Brewed at Marston’s

Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Holborn, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.87/5   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Available in 500ml bottles at Sainsbury’s supermarkets as part of their Taste The Difference range.
This traditional IPA has fresh aromas of white flowers and citrus with a clean bitter hop flavour. This classic India Pale Ale is made in Burton upon Trent, the home of British brewing. The recipe uses Fuggles, Goldings and Cascade hops and yeast from the Burton Union System, only used by the Marston’s Brewery in Burton. The famous Burton water is also used in the brewing process which helps give this ale its distinct flavour.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, - NOV 21, 2012
Looks and smells like most of the ales. Taste is not as bitter I would like it to be. There is a little more hops than in a typical super market lager, but othervise this goes to that gategory. Mostly boring, which is better than bad.

john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Bottle. Pale Amber in colour. Hoppy; bitter grassy hops. Fruity; citrus lemon. Malty; biscuity malts, buttery caramel. Bitter citrus hops dominate slight malts. Bitter hoppy finish. Slightly harsh with a rather medicinal taste. (2010-12)

Swaroga (2221) - Warszawa, POLAND - JAN 22, 2017
Long bitterness with herbal notes. Some skunk and grains in the meantime. Nothing to do with IPA.

MayumiH (1214) - - JAN 1, 2017
Bottle at home. Clear amber in colour. Bit on the malty side. Pretty bitter. Medium carbonation. Mild finish.

Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
Grapefruit aroma
Very bitter finish, long lasting

A good IPA. _______________________________

AshtonMcCobb (6605) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle from global retailer. Appearance - bright copper with a nice fluffy head. Nose - dirty yeast and sulphur note. Light toffee breaking through. Taste - toffee and biscuits. Palate - light to medium bodied with a crunchy texture and a dry astringent finish. Overall - can’t say this is a great example of the style. More like a badly executed bitter.

Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016
500ml bottle. It is malty, it is bitter, but smells a little strange and there is an unpleasant metallic taste to the bitter finish.

vipinvelp (4429) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
PINT tasting. Clear orange/yellow, small foam ring remaining. Little sulfur in aroma, starts of bitter, but fades away quickly. (Arnhem 201512)

olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
500ml bottle. pours a clear amber with thin white head. aroma is caramel, slightly nutty, grassy and malts. taste is grass, straw, a little sweet and brown bread. slightly chemical/tart finish.

Parmenion777 (297) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2016 Poured from 500ml bottle, clear amber with a thin white head. Big peppery hoppy aroma. Lacks body, watery with metallic taste. Bitter finish. Disappointing.

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Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
500ml Bottle from Sainsbury’s, New Mills, Derbyshire. An IPA is the old fashioned, moderately-hopped sense and all the weaker for it. Bland, watery and with a strange metallic finish. There’s a reason Marstons don’t have their name prominently on it.

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