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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Burton IPA is our tribute to the original British India Pale Ales. We replicate the unique mineral-rich water for a true character.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1248) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2013
I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. There was no freshness date whatsoever.

Appearance: Hazy complexion of rusty orange/light brown. Forms a good sized, white, frothy head which laces and retains well.

Smell: Rather sweet and malty for the style. Yellow lollipops, some caramel and a hint of stone fruit.

Taste: Iím not sure why American breweries make English-style beers when their target audience wants American-style beers. There are a few other of these beers on the market and many are superior to Southampton Burton IPA. This definitely has that classic British character of light confectionery notes of caramel, toffee and a hint of honey. Thereís a burst of hop bitterness at the apex of the swig thatís noticeably sharp, but it fades away as quickly as it appears. I notice some apricot or peach-like flavors on the aftertaste, which are nice, but muted. I also detect a twang or sourness which Iíd attribute to this likely being an old bottle. Itís a fine palette overall, but nothing particularly impressive.

Drinkability: A medium body all around. Mouthfeel isnít too thick, but is far from thin. A good level of carbonation to give it some energy across the tongue. Slightly dry aftertaste, but itís easily tolerable. At only 6.5% ABV it seems rather inefficient and under attenuated.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle from the Piggly Wiggly, North Charleston. Time was, you could score some Southampton brews in NC. Since thatís no longer the case, thought Iíd snap this up in my mixed six. Fairly opaque orange pour, with a medium creamy head. Nose of substantial malts, dry and tealike hops, and just a scootch of sugared fruit. Some age on it is detectable in the taste, but thatís less harm to English style IPAs than to Cali hop bombs. Still some traces of fruit and bitterness, and itís a satisfying, unassuming entry.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (4061) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2013
Aroma is fruit, malts and very slightly perfumed. The flavor is citrus, malts, mineral water qualities and a mildly nutty/tart finish.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
olliejobbins (952) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
bottle in NY. didnít pour so no idea of appearance. must say though, aroma and taste were pretty disappointing. tasted more like a lager than an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zizzybalubba (1503) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Dark orange pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of light citrus, pine, and caramel. Good hop bitterness of grapefruit rind, wet grass, and pine needles that is balanced with a good amount of caramel malt. Important to note that this is a British-style IPA and I think a very good example of one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3562) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
Burnished golden color with a frothy off white head. Light malty nose with some earthy hops. This lives up to the English IPA label. The US sure has mutated this style. Malty sweetness with some chalk and toast with a strong hop pellet bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (6351) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Hazy orange-amber with a medium white head. Aroma of malt, caramel notes, floral and slightly citric notes and some minerals. Flavor has a bit of malt sweetness, slightly caramelly and biscuity , minerally notes and pleasant hoppy bitterness, kinda floral and citric. Medium-bodied. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garbageman (443) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2013
From bottle. Pours amber red in color with small white head. Aroma was sweet with citrus and floral hop nose. Taste is a little sweet for my liking and not exactly a English IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2595) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2013
Bottle sample at a single hop tasting. Pours clear amber with a reddish white head. Floral, honey, then bread-grain aroma. Tastes bitter and a little earthy. Medium body, carbonated, long, earthy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 26, 2013
Pours rusty to red with a huge head, aroma of mango, tangerine and malt, flavor is bitter and crisp with some greenness, caramel, mango skin and grass, medium bodied, nice


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