Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Keg & bottle: Pasteurised.
Previously 4.5%. Previously also known as Younger’s IPA.
Production moved from Fountain to Caledonian in Dec 2004. Brand acquired by Wells & Youngs in 2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
fonefan (43888) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Draught. Copper coloured beer with a thin tight white head. Some caramel and honeyish malts with a hint of ctrus. Light hop spice. Wattery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
From tap at Ben Nevis. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small creamy and off white head, leaving a thick creamy lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark roasted malty and breadish. Bitter, slight hops metallic and dark malty flavoured. Flat malty and slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Beautiful copper coloured with a small head. Soft and very malty - roasted malt and sweet caramel. Low in both CO2 and bitterness. Highly drinkable. 020201

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cgarvieuk (21585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2009
KEG at andersons ... Purly a tick as they had nothing worth drinking. BUT 1.85 a pint turned into 1.05 for a 1/2 !!!!... Utter crap... need i say more... ok ... crisp amber so it looked ok ... medium white head ... no nose at all !!! ... odd metalic artificial metalic hop ness... NO malt character ... just so 1d... Why Keg is so poor compaired to Cask...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
imdownthepub (13232) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2007
Bottled, pasteurised, 500ml. Brown amber with fizzed head, highly carbonated. Thin and sharp beer with tinny, caramel notes and underlying cardboard. Some malty notes on the finish. Also had this a lot in the past as Youngers IPA which I remember as being much better than this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (12507) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Keg at Thomson’s, Edinburgh. It pours deep amber-brown with a medium creamy beige head. The nose is toasted brown bread, creaminess, earth and leather. The taste is creamy, toast, watery, earth, very mild bitterness and brown bread with a short, dry finish. Light-medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Looks good and mouth-feel is decent, not much taste though... Fine for chasing a whisky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bierkoning (12365) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2004 Tap. Slight malty aroma. Light amber color. The barmaid has some trouble pouring this beer. Rather sweet and sticky with some mango fruit. Only very slight bitter aftertaste. A bit bland and fizzy with a somewhat watery aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2013
Full pint from keg, outdoor at the County Hotel Bar in North Berwick. Lasting nitro creamy, white head. Clear dark amber coloured body. Poor lacing. Malty nose with a touch of resin. Mild malt accented taste of caramel and dark fruits. Malty ending with distant bitterness. Medium to thin bodied. Ok (08.08.2013).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (10594) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2015
Keg at the jolly judge. Pours clear golden amber, nose is grassy, toffee, taste is sweet, creamy, toffee, nutty.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rosenbergh (10367) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2012
Draught at Cuan Mór, Oban, Scotland.
Clear copper colour with small creamy light tan head. Very mild malty aroma. Sweet malt and wood in flavour. Smooth but boring.

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