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


on tap


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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.63   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle: Pasteurised.
Produced for the North American market.
Production moved from Fountain to John Smiths in December 2004, then to Bedford in late 2011 following the acquisition of the McEwan’s and Younger’s brands by Wells & Youngs from Heineken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2003
An amber beer with a fine head thogh fast disappearing. The aroma is slightly fruity with hints of spices. It has a good malt sweetness, but is only slightly bitter - not like an IPA - but OK for a light ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) Beautiful amber beer with a rather limited head. Soft, caramel notes with a weak sweetness and a touch of smoke. Limited bitterness. Decent but rather average. 210900

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20330) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 14, 2005
Bottled. Dark copper coloured, small foamy white head. Fruity aroma with some hoppy hints. Flavour quite sweet hoppy bitterish. Not much IPA in this one, rather a very sweet bitter... Long hoppy aftertaste with some caramellish and hayish hints. Toffee in aftertaste too.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2003
Clean amber color. Difficult to believe it's a real IPA, with such poor character, from the aroma to the flavor, with an uncommon white sugar note mixed with some malt; the bitterness is just sufficient, and no hop aroma. Still some sweetness in the palate, along with the bitterness (artificial sweetners?).

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TBone (12547) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2005
Bottled, alc. 4.5% (BB 01/2006)
Copper brown, small off-white head. Woody, burnt caramelly aroma. Toffeeish, burnt flavor. Light, sweetish aftertaste. Only IPA by its name.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2006
(Bottle) Pours dark amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit, grass, and hops. Flavor of malt, earthiness, and caramel. Blah...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Clear copper body topped by medium off-white head. Aroma is light -- light sweet, caramel, slightly skunked. Taste is light sweet, caramel, some earthy, light peat. Watery, light-medium body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rasmus40 (11201) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter. A bit light bodied. More sweet than bitter. 241004

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
Rather bland beer. Not much of its white head and low carbonation. Great ruby-red colour. Scent is slightly chemical but mostly hoppy. Taste is mild (wuite watery) with a dryness to it and a quite malty taste for an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a head of white bubbles and copper/brown color. Aroma is medium malt-some caramel/brown sugar. Taste is dark/medium malt-some caramel/brown sugar, secondary/faint hops bite. An easy drinking beer but not much hops, so I enjoyed it but not an IPA.

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