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


on tap

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RATINGS: 425   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ttheilen (490) - 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 (112) - 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 (2086) - 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 (3216) - 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 (2134) - 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 (2906) - 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 (9221) - 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 (3007) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sebilinz (1603) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 19, 2016
Can. Amber body with white head. Aroma is malts with some nuts. Taste is also malty with hints of nuts and some sourness. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some malts. Refreshing nice summer beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jaghana (5289) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - JAN 30, 2016
Can 50cl, a clear copper beer woth medium head. Nose is low on caramel, aroma is very basic; light caramel, watery, light grassy hops, very very boring, bit floral finish.

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