Marks & Spencer
Brewed at St. Austell

Style: American Pale Ale
Paddington, England


on tap

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Bottle Conditioned, Regular;
The 5% ABV bottle conditioned is brewed using Cornish spring water and locally-grown barley to produce a premium IPA, with a refreshing, full flavour that makes it an ideal summer drink.

Hanoi's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hanoi (609) - Greater Manchester, - JAN 24, 2013
Very gentle floral aroma. Taste is light to the point of bland. Very gentle hops giving a herbal note, with a pleasing bitterness to finish. Slightly too carbonated for my tastes. It’s not a bad beer but too middle of the road for me. Perhaps a good choice for the drinker who prefers the classic English ipa over the more extreme ipa currently in fashion

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maley1 (892) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
Clear golden yellow pour with medium sized white head. Aroma of malts, grains and hops. Taste of malts, grains, hops, faint citrus and faint fruitiness. Medium bodied, nicely carbonated, well balanced. Not a bad beer but not memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MMR (534) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2015
Pours a nice golden color. Nice, easy drinkable Pale Ale with a refreshing bitterness to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
colui72 (261) - HONG KONG - JUN 16, 2015
Beautiful golden with soapy white head. The citric hoppiness of an IPA comes ins later as it warms up. Nothing amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (2838) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2015
Clear yellow, white lacing foam. Hoppy aroma, bitter taste. Indeed a refreshing beer, bitter in the English way. Lasting aftertaste. (Velp 201506)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamaty (1248) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 8, 2015
Dorada, con bastante pequeño sedimento flotante. Un dedo de espuma poco densa. Aroma frutal. Uva. En boca, marcado amargor general, creciente. Envuelto en un sabor muy frutal donde predomina la uva. Efervescencia en su justo punto. Notable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cityzen (72) - FRANCE - JUN 4, 2015
Une IPA classique, sèche peu fruitée mais efficace. Une bière au caractère anglais qui se laisse bien boire fraîche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
strangehorse (66) - - MAY 31, 2015
A proper IPA, with the distinctive look and taste of the genre. Bottle from M&S Blackrock. Thoroughly enjoyed !

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14040) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the big M&S on Oxford St. Pours crystal clear gold, effervescent, with a frothy white head. Nice aroma, with good hop notes, some biscuity pale malts, hints of pine. Light-medium sweet flavor with subtle piney bitterness, pale bread, pine, orange rind. Light bodied with average carbonation. Good balance on the finish, more citrusy hops, mellow rindy and piney bitterness. Just a little too grassy in the aftertaste. Quite solid overall, really.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vaiz (3836) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear golden pour, white head. Aroma of citrus hops, slightly floral, some faint saison yeasty, flowery and a hint of spices. Flavor is slightly bitter, subtle and clean. Nice and drinkable, but not entirely an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (1072) - HONG KONG - FEB 27, 2015

500ml bottle bought at Mark & Spencer in iSquare, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Cloudy hazy dull amber honey colour with thin layer of yeast sediments; Two finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Excellent good sticky lacing with active carbonation; Fragrant aroma of Ale malt, with fairly strong citrus, grapefruit, floral, strong molasses, honey, light pine, yeast, bread and strong grass; Close to light sweet taste of Ale malt, with metallic, strong grapefruit peels and flesh, molasses notes, pine, light resin, earth, very light biscuits, strong lemon, strong beer hops and strong grass; Medium body. Slick and slightly oozy palate; Mouth feel is very hoppy right off the bat, with strong but pleasant bitter hop taste closely followed by zesty grapefruit and lemon. Maltyless is fairly good despite a rather thick body. Okay sweetness, Light pine, good resin and earthy to the tongue. Very good!... Hoppiness is strong grapefruit zest, lemon, light pine, resin, light earth and strong grass in nose and taste. Bitterness is strong for a lasting high-astringent grassy finish; Quite dry after taste. Very bitter and citrusy to mouth.

Comments: This can be easily classified as an IPA with such strong citrusy and resiny hop aroma and flavor. Doesn’t matter, as an English Blond, this is very bold with right on target mid-maltyness and nice deep gold colour, and American hoppy-grassy to the core. Very enjoyable!

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