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


on tap

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RATINGS: 427   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   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.

Doghair's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Doghair (312) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
seymour (1847) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
I_LUV_BEER (117) - - JUN 8, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear amber colour with an off-white head which disappears rather quickly. Aroma is caramel, toffee, peach and some grassy notes. Taste is rather flat with not much going on there - some caramel and stale tea (?) notes, bitter-sweet but on a dull side. Watery body with very little carbonation. Dull and unimpressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 26, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tom303 (113) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2016
Nice deep amber/copper colour with tight head. Mild aroma of sweet malt and hint of hops. Taste to follow gentle toffee malt and fruit with a nice dry bitter bite. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Block (2152) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 26, 2016
I was surprised to even find an IPA in London... then I came across this 3.6% beauty. Strong as hell for these people but this damn thing is bad. Itís sweet and light and thatís it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3385) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
Bottle from supermarket. Pale Amber colour with a shite head. Malty caramel, aroma and taste though itís a touch dull.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
At Maakunís. Shared can. Dark gold, clear light brown with thin whit head. Smells sweet, caramel, dry bitter, tea, leaves, cardboard. Medium bitter, light sweet. Little to none carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Maakun (3105) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
Can shared thanks to sjogro. Clear amber, lasting white head. Wort, lots of caramel, tea, light peach, some grassy hops. Under medium sweet and light bitter. Under medium bodied with weird slick feel and no carbonation. Donít like it at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
slowrunner77 (9428) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 4, 2016
bottle from overseas. Lightly grassy hops and more malt than hops in a light and boring package. Whatever this is, itís not an ipa.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tricksta_p (3158) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle in England. Aroma is light malty, some toffee, a bit buttery. Flavour is light to moderate sweet with a little bitterness in the finish. Body is light, weak watery. Not an IPA by any definition, in fact a pretty lame beer.

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