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

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RATINGS: 809   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (782) - Chișinău, - JUN 5, 2013
Head: off-white, medium, frothy, good retention. Colour: rich amber, hazy. Aroma: strong hoppy, tropical fruit, dried fig. Taste: strong and juicy fruit sweetness, balanced my moderate hop bitterness. Medium body. A rich, juicy and satisfying ale. Very good!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1213) - 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 (137) - - 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 (853) - 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 (239) - 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 (2) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
London IPA in the original, 19th-century English style, a rare find nowadays with all those double and triple American-style IPAs. Snow white, mousse-like head, bright orange blonde colour. Aroma of orange, cardboard, peach, caramel, celery, apple, banana, all nicely perfumed with Fuggles and Kent Goldings. Fruity taste, apple, peach and orange, sweetish and soft with fluffy mouthfeel and agreeable malt base, finishing in a strong peppery hop bitterness, very well-balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
androman (392) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2014
75cl shared bottle @ home from Flink Gegist, Delft, as a gift from Sanyi, many thanks! Hazy orange-copper color, medium off-white mostly lasting good lacing head. Aroma light caramel and light fruit in the nose, vegetables, roots, medium hoppy, herbs, light chocolate, slightly roasted malt. Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, medium lasting bitter-sweet finish. Not the best IPA but interesting.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
McTapps (4082) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
750 ml bottle bought at Waitrose in East Cowes. Pours out in hazy dirty amber colour with low head and medium body. Aroma of barley and amlt - quite strange for an IPA....Taste of barley, cake, bread, biscuits, light malt, raisins, MANY raisins and light flowers. More malty and barley-y than hoppy. If this would be a Barley Wine with a smoother body and little more ABV, I would really score it high. But as an IPA with no real hoppy notes and wkth no citrus/spruce hints I just don’t really fancy it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (4082) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle from Waitrose, Cowes shared with McTapps. First nose was nothing, the second one offered a bit of cookies and some cereals. Bit unpleasant bitter end and high abv in the back. Taste full with a bit of caramel, chocolate and leaves. A good example for calling a beer full bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nakedwhendrunk (2102) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle obtained from Thibodeaux’s (downtown location). It felt appropriate as an American to have an English IPA as my 1776 beer review (haha, wink, sorry to the British to drink one and then pee it out, wink). Here goes. EIPA must be poured into a pint glass and it was. The appearance had a hazy dark golden yellow to orange color with a nice off-white-to white head. There was some light lacing here and there. The smell had some caramel, toffee and light citrus flavorings as it warms it comes across more so as oranges. Eventually, some light mint with an earthy booziness came across. The taste took the previously mentioned flavors and added a gentle rolling sticky pine underneath. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight sessionability about it. There’s a gentle harshness running about it - I mean its there, its just seems to be dampened a bit probably due to the involvement of the malts in this one. Overall, well, it fits the EIPA for the style, would I have it again? For the price $13 for a corked 22 ouncer? Nah, not worth it.


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