Brewed by Charles Wells (Marston’s)
Style: Bitter
Bedford, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.62/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Produced for the North American market.
Production moved from Fountain to John Smiths in December 2004, then to Bedford in late 2011 following the acquisition of the McEwan’s and Younger’s brands by Wells & Youngs from Heineken.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - JUL 18, 2004
After being disappointed at not finding this on tap as advertised, I tasted the bottle. Well balanced aroma with, of course, the hops predominant. Hoopy, clean taste with a nice hopos aftertaste. Failed my one minute head retention trial.

Palme (4807) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2016
On tap @ The Dublin, Copen. A clear ish deep amber looking one, a nice medium sized beige lacing head. Sweet thin caramel aroma, some fruity elements. Quite mild I would definitely say. Really needed a beer now, so I guess anything would be just fine, but it’s not bad tasting. A thin light oily feeling in the mouth and a high carbonation level. Soft fruity, some strawberries and then caramel. No IPA at all, but it did the job just fine cause thirsty as heck I am. 01.05.2014

hauxe (752) - Butzbach, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
Rated from old notes. Starts off like a light British bitter, sweetens inexorably, until halfway through you feel like your drinking a flat soda with strong caramel notes. Unpleasant. Avoid this mess.

mrol (327) - - JUN 25, 2015
Red-orange-brown beer. Malty with caramel and roasted notes. Terrible smell and taste. Never more

slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
"not a huge fan of this one. i bought it out of respect for their scottish ale, which i like, but this one fell pretty flat. tame for an "ipa" by any sane person’s standards, boring to most."

Metalchopz (3384) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 15, 2012
Originally rated June 2004. 500ml can. Redish-brown with a nice lasting bubbly head. Very little aroma, very light carbonation. Bitter caramel taste with a smooth metallic finish. Like other mentioned, hard to take it as an IPA (more like an "English Brown Ale").

gramity (1664) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2011
Pours a surprisingly brownish color with a little bit of a head that quickly goes away. Aroma is weak and hard to pin down... Taste is a bit watery. Floral and nut flavors come through (weakly) followed by a bit of acid and a little hoppy bitterness. It feels like an IPA light or something.

Rasmus40 (20632) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2011
Clear amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter. A bit light bodied. More sweet than bitter. 241004

Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - JAN 27, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2011 Absolutely the WORST IPA I have ever had. True, I was taking a chance with an IPA from Scotland. Chances are it was brewed when I was in grad school. Nose - that nauseating smell you got as a kid, going through your parents’ or grandparents’ liquor cabinet. Finish, cloyingly sweet. No bitterness, no flavor other than stale bay rum. Let me add - this dirtwater was drainpour. I would rather drink Bud, Coors or MGD than this shit.

angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 10, 2010
A fairly average ale. Can’t really remember it but I did not think it was great.

jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
I thought this beer was a little flat and tasteless. Pour is amber. Nose and taste is just not really there. Some citrus and spruce. Light caramels. Rated 11/22/02

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