Brewed by Greene King
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England


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RATINGS: 116   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Greene King IPA Gold is a light, refreshing golden ale that truly brings out the best in the unique and aromatic Savinsjki Goldings hop variety. The craftsmanship in this beer lies in the late hopping which creates a perfect blend of tropical fruits, mango and spicy notes and delivers a beer with a clean bitter taste and a crisp dry finish.

Roadcat's rating

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Roadcat (2) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, - DEC 1, 2012
There are lots of very good arguments about why beer shouldn’t be packaged in clear glass bottles, normally I agree with them in general but in IPA Gold’s case that would have meant missing out on it’s beautiful golden colour. Unfortunately the colour is the best thing about this ale. The aroma is typical of Greene King and always reminds me slightly of stale cigarette smoke. The beer is not quite insipid, but definitely watery and lacking in flavour and despite pouring a good initial head it rapidly falls. All-in-all rather disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dynamiteninja (1827) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle. Clear gold body with a frothy white head with no retention. Nose is bread, citrus and peppery hops, tangerine syrup. The beer is bittersweet, with hop bitterness and what seem like added sugar. Dry finish. Surprisingly good this.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
I_LUV_BEER (196) - - JUN 8, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 500ml bottle. Pours clear lemon-gold colour with a white head. Aroma is caramel, grass, slightly floral and metallic with stale tea notes. Taste is grass, stale cold weak tea (?) and not much else, very mildly and watery bitter-sweet. Watery and thin body with lively carbonation. Nothing special, quite dull and uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2016
Hints of straw and grassy hop with a pleasant light bitterness, although slightly buttery. OK session beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
goozen (3847) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
Bottle 0,5ltr: Clear golden colored brew with an dry bitter taste and faintly hints of tropic sweet fruits and spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerNinjaUK (317) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours yellow gold with sparse head. Aroma very grassy with vegetables, slight caramel and lemon sherbet. Sweet and greasy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
leaparsons (9949) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, Tesco. Golden with a thin head. Lemon, corn and grain with light lemon. Buttery and oily with metallic notes. Hints of glue. Cabbage bitterness. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcinG (485) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2016
Butelka 500 ml. Jasnozloty kolor piana biala srednia. Aromat owocow.trawy.iglakow i plastiku. W smaku mdle o dziwnym mydlanym posmaku. Goryczka na koncu jezyka. Niezbyt

Marcin G

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jultsu (753) - TAMPERE, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2016
BBE ?. Kullankeltainen, niukka nopeasti katoava vaahto. Mieto maltainen ja vienon makea aromi. Suutuntuma liukas, semikuohuva, pahvinen, hapokas, ohut ja kurkussa karhea. Aika meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
redders1974 (1007) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2016
Slight baryard aroma hints at an ipa but quite bland nice golden colour thin head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beeebon (404) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
From bottle, pours golden with small white head. Aroma is slightly tropical, metallic, spice and biscuit. Taste is mild in all ways, bitter and sweet. Rather fizzy however overall pretty easy drinking. Not terrible but certainly not special.

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