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

bottled
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RATINGS: 839   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5129) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Hazy light orange body. This had sat for a few days, so I imagine the haze is normal. The frothy head is eggshell colored. The aroma is orange peels with some light apples and a hint of dry hay. The taste is sweet caramel along with some apple chips and a little bit of grapefruit in the finish. A nice smooth brew. It is certainly interesting to find an IPA in a corked and caged bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Procured at Belmont Party Supply, Dayton, OH. Great aroma, all fruity, peachy Fuggles with big straw elements too. Love this aroma. Could smell it all day. Beautiful bright gold color, head tight then loose in bubbles. Interesting there...Nicely bitter in the flavors, strawlike, grassy, herbal. Very little touch of grapefruit. A bit of iron, vegetal bits and biscuit, but the malt here is otherwise nonexistent. Thin. Still, however, a very good English styled IPA. I think it a tad underrated here, due no doubt to the existence of so many pine and citrus hop bombs around...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2005
orange colored pour. malty smelling, not so much hoppy smelling as im used to from american ipas. taste is smooth and refreshing, very easy to drink. not too bitter, and just a downright good ipa. a starter ipa if you will. thanks for this one daniel. pretty underrated in my opinion.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17904) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2005
Hazy orange colour. Thick longlasting white head. Fruity and hoppy aroma and hints of pine. Bitter hoppy flavor. Some bitter resin finish. A nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2005
750ml corked Cloudy golden orange in color with a thick and foamy head. Fruity hop aroma and slightly grassy yet not over powered by hops. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Fruity hop flavors and sweet with a lingering bitter finish. Overall a much different IPA than American versions. Well balanced and very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2005
12.10.05 750ml bottle. The pour is lightly hazed, dark golden, with lasting and sticky white head. Pretty fresh aroma of floral and grassy fuggles and goldins, background notes of saltine, caramel malts. Not an overly sweet or oxidized ipa as I had feared it might be, this stuff seems young and fresh and vibrant. This is definitely one of the better (English, imported) bottled IPAs I’ve had. I’m just not so sure about paying ten bucks for a bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
thebeertourist (4935) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2005
Cask at The Greenwich Union. Hazy golden, almost peachy colour with a decent white head. Rich citrus hop aroma. Flavour is quite bitter, though there is underlying malty sweetness. Lots of grapefruit. Medium to full-bodied. A refreshing beer with character.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8086) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Bottle from Total Wine, Cary. Pours hazy gold with little head. Aroma of fruity, hopcitric, feety hops. The taste is bready malty hoppy, biscuity, with some fruit and more piney hops. Very hoppy, with a fruity piney element.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 12, 2005
750 mL bottle, corked & caged, pretty fresh 2005 version: bronzen with a slight cloudiness…thick, puffy ivory head on the initial pour (subsequent pours yield very little froth). Fresh and sweet piney caramel aroma, laced with doughy malt grist, pineapples and strawberries. Sticky melon and honey flavours. Very tasty hop flower taste is subtle compared to the IPAs we get used to on this side of the pond…but I believe this is more refined and all around flavourful than many that we produce. Candi sugar and pine resin finish, a true pleasure.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2006 Slightly hazed orange body with a head that goes from big & bubbly to thick and creamy. Nice lacing. The aroma is a heady floral & pine hoppiness atop a sweet caramel base. The hop bitterness takes over in the flavor, with a touch of tart orange added to the light malts. Nice prolonged bitter finish. Fairly aggressive for an English IPA, and quite satisfying to this hophead.

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