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


on tap

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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottle conditioned. Also available on keg (filtered but not pasteurised).
Meantime are Britainís 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (12447) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Beautiful clean aroma of citrusy hop. Beautiful hazy apricot color with a finely bubbled white head. Starts with a hint of pepper submerged in citrus (but not grapefruit) hop, malt follows, and the smooth experience finishes with a decent, but respectable bitterness. Thereís something different in the hop at the start and the hop at the finish. Something a bit Belgianish, like yeast? Or not. This is not a NW US hophead dream; itís just really, really delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - DEC 21, 2006
Not as hoppy as I usually expect from an IPA. In fact, this one was rather sweet. It has a nice hop balance and an interestingly buttery mouth feel. The aftertaste of the hops, however, does linger for a long time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
Nice hazy orange-gold pour with a thick squatty head. Aroma is mostly orange-citrus hops and sugary sweetness. Extremely smooth taste of the same citrusy hops, with some Granny Smith apple-like aftertaste mixed with a solid malt back. Some soapiness as others have pointed out, but overall, a really good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rw4244 (132) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle 75cl. Poured a hazy thick orange with copper tones, and a large thick white head which lasts the whole drink. Sweet aroma with hints of orange, hops and a little malt. Peppery floral flavour of hops and orange, slick and oily in the palate, finishing in a bitter, metallic aftertaste, perhaps a liitle astringent but understandable due to the high alcohol content. Tasty pale ale, especially good with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2006
Big offwhite head. Deep orange body full of small yeast particles. Subtle, sweetish light peppery metal hop aroma with spice notes with notes of pine needles and stale hops. Sourish intense bitter taste of resin, pine needles, and citrus with dry, citric finish. Faintly medicinal tinge. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Excellent, if challenging. (0.75l bottle.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Hazy orange gold brown with a loose big, but disappearing, head. The nose is huge with hops. Iím overcome with juicy floral, fruity, and slightly herbal hops. Drawn together with sweet malt. This is a nice beer in the nose. The palate is acceptable. Not too thin, not too watery, not to bubbly, but a bit soapy. The flavors are bland relative to the robust nose. The hops become, again, more soapy. Big orange and tangerine in the hops. The sweetness is there, but not nearly so rounded as it seems it should be for the style. Bitter finish, and a bitterer citrus aftertaste. As it warms, grapes became more detectable. Not a bad beer, but it seemed so promising at first!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Orangish color with a large and dense white head. The aroma is malty with sugary sweetness and candy, light fruits, and floral hops. The flavor is similar but maybe with a bit of spice and less hops than expected. Its very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2006
in bottle. A nice glowing amber color. Floral aroma includes grapefruit and perhaps strawberries, with out the acidity of some citrus hops. Sturdy malt backdrop provides balance to the strong floral and fruity hops present throughout this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 8, 2006
In the 750 mL bottle from Beertopia. Well, I paid $8.79 for my bottle, Pigfoot. This pours cloudy light amber with a bountiful ivory head. The aromas are rich in sweet grapes, banana and juicy fruit gum. Citrus secondary. Tart hoppiness to the up front flavor, but subsides rather quickly to a mild bitter drying finish. Fruitiness remains throughout. Medium body, definitely not syrupy thick at all. Outstanding lacing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Hazed, dusky orange appearance, big and boisterous, creamy white foam. Out-loud nose: wild, funky, sour, citric, big orange with a twist of lemon...zesty! Huge hops load the palate, band on board, and slideaway with a satisfying tingle. Same flavors as found in the nose, primarily the big, slick, raw, naked lemon zing...some spicy extra kick, as well. Drink again and a new tingle ensues, then fades again. Nice, tasty, delicious, and easy drinking. Medium bodied, long, lightly citric/spicy finish...moderate enough to ease in the drinking, quite mellow. And Iíve got me a whole 750 ml bottle to myself, glad itís not too strong, this one. I can feel the nicely turned effect of the dry-hopping in this, but these particular hops donít really flip my wig anymore. Fuggles and Goldings donít really turn my tastebuds, but thatís nothing against them, thatís just my preference. A nice ale, like I said...but I could have spent the $7.99 on much more beer per volume. Oh, well, ya lives, ya learns...

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