Brewed at Marstons

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.88/5   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.

bdunhill's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bdunhill (255) - Brussels, - JAN 29, 2013
For a generic store brand beer this IPA has all the qualities that one should. With a smooth and fruity flavor and bitter palate. It appears light brown with a small head and has a nice smooth aroma to boot!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1525) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
500ml bottle. pours a clear amber with thin white head. aroma is caramel, slightly nutty, grassy and malts. taste is grass, straw, a little sweet and brown bread. slightly chemical/tart finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Parmenion777 (35) - - AUG 27, 2015
Poured from 500ml bottle, clear amber with a thin white head. Big peppery hoppy aroma. Lacks body, watery with metalic taste. Bitter finish. Disappointing.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hippoman (408) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
500ml Bottle from Sainsbury’s, New Mills, Derbyshire. An IPA is the old fashioned, moderately-hopped sense and all the weaker for it. Bland, watery and with a strange metallic finish. There’s a reason Marstons don’t have their name prominently on it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 20, 2015
14.5.2015. Drank from bottle. Malts, light caramel, grain, fruits. A bit light, metallic and dull. Not really an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (6536) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle at home shared with Sarah. Orange / light amber coloured pour with a big fading loose off white head. Aroma is nutty malts, mineral, caramel, berry / grassy hop. Flavour is composed of light caramel, little diacetyl, rough grassy hop matter, sweet grains. A bit stale and some brown sugars. Palate is sweet, moderate carbonation. Dull beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackradioboy (127) - SCOTLAND - MAY 8, 2015
The usual Marston's sulphur nose (the label says: "floral and citrus aromas" - eh, no....) That pong aside, it's clean and sharp and a very enjoyable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Giochaurand (234) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (389) - - MAR 21, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburys Team Valley. Pours copper colour. Flavours of caramel, fruits, slightly metallic too. Quite nice all told though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Borresteijn (5648) - Zaandam, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ramboraffe (1470) - Göteborg, 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.

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