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Greene King IPA Reserve (Cask)

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Brewed by Greene King
Style: English Strong Ale
Bury St. Edmunds, England

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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This warming, full bodied ale has a reassuringly rich appearance and a mellow fruit aroma. Grapefruit and orange citrus tones combine with the floral and herbal Styrian Goldings hop variety deliver a reserve ale of exceptional quality with a dry, bitter finish. Greene King IPA Reserve is distinguished by a higher alcohol level, and this premium-strength ale feels and tastes more powerful, robust and warming. Very popular with ale connoisseurs, this darker ale matches beautifully with richer foods such as casseroles and red meats.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (48) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
citrus, brown, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, . im getting the taste for this greene king beer . wasnít expecting much from this has its not my sort of thing (strength wise) but this was very nice and highly recommended

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maxbier (206) - Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Red with large white head. Musty aroma. Slightly bitter for some balance. Getting used to the English hops, earthier and less resinous and fruity than what I normally drink.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
olsvammel (3030) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2014
On tap at the Turf Tavern in Oxford. Mild smell, malty. Sweet taste with candy and perfume. Nah not very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Cask a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts fruits citrus and hops flavor malts fruits red fruits caramel some earhty and bitter hops in the finish

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Brown, slight amber glow, thin white head; taste is sweetish juicy malt and citrus fruit; still not that many hops for an IPA; itís hard not to be prejudiced against this having had to endure a thousand handpumps for the awful basic product over the years; whatever, itís a million miles better than itís much-disparaged cousin; a nice full body, especially; pretty decent, in fairness.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matstrange (63) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
Impressive reddy amber hue. Very smooth to drink. Had the right flavour for an IPA but much more subtle and citrussy than some similar beers but packs a punch at 5.4%

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StueyD (1143) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2013
A mid amber brown coloured beer with a thick white head. A light, sweet butterscotch aroma with a hint of malt. Medium-dry mouthfeel. A dry malty taste, bittersweet caramel and toffee. There is hint of sour fruit in the background that does balance out the sweetness. The finish is a tad cloying. Tasted at the Ely Hotel, Blackwater, Hampshire. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Vladivostok (235) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2013
Medium amber in colour, head variable as in all cask ales. Fairly thin for its gravity and no aroma whatever. Quite easy drinking for a strong-ish bitter but not especially distinguished.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jensgam (152) - , DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
Cask, pours amber with white head. Aroma is caramel malty with hoppy aroma. Flavour is sweet and malty with european hoppy caracter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (30908) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2013
From cask. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is herbal, grassy and light straw. Smooth malty, light fruity, subdued bitterness. Medium dry malty into the finish.


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