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

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RATINGS: 830   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scania (188) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2006
Cask at White Horse, London. Amber. Nice malt fruitness and hop bitterness. A lot of taste and well-balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2006
(Draught, White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 23 July) Colour is amber, with little head. Nose is fruity and hoppy with caramel notes, a bit closed. Taste is fruity with caramel and citrus, starts with a bite of alcohol sweetness, turns drier with a seriously hoppy and bitter finish, lots of dusty hops here. Very nice and very hoppy. Seriously good English IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Warm copper pour, abundant white head that slowly settles in a persistent ring. Mmm....I smell hops! Fresh turf, flower garden after a rain; all the nice things about traditional English hopping shown off in a big way. Flavor alternates between a big, luscious hop flavor and a sweet, biscuity maltiness. Something that makes me think of a milkshake. A lingering marmalade finish. Full soft palate. This is a clean, balance IPA, bursting with flavor. I’ve been craving a beer that showed off it’s hops without apologizing, and this did the trick beautifully. In spite of IPA’s wanderlust inception, I suspect this beer is best tasted here where it is brewed, and does suffers in long-distance travel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2006
Bottle. Amber/gold with an off-white head. Aromas are lemon and tea with dry biscuit and lots of peppery, yet not so bitter, hops. Quite earthy. Flavours are dry biscuit and tea with vanilla and cream notes. Also has apple and pear fruitiness with citrus coming through towards the finish. Very hoppy but not especially bitter or aggressive, which is welcome to be honest. Hops are slightly sweet and earthy with lots of pepper. Prickly on the finish with a fairly long aftertaste. Very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3831) - - JUL 17, 2006
biscuity, shortbread malt aroma. hazy bright orange with a dome shaped, long lasting, creamy white head. dominantly malty(shortbread) flavor with a bitter and moderately lemony hop finish. enjoyable, i just didn’t care for the aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (822) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 14, 2006
Pours a hazy blonde with a huge head and tons of fizz. I am even impressed with the large about of lacing. It has a strong aroma of lemon, grass, and yes, bananna. The taste is somewhat grassy and dry, but it has a nice bitter aftertaste. Being from the Pacific Norwest, I have Cascade hops running through my veins, so the abundance of fuggles and goldings is hard for me to swallow in an IPA. Not a very complex beer, even has a light mouthfeel, but I do like this beer. Good job Meantime.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2006
750 ML bottle: Very light amber w/ a short lived light off white head. Grassy and diacetyl @ first, then floral and lemony citrus notes. Very light toasty malt and caramel and few wafts of ester fruitiness. Well balanced w/ a moderate diacetyl at first in the flavor. Spicy hop comes in second. Semi sweet finish and a lemony citrus aftertaste. A little bit of toasty malt after it warms, but the caramel seems very light to almost non existant. Lighter medium body, low carbonation, smooth, w/ well hidden alcohol. Not nearly as aggressively hopped as an American IPA, I rather enjoy this style slightly more overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (2006) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a thich off-white head. Hoppy apple aroma. Flavour is sweetish and bitter hoppy. Not very complex, but a decent beer. 11-07-06.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Hazy orange color with a medium frothy head. Sweet citrus and floral hops with some caramel. Lots of citrus and caramel in the flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2006
Beautiful cloudy-golden body with a light frothy head. Aroma is quite nice, delicate with hints of pine and apple. Taste is not as hoppy as American IPAs, there is a bit more malt present. However, the main taste is citrus following the pine. Nice lightly bitter ending, cool as well.


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