cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper color, aroma of caramel, bread, citrus hops, sweeter than usual, not a big fan
JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF, 2012, Friday Evening. Good malt flavor with moderately roasted grain, but also some dry hops that I have come to expect for the few Burton ales I have tried. Full mouth feel with a good palate, a well made beer like most everything from Southampton.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at pony bar HK. Pours a bright, hazy orange body with no head, very light lacing. Aroma is muted spice and malt, very restrained overall. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat slick with notes of super sweet candy, cloying sugars, light bittering hop, light citrus and super sugary sweet malts. The sweetness ruined this beer for me overall.
sloshgator (696) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Burton IPA is the kind that goes beyond the over-the-top bitterness that you find in most of the style. Hop flavors of floral and slightly fruity shine through the initial bite and linger on the palate after it goes down. Aroma is enjoyable but light. Color is a light amber. Burton IPA is great to add to the usual rotation and a standout among the sea of IPAs.
jjgmd (1979) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a golden rusty orange pour with no head. Nose is rather flat and without distinction. Taste is rather bland and not typical of an IPA. Drinkable but unimpressive. Quaff Score 4 / 10
reggiedunlop (3648) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy lt amber/gold with a medium lt tan head. Aroma has toffee andbiscuit notes with tea and earthy hops. Flavor has biscuits and caramel with earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and earthy/bitter.
ronaldtheriot (1762) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Southampton Burton IPA has a medium, off-white head and a mostly clear, bubbly, reddish-gold appearance, with a good amount of thick lacing left on the glass. There is a rich, roasted, malty aroma and a moderately hoppy, malty flavor, with hints of caramel and toffee. The mouthfeel is medium and Southampton Burton IPA finishes wet, refreshing, and very tasty. Overall, this is excellent. RJT
ben4321 (5642) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Half Time, 10/22/12
Aroma: The nose of this one has citrus hops, lemon, some toast/bread, and a little toffee
Appearance: It pours a clear golden-orange color with a frothy white headn and mid-heavy lace
Flavor: Tastes light-medium sweet, with orange and lemon along with toast/bread, it finishes lightly bitter
Palate: The body is light (leaning medium), with an average-to-lively carbonation, and a lightly dry finish
This is a pretty tasty beer. I feel like they hit nicely on what they were trying to make here, which is a true to style British IPA. Even though it isn’t super hoppy, the hops shine through enough to provide a nice balance to the citrus and bread flavors that are the more dominant aspect of the beer. It is quite drinkable as well.
reebtogi (5590) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a 2 finger white head that left some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel and light citrus. Taste is caramel malty sweetness with a light citrusy and earthy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a slight tickle on the tongue. A decent IPA that is worth trying once, but nothing really memorable about this one.
jgb9348 (5605) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly copper coloured body with a golden glow and a thickish, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of earthy, nutty hops with a bit of caramel and toffee noticeable with a tiny bit of malt. Medium to Full-bodied; Chewy toffee and malty flavour with a good earthy hop bitterness and very low alpha acid hops showing some earthy and nutty tastes. Aftertaste is caramelised sugars, some nuts and a bit of malt - definitely more of an EPA than anything even close to an American IPA. Overall, a decent beer, but not great, and especially not for the style - there aren’t many hops here at all, but in an EPA category, this would be run of the mill to perhaps a tad better. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased from Wegman’s in Malvern, Pennsylvania on 22-September-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 05-October-2012.