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


on tap

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RATINGS: 450   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
choochcat (5) - ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2002 does not count
one of the berst english ales when kept properly. A beautiful dark amber brew thats not really an IPA, but is a wonderfully pleasurable, intensely hoppy experience. Try it in East Anglia on tap, not from a bottle in New York, please!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2006
Pours dirty brass with a fast-fading thin head, no lace. Faint aroma of grapefruit hops and caramel. Taste is citrusy bitter against a backdrop of malt, caramel, chocolate, coffee and bitter herbs. Godd bitter aftertaste. Palate is solid with a nice full body and a dry finish that left me always wanting another sip.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AtronSeige (1489) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 24, 2013
Aroma: Honey, earthy, musty, bread, toffee, Appearance: Clear copper body, medium off-white head. Lacing. Flavour: Medium-light bitterness, Light sweetness. bread, fruity, medium finish Palate: Light body. Medium-high carbonation Overall: Definitely a good beer to introduce someone to IPA. Focusing on bitterness, but still very close to a Bitter. I like it! 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre! 14A. English IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
u3pyg (30) - BULGARIA - NOV 28, 2016
Poured from a pint bottle. Very refreshing and light. Slightly caramel with floral hop aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2002
Good stuff. The IPA bitter labelling kind of confuses me. Is it an IPA, or a bitter? It certainly tastes more like a bitter. The nose is very fruity, with some alcohol. Taste is malty, with traces of fruit and alcohol. Hops are mild and finish off the beer nicely. Carbonation is low, which I always enjoy, and altogether its a great beer. The taste is a little thin, which the mildness doesnt help, but seems to have some bady and depth. Very english.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andymccabe501 (5) - ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
got it on tap, a nice amber colour, a head that recedes a little too quickly. Quality out of the tap, but not from a can or bottle. Taste is a little weak/watery, but it does taste good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (6039) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2003
Caramel in colour, great dense head. Real fruity smell. Very light pub ale with fruity characteristics!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7761) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2003
Nice malty aroma - dark copper colored appearance. Medium head - with a fair amount of lacing. Flavor is a great balance of hops and malts. Great session ale - could see having several of these - goes down well - just the right amount of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beeracolyte (51) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 9, 2015
Puszka 0,5l kupiona w Intermarch. Po nalaniu doskonała, drobnopęcherzykowa, duża, biała piana. Piwo klarowne, barwy miedzianej, lekko bursztynowej. Kolor prawdopodobnie nadano poprzez użycie jakiegoś słodu melanoidynowego. Aromat znikomy, choć dość przyjemny. Lekko trawiasta nuta chmieli i karmelowość przypominająca ortodoksyjnego, angielskiego bittera. Piwo jest nisko nasycone. W smaku wyczuwalna żelazistość ale od chmielu. Smakowo jest to rzeczywiście klasyczne, brytyjskie IPA. Goryczka niska ale mamy wyraźny, gorzki finisz. Karmelowość przyjemnie dopełnia całość piwa. Wysoka pijalność dzięki niskiemu nasyceniu i niskiej, trawiastej goryczce. Piwo jest tanie więc naprawdę warto coś takiego wypić żeby dowiedzieć się smakuje większość piw dostępnych w angielskich pubach.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eczematic (1325) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2003 [on cask, white hoss, oxford] Even though this doesn't match up to my idea of an IPA, I really like it. It's just really pleasant, fresh and flowery, light and easy to drink (not in the sense of 'easy listening' - damn they dont have double inverted commas on brit keyboards). Not really very bitter but just bitter enough to be balanced. Slight walnutty malt character, and an earthy, fat floral finish. rer8: out of the can this is pretty bland but what did you expect. still ok, im leaving the original 3.5 for the cask cause it looks like this one can use all the support it can get round here.

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