Brewed by Phipps NBC
Style: Bitter
Northampton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 2.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottle conditioned.
Phipps IPA, brewed to an authentic 1930s recipe, is a golden beer relying solely on the pale ale malt in its grist for its colour. The classic blend of Goldings and Fuggles hops gives the characteristic English ale flavours to this full-bodied beer. The balance of bitterness and sweetness, allied to a smooth hoppy after-taste, creates a most drinkable pint.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grumbo (4128) - Ipswich, Suffolk, - AUG 12, 2017
Bottle, gift from Chris. Poured golden/orange with an average sized white head. Aroma of hop, malt, caramel, and fruit. Medium sweetness and moderate bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture and soft carbonation.

joshuajksmith (1) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2017 does not count
Have this at many pubs around Northamptonshire, to me, it has an oak aroma, with a taste of woody age. Could easily drink many a pint, may not be an IPA 100%, but it is a bloody good beer.

DanielBrown (4549) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2016
Cask at the Black Horse, Leicester. Didn’t go a bundle on this one. Light in the gob, but with a stinging dry cracker malt. Hops (what there are) are a bit forced and grass verge verging on bush. Average Bitter.

Mr_Pink_152 (5650) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2015
Tried at the three horseshoes Waddington. More a bitter than an IPA. Amber colour with an off white head. Aroma caramel malt. Taste light bitter.

Theydon_Bois (20929) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Cask at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15.
Clear light golden with a moderately appointed off white cap.
Nose is bready, pale malt, grain, cereal notes.
Taste comprises straw, caramel, light vanilla, grain, hint of melon.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
So very so.

mR_fr0g (13675) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Cask gravity at gbbf 2015 day 3. Clear golden coloured pour with a stodgy white head. Aroma is light caramel, diacetyl, vanilla. Grainy. Flavour us composed of English hop, light spicy. Hedgerow berry. Palate is light berry. Chalky, firm grassy rough bitterness. Little buttery.

cgarvieuk (26100) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2015
Cask at GBBF 2015.. Golden amber.. Soft sulphur vegative nide.. Herbal fruits.. Sift toffee

jmgreenuk (10147) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 15, 2015
Gravity cask at the Shirley Beer Festival 2015. Poured a clear straw colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is buttery malt, light hop. The flavour is moderate to light bitter with a smooth, light floral hop bitter palate. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

mariuszek (1498) - Gdynia, POLAND - NOV 20, 2014
On cask in Edge of Town, Northampton. Aroma of dark bread, cereals, some grassy hops. Tastes sweet and bready. Not too drinkable, quite heavy. Low bitterness. Do not come back for this pint.

niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
On cask at The Wheatsheaf, Dallington, Northampton on 16/9/14.

Cloudyish pour with white head. Very malty start but fruit comes through in the finish. OK.

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