Brewed by Greene King
Style: Bitter
Bury St. Edmunds, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 441   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
A perfectly balanced award winning beer, characterised by its hoppy taste and aroma that comes from the use of Challenger and First Gold hops which are combined with pale and crystal malts.

500ml bottles and cans: Filtered.
Website: www.greenekingipa.co.uk
Bottles have been sterile filtered since May 2006.

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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2005
Amazing this thing even gets an average of 1 or better. Lots of rotten skunk and nothing else going on with this. Might be the quickest drainpour ever.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2005
Can from Pailhead. What a dissapointment. Medium amber colored. Lacking in aroma, flavor and palate. Complete absence of malt or hop. Poor effort.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
Pailhead (6527) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Can: Smells like rotten applesauce with some light caramel. Pours and orangish-amber with a small soapy white head. Virtually no initial flavor. Has a real bad metallic apple hop finish. Absolutely awful and the lone downer in an otherwise very good night of tasting. I would prefer to drink Cave Creek Chili Beer if that gives anyone an idea of how much I dislike this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansk (12) - Fakse Ladeplads, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2005
This is surely an IPA from the motherland of IPAs sorry to say but Brckhouses IPA is still the best ive ever tastet. But a complex taste a bit of hops but not enough the bitternes is fine but flavour and aroma isnt. Low alkohol (3,6%) and that gives it a thin watery taste. The aftertaste is like a Carlsberg (and thats not a comliment)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Cask--Oh how a name can fool you. I wasnt expecting a ruination, but at least something with the flavor and aroma of hops would be nice, instead of just being used as a preservative. bland and boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
ALLOVATE (2958) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2005
Expected a lot more from a beer that rapidly grew to fame after Greene King lied about its apparent awards at the GBBF. Tasted from the bottle and can, and disappointed either way, it poured a beautiful auburn copper body, with little to no head. It looked like a pint of cola beer soda. Tangy, fruity hop and mildly sweet malty aroma. In the mouth, a sharp hop bite and watery mouth feel preceded burnt toffee, candy sugar sweetness, floral hop mid-palate and a short-lived, bitter swallow. If it wasnt watery thin and subtle in flavour, it may be a decent beer. But, alas another bog standard macro bitter, when it comes to bottling. Sales, I guess!!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 26, 2005
can / weird! i just had a ruddles county before this and this reminds me of it, but with a weird ginger cola thing going. spicy, sweet, and grassy. weird, weird, weird...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 23, 2005
Why, oh why do british brewers insist on clear glass bottles? Slightly skunky aroma, reminded me of American lagers actually. Very light hints of crystal malts, not much in the hop department. Thin body doesnt help much. Very disappointing for something labeled an IPA in such an eye catching bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2005
on tap in London. The english IPA are definatly much caller then the Americans. But id rather take harsh,bitter,evil,overhopped beer then boring

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2005
Disappointing lightweight English IPA from a brewer that can do a lot better. It poured a plummy brown colour with a thin head. The nose is rich and inviting, with hints of treacle toffee and dark rum. The skinny palate is where it falls down. Its far too thin for an IPA. The abv is also too low for the style. It has some light hoppiness and a dry finish. An easy quaffer but unsatisfying. (Can)

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