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Brewed by Meantime (Asahi)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Greenwich, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
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RATINGS: 952   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned. Also available on keg (filtered but not pasteurised).
Meantime are Britains only brewers of authentic India Pale Ale. Small batch production allows us to apply the attention to detail and care we require to produce an authentic IPA especially for you. Pound upon pound of Fuggles & Goldings hops are needed to enable us to achieve the dry hopping rates necessary to recreate this great beer style. Enjoy with hot foods and spicy friends, or vice versa.

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3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kiapepito (110) - Port Angeles, Washington, USA - SEP 19, 2006
i like this one. it is of hazy amber color with much hops to it. has a fruit taste to it as well. i really enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 19, 2006
Like others had no pressure when pulling the cork... Seems like a pretty big mess up for a brewery to not do a propery secondary carbonation. Aroma is very fruity with light hops are caramel. Foggy amber with yellow highlights and not much of a staying head. Taste is very sugary for an IPA, almost tastes like light barleywine, heavy caramel and fruit, good but not a traditional IPA. Body has some carbonation but is lower then is should be for sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2006
Crisp orange-citrus-pine floral, earthy, spicey hop forward aroma with some honeylike malty sweetness. Clear copper coloured body is topped by a decent and lasting, off white head thats ticks to the sides of the glass. Orange-citrus-floral-pine hop flavours and moderate bitterness couple with underlying supporting biscuit and caramel malt base. Medium body with lively, lightly prickly carbonation that awakens the tastebuds. Sampled on tap at the brewpub in Glasgow (May-06).
Earlier Rating: 10/10/2005 Total Score: 2.7
Floral, earthy hop aroma. Clear pale copper coloured body with low, white, fully diminishing head. Floral and earthy hops are strong in the flavour also with some dough-like yeastiness. Medium light body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled at RBESG 2005.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 15, 2006
pulled the cork out and didnt any type of "pop".poured a pretty life-less body with not much head.aroma is full of malts and some "funk".flavor is malts and tiny bit of bitter hops.either this is a bad bottle or i paid way to much for this.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2006
750ml bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a thick white head. Very rich aroma, lots of malt and hops. Delivers on bitterness but not like the Double IPAs I have been drinking.Very creamy mouthfeel that made this wonderful. Hoppy finish, a bit dry but not badly so. Must have again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (2434) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Corked 750; the cork releases with barely a whisper to reveal a bit of sticky sediment around the bottle rim.

Pours a cloudy orange amber with a nice white head. The aroma is highly perfumed, with dust and hay and a decided malt richness. The flavor is lovely - very well balanced, with again those nice perfumy hops at sub-West-coast intensities allowing one to really enjoy the caramel malts and some yeasty notes that add a musty cellar complexity along with a hint of sourness. Plenty of orange in the flavor as well; these soft citrus tones (so different from some of the more aggressive c-hops) dominate the finish which is smoothed out by the sweet malts much as honey can smooth out a cup of tea. The mouthfeel too is smooth, very gently carbonated and without a hint of heat (I thought this was 5.5,% not 7.5%) or the sort of palate-killing abrassiveness of some big c-hop IPAs.

This is a very nice IPA, all the more different what for its divergence (and note that this is not a euphemism for "watering-down", but rather a genuine complement) from the typical west coast IPAs we get here. Ill definitely be picking up a bottle of this again from time to time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsniclas (7003) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2006
Hazy orange. Rather malty and dryish. Sweet with notes of marcipan. Fine bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
750 mll bottle, from Liquid Solutions - thanks Matt! Pours cloudy amber color with lots of floaties and a small beige head. Aroma is toasy, almost roasty, in the malts, lots of citrus hops - especially orange - with dusty notes. Nice interesting English IPA style, with toasty malts, floral hops and lots of citrus, bringing it a bit more in the west coast style. Medium body and very gentle carbonation. Pleasant and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2006
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, small white head. Aroma of fruity hops and caramel. Very smooth. Flavour is cooked vegetables, hops and fruits. Pleasant British IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7634) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc, mds & tupalev -- courtesy of the Michigan RB crew. Pours a hazy orange with a small diminishing white head. Aroma is sweet and hoppy with some spices and lots of fruit -- quite nice. Nice hoppy flavour with caramel malt, some fruit, spices, a little alcohol and an average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Good stuff, I really like this.


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