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RATINGS: 73   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


SilkTork's rating

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5254) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, - JUN 3, 2012
500ml dark glass bottle from Sainsbury’s. Same recipe and ingredients as Marstons Old Empire, but slightly higher abv. Pale sweet biscuit malt, some toffee and butterscotch flavours and a hint of American oak, nicely balanced with firm hop notes leaving a clean bitterness in the mouth. It’s a pleasant and drinkable beer, though the hops are just a tad too assertive for my taste, and the malt is too clean and bland. Overall a lack of character, but drinkable enough.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
sarauckelman (210) - 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 (314) - 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 (392) - 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 (2264) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jackafholmes (298) - - 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 (4467) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
McTapps (4468) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle from Sainsbury’s in Eastbourne. Pours out in a light hazy amber colour with low ehad and medium body. Aroma of mild hops and oak. Taste of mild, fresh hops, oak, spruce, leaves, citrus and light herbs. Easy drinkable yet nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
allmyvinyl (4046) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2014
500ml bottle at home. Pours clear gold, no real head. Aromas are light floral, light caramel. Taste has a touch of Burton bite, but very light. Surprisingly thin too. Ok.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
s_hartshorne (1642) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle Sainsburys. Pale amber colour ok white head and lacing. Weak aroma hops. Very hoppy long dry bitter finish. Medium thin body strong carbonation. Not very good

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (947) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle from Sainburys. This is a really nice IPA. That has plenty of hops in taste and aroma. Certainly worth a drink.


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