The hops are also the main feature of the taste, again not over the top. The beer has a good balance and all the ingrediants blend together to produce an easy drinking ale with a typical English IPA feel to it. At 3.6% you donít get a huge mouthfeel or heavy body, but you would never guess it had such a low alcohol content. I am not a big fan of Greene King (for many reasons), but credit where credit is due, this is a good beer and one I have often drunk, although normally in cask form.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Swaroga (1108) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2012
UPDATED: APR 27, 2013 50cl bottle. Pours a light brown with a big creamy white head. Nose : toffee, dough, fruity cake. Crispy citrus. Sip : Low to medium density, the texture is creamy with low carbonation. The beer is dry and decently bitter. Malt flavours are bread, ginger cookie. It ends herbal bitter. Overall itís a regular bitter with almost no alcohol but the flavour is decent and texture is really good. Easy drinker.

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