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


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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   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.

Jonb5's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jonb5 (406) - Greater London, - NOV 1, 2012
Pint from the JDW real ale festival. Dark amber colour, clear, one finger head, decent retention. Aroma was berries and yeast, reminded me of a Belgian pale ale. Tasted malt and notes of rasperry, some hoppy bitterness at the finish. Smooth, minimal carbonation, texture on the thick side. Overall this was a good beer, had character, kept me interested.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 18, 2015
Clear deep copper color with a small off white layer on top. Flowery, sweet malty and faint citric aroma. Tad sweet and an ok bitterness. Medium body with a soft to flat carbonation. Sweet malty close to diacetyl, faint citric and nutty. Quite disappointing ale. Why call it an IPA when you forget to use a proper amount of hops.
[Handpull at Sawyers Arms (Paddington) in London, England]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
Cask at the Standing Order. Pours clear copper, nose is floral, light citrus, taste is light fruit, sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1429) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Part of my 2013 backlog. Redish amber colour with a white head. Aroma was buttery and sweet, with malts. The taste wasnít hoppy for an IPA more malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lowenbrau (2410) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2014
Cask @Great British Beer Festival 2014, London Olympia. 16-08-2014.
Pours clear copper with nice whie head. Liquorice, malty, fruity aromas. Taste follows the nose, moderate bitterness. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
christhoel (270) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maxbier (531) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
olsvammel (3803) - ÷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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1740) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
a_cross (639) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matstrange (80) - 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%

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