Brewed by Wells & Youngs
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Bottle; Pasteurised.
A pasteurised higher abv export version of the regular cask beer. Available in cans and plastic bottles.
Rich, full flavoured ale and notably dry.

hstreet's rating

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
hstreet (70) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 7, 2013
A pretty crappy IPA. No carbination, No head, and bareley any lacing. Overall a pretty junk brew. Waste of time IMO. Thanks wells!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (141) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
Scent of malt, hops, and fresh cut grass. Clear amber colour. Flavour of biscuit and lightly roasted malt. Medium in carbonation and body. I’m a bit disappointed in absence of hops suggested by the name; average beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
plaugher (157) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
500ml can into English pint. Pours a kinda ugly brownish-amber with a thick, frothy white head which quickly dissipates. Caramel and malty nose, sweet flavour, medium bodied. Not a whole lot to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2114) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2014
Amber pour with a frothy white head and clinging lace. Sweet malt aroma. Sweet malt, slightly hopped flavour with a sweet smooth texture.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RxForHealth (149) - - MAY 31, 2014
Is this really an IPA? Pours a dark caramel with no distinguishable head. Caramell aromas. No hops. The taste is quite sweet, but the lack of hops is very dominant. I don't know how this can be considered an IPA. Not a bad beer overall, but certainly not what I was expecting based on the label. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bendrixian (1056) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Clear, reddish amber like colour. Muted aroma but there is some floral hops and light malty notes in there as well. On the palate expect a bland beer with muted flavours and a hint of roast or some biscuit like bitterness. wouldn’t be able to finish a pint of this stuff.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
AgentAle (580) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Aroma :bland aromas, nothing worth noting Taste: basic bitter notes with some bland maltiness Appearance :clear dark gold body with thin poorly retained head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
The Wells and Young website says this IPA is their leading export into Canada. Light clear amber in colour. Minimal head with very active carbonation that died out quickly. Left no head or lacing shortly after the pour. NIce flavour, a hint of bitters, minimal after taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lesifflebiere (1188) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Boisson rouge cuivrée présentant un col de mousse blanche qui dure ; en nez, malts sucrés, caramel. Mince et aqueuse en bouche, ce n’est effectivement pas une IPA, bien qu’elle laisse poindre une petite amertume en fin de gorgée. Les malts dominent, mais le tout est très timide, bien qu’au final elle soit relativement agréable. Manque de caractère, trop mince, mais correcte.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle @ Dean’s Birthday tasting, courtesy of worldbeertaste. So I have big problems with this beer. Brewer clearly states this is an IPA, but it’s not. It pours a clear amber beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma of caramel, wett grass and virtually no hops. Flavor has nothing to do with an IPA whatsoever, it’s really sweet and watery. Quite bad beer, could have gotten more points if it was labeled differently.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (4009) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s Birthday Tasting, August 2013. Poured a clear medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma is weak malt leading to a weak bitter flavour with a malty metallic palate. An average bitter. Tastes better in bottles.

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