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


on tap

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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
500ml bottles and cans: Filtered.
Website: www.greenekingipa.co.uk
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

PlinyHarris' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PlinyHarris (28) - - DEC 14, 2012
Not bad for one of the most generic real ales going. The sort of one you see going in a franchise pub or a huge mock Tudor pub off a slip road as a "hey look, we sell real ale now TAKE IT" option while children scrike and run around the place and the polite but thick waitress tells you the chefís gone off even though itís not yet 2pm. All I can currently think of it is a template of an IPA, which isnít a bad thing. No, the reason Greene King IPA is a bad thing is that they close down smaller breweries. Also, I kept this in a can once for over a year before resorting to it, and the result was a completely ridiculously festy expired brew, which I used to scare my mates with before pouring down the sink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (6054) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2015
Clear deep golden color with a fine off-white head. A nice fruity and hoppy aroma. Medium (-) body and a fine carbonation. Fruity, malty, mild grassy and mild citric flavor. Mild and nice British ipa.
[Bottle from an off licence in Liverpool, England]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lebo88 (195) - POLAND - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Making people believe they are buying an IPA while in fact it tastes almost like a bloody lager. Itís not that bad, but itís definitely not an IPA either.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PlutonowyMan (216) - POLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Kolor: bardzo ?adny, bursztynowy i klarowny. Piana zbudowana z drobnych p?cherzykůw, wzorowo oblepia szk?o i prawie idealnie zaznacza ka?dy ?yk. Piana ma kolor lekko ?o?tawy. Aromat: wiod?cy jest karmel, toffee, pů?niej pojawia si? jeszcze troch? suchego zielska. Smak: na etykiecie naskrobane jest IPA, wi?c nastawi?em si? na bodactwo smakůw i mega goryczk?, pierwszy ?yk i ... karmel, kolejny i ... toffee, jest lekko kwaskowo. To by by?o na tyle. Goryczka: nik?a, sucha, trawiasta i jedynie na finiszu. Wysycenie: wysokie, orzezwiajace.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
canddw (64) - - OCT 1, 2015
Bottle. Amber, medium carbonated with large foamy head. Aroma of grass and flowers. Characterless taste with grass, pepper, metal and a bland finish. Watery palate. IPA? Really?

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ReV2 (167) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
A bland excuse for an IPA, Iíve had this on draught twice in my life and both memorable for the wrong reasons. My o/h bought a bottle and I thought Iíd give it a try. Aroma - almost non-existent, taste - some toffee malt, where are the hops? Aftertaste - think again. I really canít understand why this stuff is still made or who would buy it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
waiake (533) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2015
From can that poured a fine golden brown & lastingly frothy the aroma is mild malt & creamy the taste is creamy smooth & bland goes down well though nothing special

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Marek13 (222) - Brzesko, POLAND - AUG 12, 2015
----- Iíve tried it before joining to the RateBeer. -----

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
canadiankiwi (47) - - AUG 8, 2015
A very English beer. A nice looking beer Amber in colour with a nice head. Smells sweet. Tastes extremely flat, and very little to no hops or bitterness can be tasted. Kind of has a flat-sour lingering aftertaste. Like an odd mixture of a pale ale and a sour left out for too long.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
tsurkan_sergey (68) - Novosibirsk, RUSSIA - JUL 12, 2015
absolutely did not like! It is not IPA! - Taste flat, watery, no hop aroma, bitterness, no

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PLN_Beatz (136) - POLAND - JUL 7, 2015
Low/medium aroma, flavour is not intense. Overall beer is not bad but itís not IPA 😎🍺

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