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

bottled
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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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.


dnicolaescu's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnicolaescu (1188) - 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!


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GSAP (572) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Ananas voert boventoon in aroma. Smaak is naast wat zelfde ananas kiwi en licht peperig, wat in nasmaak doorgaat. Mooi licht oranje met plakkraagje.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (395) - PORTUGAL - JUN 25, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 12C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: overall medium hop aroma with slight citric notes and some cereal hull. slight hop oxidation. background of caramelized malt. APPEARANCE: ambar color and hazy. style average ivory head with average retention. TASTE: sweet malty flavour with faint hop flavour (citric orange-like and dry tea leafs). high bitterness that lasts beyond a semi-dry finish. PALATE: medium-light body with an almost astringent sensation. average carbonation. OVERALL: an IPA more balanced towards the malt that the hops on the aroma and flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (1361) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUN 20, 2015
Caña en el lúpulo el 20-06-2015. ipa maltosa con sabores algo cítricos y amargo suave y seco al final no muy persistente. Normal.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Erasmus_ro (1827) - Alabama, USA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange with a medium, yellowish-brown head. Aroma is a lot of caramel, some pine. Taste is fresh, caramel, some pine. Some pithy orange marmalade. Fairly nice. Not the freshest.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansjelaah (1682) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle @home. Clear orange color with a off-white head. Smells and tastes malty, sweet, caramel, sime hops.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
goozen (3371) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle 0,33 ltr: Slightly hazy orange colored brew wit an nicely dry bitter taste with some sweetness. Hints of caramel, citrus and some pine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
OllieBBommel (1242) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2015
33 CL Bottle@home Appearance: clear copper with off-white head. Aroma: orange, flowery hops. Taste: medium bitter, a little earthy. Palate: smooth, lasting medium bitter body, low carbonation. Overall: very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheFoamhead (163) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
A true bitter-sweet symphony! A typical british IPA offering a sticky bitterness with hints of plum and cherries. Round and well balanced with a long lasting bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PietS (61) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - MAY 10, 2015
Not the ordinary IPA, It’s rather sweet, like a red ale, but definitally has the bitterness of an IPA. Not my personal favorite, but does have something special.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Moolesen (319) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
Bottle 33cl. Amber/orange with a white head. Rather weak nose, but hints of hops are present. Very nice flavour with a good dose of bitterness, not of the flower/fruity type but pure bitter. Nice. Medium to long finish.


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