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

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RATINGS: 935   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sblsimone85 (379) - USA - SEP 21, 2013
Classica ipa di stampo inglese ottimo equilibrio tra l'amaro e la beverinità. Buon bouquet di profumi e corpo perfetto. ---Rated BY Italianbeer85


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gangstergafje (588) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2016
The beer looks quite nice. The color of the brew is an nice dark amber, with a beautiful relish glow. The beer is very cloudy and has a lovely satin aspect. On top of the beer, a nice layer of soft foam is formed. The foam is white, with a tiny yellow tint. The bulk of the foam collapses quickly, but a nice drape of foam remains on top of the beer. The smell is nice. It’s not like the IPA’s of nowadays. This beer is more malty and less hoppy. I do smell some citrusy hops, and some floral aromas. I also smell some red suits, like cherries, and some oakwood. There is also a nice malty aroma, with a little roasty touch. It isn’t like the IPA’s of today, but it is very good. I also smell some licorice and some spices. The taste is also very nice. It has the same licorice and spice touches, and the little toasty malt flavor. I also taste some lovely delicate hops. The beer has a nice fresh feeling. The palate is very good. The beer has a nice amount of gas in it and a nice bitterness that tingles the tongue very nicely.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (653) - FRANCE - JUN 1, 2016
Robe blonde dorée, limpide, fine mousse blanche qui ne tient pas. Les zenteurs sont très citronnées, et légèrement maltées. Bouche agréable, également sur le citron, un poil épicée, amertume moyenne, faible pour le style. Longueur moyenne, corps moyen, carbo faible. Une "IPA" plutôt de style anglaise, agréable sans être exceptionnelle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
josanguapo (935) - SPAIN - MAY 14, 2016
From Club del Gourmet of Corte Ingles El Duque. In Teku glass. After dinner. Not bad, but traditional english hops arent as tasty nor aromatic as modern ones from usa, new zealand, etc.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobyFischer (294) - FRANCE - MAY 14, 2016
L’ipa traditionnelle est vraiment un genre à part, difficilement rapprochable des autres IPA. Elle a tout d’une bitter à l’anglaise, nez et bouche maltés, caramel, petite amertume, petites touches épicées caractéristique, faible carbonatation. L"IPA et celle ci en particulier aurait un nez plus houblonné et légèrement plus fruitée et amère en bouche.Mais c’est très léger.C’est un prototype de l’IPA anglaise qui n’est pus trop mon genre.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ipabr (107) - Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2016
Huge floral hit on the nose. Taste of floral spicey hops dominates, quite sweet, low bitternes and a little malt. As flowery as it gets.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
corkyrory66 (1266) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2016
Ipa so british avec houblons du Kent Fuggles et Goldings. Orge et blé pour un niveau abv intéressant de 7,4 %. Mon exemplaire était à 2 mois avant sa date. Couleur ambre roux abricoté, à la clarté nette. Bulles fines par milliers, en multiples fontaines, superbe. Mousse beige clair, soyeuse, stable à 3 mm. Arômes de malt cara, grillé, bois de fût, vin blanc, poire cuite, pointe de cumin. 1ère bouche souple à la belle entame malt/houblon, amertume un peu imprécise. Arrière-bouche avec un côté légèrement fumé !! 2ème avec une belle texture maltée, petit côté vineux. Arrière-bouche à l’amertume donnant des notes boisées par moments. 3ème à l’ensemble avec un côté légèrement portorisé !! Arrière-bouche belle, mais hors sujet. Longueur qui continue sur la même ligne. Jambes serrées, groupées, assez grasses. Levure douce, un rien épicée, ligne correcte. Alcool qui ne fait pas son niveau, il est sans grande action sur l’équilibre. Finale sans envergure. CONCLUSION : une ipa anglaise hors sujet !! C’est un comble … Son côté boisé et vineux enlève les touches d’amertume qui devaient venir des beaux houblons employés ...

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GregNC (67) - - MAY 6, 2016
Bottled 33cl. Pours a very clear yellow beer, low white head. Nose is very low, mainly sugar / bubble gum. Taste is mainly alcohol. A very uninteresting product.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
cagou007 (920) - FRANCE - MAY 6, 2016
Pours clear golden with very thin white head. Nose is sweet malts. Aromas are sweet malts, raisins, alcohol. Average carbonation, medium body. Long bitter finish. Unpleasant,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PedroOliveira (27) - - APR 8, 2016
Excelente exemplo de uma IPA original. Equilibrada, com aroma e amargor característicos dos lúpulos ingleses.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ElManana (1713) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2016
Bottle at tderoeck's place, thanks! Malty backbone, typical English IPA, kind of sweet, not too bitter. Fair enough.


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