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.

zippermouth's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
zippermouth (35) - Newcastle, - AUG 15, 2004
Canít miss having a pop at this while weíre here. Everyone knows the story. A standard session brew given an award by the indepeant organisation that Green King gives money to. Its dull. Its dishwater. Its a scandle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Trolleo (1391) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 12, 2016
Clear dark amber color, nice looking creamy, medium sized off-white head. Aroma of vegetables and caramel. Taste is malt and hints of cheap whiskey. Watery, soft carbonated. This is bad. "IPA" without and hop character. //on tap at Haratís pub Zagreb

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 25, 2016
Pours a gold color. Tasted of malt and barley with some bitter hop finish but really no hop flavors. Nothing remarkable and not a lot of complexity in any form hop, yeast or grain. As a bitter this is about right.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
juvedp (29) - CHINA - SEP 21, 2016
It can be a lot of things, but certainly not IPA... to me it is just some colored water.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bonev (344) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Piwo w kolorze bursztynowym z biala grubopecherzykowa piana na grubosc jednego palca. W aromacie minimalne slady karmel, zilowosc i slody. W smaku dosc ziemiste, troche slodowe i troche herbaciane. Niezbyt duzo sie dzieje, wszystko bardzo ztonowane bez wyrazu. Dostepne w prawie kazdym pubie w UK. Trzeba sprobowac ale wystarczy jedno w zyciu, nie warto powtarzac.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
desolat (26) - ChongQing, CHINA - AUG 11, 2016
AROMA-Morderate malt aroma like bread-crust, light caramel, lightly toasty.Hop aroma is light earthy. Balance is malty. Light mineral feeling. APPEARANCE-Amber color. Brilliant carity. Moderate smooth off-white head donít last. FLAVOR-Low acid and medium salty, medium-low malt sweet, malt flavor is lightly toasty. Low earthy and resiny hop flavor. Bitterness is medium, uncomfortable with the salty flavor. Balance is moderate bitter. Very light fruity apple flavor. Finish is dry with medium salty and very light sweet. Aftertaste is light astrigency and burnt, bitterness and biting feeling last long. MOUTHFEEL-Light body. Moderate carbonation. Light astrigency. OVERALL-Shame. No reasons to drink again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Marko (4991) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 26, 2016
Haratís stand, Opatovina beer fest, courtesy of Domagoj V., G., and Ogivlado. Poured an old gold body, slightly darker, with a small white head. Dry aroma, herbal touch. Smooth empty dryish taste, vague herbal note, vague maltiness. This is just useless, even for the strength.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
rdb84 (560) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2016
Clear amber. A: medium sweet malts, some malt bitterness. T: ditto, with strong metal taste. Zero development, medium malty bitter finish. Rubbish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
melush (2949) - SPAIN - JUL 21, 2016
Can 50cl. @ Carrefour, Camas, Spain. A: Amber. T: Malt, caramel, bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
WVHouseofBeer (1026) - Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2016
I donít know the history behind this beer and maybe at some point in time it was considered hoppy but it barely even passes for a bitter in the present day. Very weak hop AND malt aromas. This is really just a step above a typical pale lager. Not really much to say here.............some very light biscuit and caramel malt flavor I suppose.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1903) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Címon England, this isnít an IPA by your standards either, and you know it! Shared from a pint bottle into nonic half-pint glasses. It poured a crystal-clear orange amber colour with weak off-white foam which immediately dissipated. Weak aromas of mushy grain, almost no hop or yeast impression whatsoever. Flavour was equally underwhelming, still no hops, and although itís fresh it already tastes oxidized with that mass-produced metallic bite. None of those great crisp, biscuity English grain traits, none of the glorious English hop essence. Just plain unpleasant, a real missed opportunity. Not an IPA, not really even an ESB. We know you guys can do better.

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