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

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RATINGS: 814   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stracey (39) - Pelham, Alabama, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Pours golden with white head that hangs around. Slightly floural aroma. Taste is a little odd. Maybe poor ageing. An almost stale taste. Still ok and not sure it is any faulty of the beer itself.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
750ml bottle poured in a chalice. A: Pours a dark orange color with a medium aired bubbled white to beige head. A but cloudy. Small retention and some lacings left S: The flowery and aromatic hops are a must. Also sweet caramel malts. Some bready yeasts too T: Follows the nose. Grassy and bit citrus hops followed by sweet and caramel malts. Very nice bitter end M: Light body. Medium carbonation. A little bit molasses. Nice bitter aftertaste. High drinkability O: Traditional English IPA. Not aggressive as an American IPA however very tasty and drinkable [ BA Review @ 5/28/2011 ]

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lore (1105) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 11, 2014
Hazy orange to amber colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of floral and resiny notes, some tropical fruits, minimal caramel and biscuit; taste is the same with surprisingly present maltyness in addition to hops - not a hop monster, but still very good IPA

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoaquimLuiz (23) - - SEP 27, 2014
Coloração entre dourado e bronze. Espuma branca, duradoura, aderida às bordas da taça. Aroma inicial floral, aparecendo malte à medida que esquenta na taça, com notas de pão. Paladar floral, com equilíbrio de lúpulo e malte, bem perceptíveis em pontos distintos da língua, com mesma sensação no retrogosto.bom corpo, média carbonatação, álcool pouco perceptível. English IPA que preenche os critérios do estilo, agradável, mas nada espetacular.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cybion (70) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle, 750 ml. Pours murky, brownish amber with a fair amount of soapy off-white head. Nearly opaque. Mostly caramel malts on the nose, with a hint of pineapple and bready yeast. Caramel malt notes are more subdued and joined by honey and cereal in the taste, and these are bowled over by swathes of citrus and pineapple, and then these themselves are balanced by a hefty dose of potent bitterness coming off what i assume to be the English style hops used, which in conjunction with what i think to be the fruitier american style hops, makes for an interesting combination of flavours. Finish is again bitter and the aftertaste is of a nutty, cereal-y nature. Body is a good medium, carbonation is appropriately lively and the texture is somewhat oily, so this one is an exiting one for the palate. Overall this appears to be an excellent hybrid of English and American IPA styles, and I’m damn impressed by it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1469) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
750ml bottle from Waitrose. Clear amber. Thick, fairly dense, lasting, white head. Sweet, biscuit malt. Some pear drop. Nice jamminess to it. Taste is fusty sweet, with a dry edge. Decently balanced bitterness. Palate is light oily, with mouth filling, soft carbonation. Most of any bitterness comes at the end. Tasty stuff. Lots of layers. Best Meantime I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2014
This is a splendid IPA, but is decidedly not a West Coast or American IPA. Much more balanced and nuanced, and dare I say even malt centric? Nevertheless, the hops are in abundance -- pine and resin primarily -- and there is sufficient bitterness at the end.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjik83 (165) - - SEP 9, 2014
33cl bij De Boterhal, Breda van de tap Alcoholpercentage van 7,5% Uitgeschonken in origineel Meantime glas Uiterlijk: oranjekleurig met witte schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: citrus, fruitig, perzik, abrikoos, zuurtje Conclusie: niet de normale IPA smaak, zal geen favoriet worden ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
orangesol (876) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Had this one at the 4th annual Lititz cask beer festival. This one is dry hopped with Golding and Fuggles.

A - Pours pale orange with a small film of white head leaving little to no lace down the glass.

S - Smells of dulled hops, light citric rind, and some very light sweetness. This one is pretty dull if I am being honest but it did get a little better as it sat in my glass...

T - Starts off with a moderate hop bite quickly giving way to a mix of light fruit and dulled sweetness. Around the middle of the glass I began to pick up quite a bit of vegetal flavors that really threw me off and I had a hard time finishing my glass.

M - Medium-Light body and flavor with moderately low carbonation. Pretty nice feel throughout, a bit thin toward the end, with little to no of the 7.5% detectable.

O - I am not sure what happened with this one. I think I may have gotten a pour from the bottom of the cask. Oh well, I enjoyed it for what it was but I doubt I would seek it out again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (299) - Tasmania, - SEP 4, 2014
On tap at Il Santo Bevitore, Venice. Nice clear amber-orange with a frothy white head. The aroma is caramel, biscuit, peach and apricot. Flavour is fairly sweet malt, smooth, apricot and peach, pine, some earthy notes. Balanced if somewhat simple. Good stuff.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Montaigne (4) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Was in a bad mood one day...decided to buy a new beer. Best move I ever made.


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