Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Greenwich, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottle conditioned. Also available on keg (filtered but not pasteurised).
Meantime are Britain’s only brewers of authentic India Pale Ale. Small batch production allows us to apply the attention to detail and care we require to produce an authentic IPA especially for you. Pound upon pound of Fuggles & Goldings hops are needed to enable us to achieve the dry hopping rates necessary to recreate this great beer style. Enjoy with hot foods and spicy friends, or vice versa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 7, 2007
Bottle sampled on 3/22/07: Pours a hazy copper orange with a wispy-lacing thin white head. Aroma of lightly earthy grapefruity English hops and a touch of aged caramel malt. Body starts with some rich, earthy caramel malt and some mildly bitter hops toward a touch of butterscotch before a slightly toasty bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2007
750ml bottle. Poured a medium and cloudy orange color with a huge sized off white head. Lots of floaters. Aromas of stronger yeast and fruity. Tastes of yeast (not as strong as the aroma), fruits and citrus. Lighter bitterness factor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (6648) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 20, 2007
Poured a translucent orange with a lacing white head. First thing I noticed though was a smell of sour grapes coming from the bottle. I thought the cork had dried, let some air in and the beer had spoiled. The aroma after the pour was better, definitely fuggles, but the sour grape smell lingered. Thankfully, it did not tranfer to the flavor which was heavy on the alcohol, slightly malty and not nearly as bitter as I expected. The finish was slightly spicy and not at all astringent. Not really sure what to make of it. Nice beer, but a good IPA? Not so sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jmichael (640) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
one of your better english IPA’s, a good beer, gives you sweetness on the front, nice to have this bottle conditioned english, notice fruits, and malts, flat palate, and light finish, good and complex...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Braudog (6114) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2007
Uncaged and uncorked, this poured with a nice sexy yellow-orange and a poofy, survivable foamy head. The aroma is kinda yeasty, reminiscent of a Belgian golden more than an IPA; the flavor on the other hand is heartily fruity, although there’s a big warm undertow, too. This is an interesting interpretation of style, fitting neither the American nor British stereotypes. Again, I’d almost guess this as a Belgian ale in a blind taste, except for the sturdy furity (orange blossom, mostly) body. Quite enjoyable, quite different. (#2800, 4/17/2007)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeoffT (12) - SCOTLAND - APR 17, 2007
Fairly good goldings/fuggle aroma, orange hue, balanced flavour. Hides alcohol well. Could do with more bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phil (181) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2007
Interesting, and one of my favourite Brit IPAs! Easy Drinking, nice sized vessel, and nice styish presentation - very brave considering the british market place. Anyhow, the brew! Nice quality nose, that goldings/fuggles classic combo comes through, balanced rather than pine-ol IIPA stylee - no clear deScriptive fruits but just enough interesting green and earth notes. Nice bitter/sweet balance on the sup - good bitterness spread, whilst not overly astringent. Hazed/clear to the eye... luverly colour/color. Moderate fizz, rather than out of control spume! A fantastic drop! I hate to think how much I have drunk of this stuff! And FYI, great with a ruby!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
Bottle. Aroma of apples, orange rhind, and some yeast. Mouthfeel is a little watery, but that is good when the weather is warm. Flavor is mostly of fruity hops with lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 7, 2007
75 cl. bottle. Beautiful, slightly hazy IPA with a nice head. The aroma has a lot of hops, fruit, tangerine and melon. The flavour has a nice bitterness, notes of fruit, caramel and a brief sweetness. The finish is nice and long.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jazz88 (2638) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 5, 2007
Bottle (750 ml). A redish amber color with a white head. A sweet butterscotch aroma with citrus and grapefruit hop aromas. A little too sweet in flavor with strong caramel notes. Unsatisfying as I finished this out.

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