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

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RATINGS: 830   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
abemorsten (2916) - Mosterøy, - FEB 8, 2013
750 ml bottle from Vika. Expired November 2012. Muddy orange with a cappucino colored large head. Old wooden cupboard, sprucy pollen, malty aroma with hints of dry flowers Full bodied. Heavy bitter flavor that lingers. Heavily carbonated.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewTom (329) - - DEC 24, 2014
I'm impressed about how aggressively hopped this beer is - if this is the traditional recipe then British IPAs have been under hopped for years! Great fresh, clean taste with a beautifully bitter finish. Rated by BrewTom

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2173) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle. Fruity hops aroma, berries, spruce, generous amount of candyish caramel. Almost clear orange colour. Stable head. Taste is at last revealing the unmistakable English hop profile, grassy, earthy, but also the pleasant fruity quality, which may just be caramel in disguise. Very good, easily drinkable. Above average carbonation. Long dry hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (441) - SPAIN - DEC 13, 2014
Cloudy orange colour, big head that leaves a good lace. Smell of tropical fruits, citirus, spices and caramel. Good carbonation, medium to full body, Taste of tropical fruits, spices, pine, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackradioboy (15) - SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2014
750ml bottle from Waitrose. Clean fresh aroma. V refreshing for strength. Good depth of flavour. Long-lasting fruit sweetness then bitterness after a while. Only the second beer from Meantime I've enjoyed... Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rikstar (921) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 3, 2014
0,33l fles bij speciaalbierpakket in leiden meegenomen. Amber, mistig met een mooie stabiele schuimkraag. Wat een heerlijk aroma, doet denken aan de renaissance van dochter van de korenaar. Dit zal er waarschijnlijk mee te maken hebben dat beide klassieke ipa’s zijn. Geur is perzik rode bessen, aardbei en ook in de smaak komen deze duidelijk naar boven, met een subtiel opbouwend bitter in de afdronk. Body is niet overdreven, dit bier moet het meer van de subtiele tonen hebben.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RW80 (802) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2014
330ml bottle Appearance: Cloudy dark amber, off-white 2 fingers sized head. Aroma: malty, molasses, caramel, citrus, Taste: Moderate sweet with a moderate to medium biter finish. Quite biscuity, sweet malts, with some hop bitterness(grass, floral) in the finish medium body, creamy texture for an IPA, soft carbonation, A good but quite malty Englisch IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (2291) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 24, 2014
bottle @v Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber, off-white light head cover, curtain of lace. Really good appealing floral hop and malt aroma. Taste is caramel malt that is joined by solid floral hops in the palate. On the swallow, malt once again is dominant in a lingering finish. A solid IPA. Highly recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (1355) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel, bread, citrus, rich dried fruits, some hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate to medium biter finish. Nice full body. Not a refreshing hopbomb, this is definitely a malty English IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ZupaKino (24) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
Nice aromas of fruits, grasses and yeast. Nice yellow colour with dense head. Tastes of green tea and apricots.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werckmeister (101) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 20, 2014
redish/copper color. smells very fruity and fresh. definitely dried fruits and licorice. tastes fresh, slight hint of malt and smokey.


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