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Sainsbury’s India Pale Ale

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Sainsbury’s
Brewed at Marstons

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
London, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in 500ml bottles at Sainsbury’s supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.

This traditional IPA has fresh aromas of white flowers and citrus with a clean bitter hop flavour. This classic India Pale Ale is made in Burton upon Trent, the home of British brewing. The recipe uses Fuggles, Goldings and Cascade hops and yeast from the Burton Union System, only used by the Marston’s Brewery in Burton. The famous Burton water is also used in the brewing process which helps give this ale its distinct flavour.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Giochaurand (136) - FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours copper in colour with low head. Aroma is malts and biscuits. Taste is malty and metallic. Reminds of a lager.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (292) - - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburys Team Valley. Pours copper colour. Flavours of caramel, fruits, slightly metallic too. Quite nice all told though

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (5135) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2015
50cl Bottle, thanks Robert&Peta! Clear deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of grain, toast, tiny hint of perfumey citrus. Flavour is light floral, grainy, malty, toast, caramel, light citrus, grassy bitter finish. Light bodied. It’s alright.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ramboraffe (840) - SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
500 ml bottle from Sainsbury supermarket, Sheffield. Pours clear golden with white head. Smell is caramel malty with biscuits, bread, hay and grass. Taste is bitter grassy with malty bread and hay. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sarauckelman (233) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Clear light amber, not much head. Hops with a bit of flowers and honey on the aroma. Light, sweet taste with hops but not much bitterness. Would be nice on a hot day.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
uckelman (345) - Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Pours amber, a bit hazy. Dappled off white head. Hints of hops, but not really a lot of aroma. Tastes more like a regular ale than an IPA. Not all that bitter.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pricey290483 (616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
have had this a couple of times its not for me sadly a clean crisp bitter taste throughout the beer very easy to find its in most sainsburys

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SarkyNorthener (2624) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle from sainsburys. Golden amber beer with small head. Faint malt and caramel aroma. Taste is mild hop, some caramel and metallic. Not good.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jackafholmes (517) - - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from sainsburys. Mild hop aroma. Bitter taste. Doesn’t really cut the mustard.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MichaelAwesome (5040) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys in Eastbourne shared with McTapps. Non-inspiring but drinkable bitter with just some hops, bit of orange peel and some malty moments. Drinkable, average, mild one.


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