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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1057) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2006
Interesting bottle for an IPA... pretty cool. Very English aroma with some hops and sweet malt. Medium carbonation. Hops up front, not assertive but there, mostly citrus. Alcohol towards the middle and end, but has a nice caramel finish to go with the citrus hops. I’m surprised I caught so much alcohol for 7.5%. Somewhat thin, but I think I like this take on the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2006
This was an excellent IPA. Poured hazy cloudy deep red orange color. aroma has some sweetness in the aroma. i got some grapefruit and apricot in addition to the usual orange blossom type flavor. some pine/spruce notes and good malt backbone. had good balanced flavor, and had a bit of a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3050) - Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Pours a hazy amber. The aroma is full of earthy hops. The flavor is more malt than hops and is cracker malt. Good stuff. Not as aggressive as the American branch fo the style, but good nontheless.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
Cloudy orange, with an nice sized white head. Crisp, citrusy aroma. Surprisingly sweet at first, with notes of toffee and maybe some molasses. Crisp hop bite. Unique, but also unmistakelably British. Sampled at Noogfest2.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2006
An orange appearance with a faint pine and citrus aroma. A very smooth and easy drinking beer but not much complexity. The flavor is somewhat malty and less bitter than most IPAs Ive had. Thats all I got today.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1879) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Orange dark pour with beautiful white lace creamy head. Aroma is mild and more earthy than an American IPA. The flavor is earthy hops with a nice streak of malt backbone. Different but nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2006
750ml: Smelled Hoppy and fruity, with hints of toffee malt and also a little corriander. Poured amber color. Clear, but full of floating particles. Creamy, off-white head lasted a while. Good lacing. Flavor is medium sweet and lightly bitter. Malty, with notes of corriander, East Kent Goldings, and caramel. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Long sweet piney finish. Overall, a good English-style IPA, but not very bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2006 [keg at West Brewing Company] Aroma is extremely hoppy grapefruit, citric, pine, orange peel. Full bodied, but I found the carbonation a touch on the aggressive, artificial side, not a big complaint though. Finish is dry and bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 16, 2006
I was actually quite impressed with this and beings I am not usually a fan of British style IPAs, this has a great floral fragrant hop aroma, flavor is quite bitter with a hop level that is demanding on the palate, could use more of a malt characer, lightly biscuity, with some sweet honey notes but tends to be overly bittersweet at times.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2006
Draught at West, by looking at other ratings draught is quite rare. Aroma is uber hoppy, citrus, grassy lightl peppery also. Taste is an explosion of hops. similar to the taste but very dry and bittering, alcohol is present if you serch for long enough but is hiden well by the hops. Long long finish.


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