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Brewed by Meantime (SAB Miller)
Style: English Pale Ale
Greenwich, England
Serve in English pint

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg - force carbonated. Is available cask conditioned. Cold fermented and lagered.
Ingredients: Pale ale malt, pale crystal malt, and Munich malt: Cascade, Cluster, and Goldings hops.

One hundred and fifty years ago the new bitter beer style, Pale Ale, was so popular that brewers had to import Californian hops to meet demand. Meantime London Pale Ale continues that tradition by combining lots of American Cascade and Centennial hops to give it a complex citrus aroma and buckets full of local Kentish Goldings to provide the bitterness that makes the style so refreshing. Together they conspire to assail the nose with a complex, heady mix of spearmint, grass and ‘hop sack’ aromas, fruity citrus flavours and a bitter finish that makes pale ale drinking a truly rewarding experience.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
ralphdot (1014) - Billingham, Durham, - NOV 18, 2012
4.3% gold colour with a thin head, hop aroma, crisp hop taste, very drinkable


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazbion (196) - Tübingen, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2016
Pour light amber with thin white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, light herbal. Taste is light bitter, bready. Light body, refreshing pale ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (585) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottle at Gourmet Burger Kitchen. Pours a light golden colour. Lightly hopped. A bit lacking in the flavour. Okay enough.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nilz (481) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2016
330ml bottle pours a clear dark gold with a white head. Aroma, grapefruit, yeast, grains. Taste, modest sweetness, subdued bitterness. Refreshing mainstream pale ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cristobal37 (531) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 16, 2016
Gift from a friend. Yeasty ale aroma. Cellar, apples, honey. Nice orangey amber color. Head runs away pretty quickly. Light malt character with the faintest hops flavor at the back of the mouth. A nice little pub ale. Crisp and balanced but a bit empty. Not really my thing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1867) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2016
On tap at Greenwich Tavern. Clear golden with a small off-white head. Notes of floral hops, slight citrus, and a bit of caramel malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LazyPyro (220) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden orange colour with a small creamy white head, which thins but leaves lacing. Aroma is citrusy hops, kind of orangey, a little malty. Taste is hoppy, orange citrus, malts. Flavours are a bit more subdued than is typical but quite nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Towey1989 (1165) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) Pours a clear pale amber colour with a thin white head. Aroma of caramel, some toasted malts, subtle orange, a little lemon and grassy, floral hops. Taste of toasted malts, some caramel, maybe cereal, subtle orange and grassy, floral hops. Light bodied and moderate carbonation. A short, dry, floral hop bitterness in the finish. Meantime said that this contains lots of American hops but it’s quite overrun by toasted malts with a short hoppy burst near the end. Disappointed.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (5930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 8, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: From the brewery.
Appearance: Clear amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Hops. grass, malt, caramel.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, caramel, grass, herbal.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheKernOwl (66) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2015
- Similar to the IPA: high-register nose, with orange-y scent - albeit this one is more like a West Coast IPA in nose (more citrus, Cascade hops). That said, a little bit of washing up liquid on the nose. - Overall, a bit too pale in flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rhombic (78) - SPAIN - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Pours with a golden colour under a foamy white head. Hoppy aroma with raisins and plum, quite nice and enticing. The flavours are well-rounded, somewhat fruity with pomegranate-like notes, not too malty. Mild to medium body, texture is oily and finish on the long side.


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