Brewed by St Peters (UK)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Bungay, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 624   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
"India Pale Ale has a golden to copper colour with a medium maltiness and body."
Ingredients: Suffolk-grown First Gold hops and Suffolk malt.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jackl (8215) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Amber color with minimal head. Weighty at 5.5% abv, but this IPA doesn’t pack much of a punch. Some mild hops and light sweetness, but flavour is less than 3-dimensional. Average, boring.

The_Osprey (8222) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2017
August 2017 - Beautifully shaped 500ml bottle at home in Richmond as ’St Peters India Pale Ale’, 5.5%, BB May 2018. Pours a brilliant amber, sparkling with a dense creamy beige head. Aroma is bread, Irn Bru, orange sweets. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is woody, astringent British hops, faint notes of orange, supporting bready malt, finishes with more woody spice, assertive astringency. It’s an old fashioned British hoppy beer. Possibly a dying breed. Quite tasty if you like this sort of beer. Really surprised to see reviews here stating that this beer is bland, ’not hoppy’ or ’not bitter’ enough. I fail to see how someone could drink this and think that. (6-4-6-4-14=3.4)

GemmeDeReve (119) - FRANCE - JUL 16, 2017
Bière ambrée avec un voile de mousse, un nez de grillé, pas le même houblon que sur l’ipa traditionnel, au goût, une amertume assez désagréable pas du tout comme on a l’habitude, bière qui ressemble bcp à une anglaise, le palais est assez liquide mais l’amertume fumée est trop présente et donne un goût que je n’apprécie pas, dommage la bière est présentée dans une belle bouteille de 50cl qui ressemble à une flasque de whisky

nybol (2249) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2017
Der er lidt pilsner lugt over den, men ellers en syrlig smag som også findes i en pilsner. Humlen fra IPA’en breder sig dog hurtigt i munden, uden dog helt at slippe den lidt underlige for en IPA, pilsnersmag

bohitomi (11) - - JUL 10, 2017
Caramel taste. Caramel smell. But its not sweet. Bitter aftertaste. Feels like almost a stout beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

SimonBlok (629) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2017 50cl bottle with my housemate. Appearance: clear pale straw with medium white head. Aroma: grains, some fruits and quite a lot of a foul, bittery smell that I can’t identify. Taste: medium sweetness and high bitterness. Notes of yeast, grains, raisins and burnt plastic. Palate: medium bodied, watery texture and medium carbonation. Well, I’ll never drink this again. That’s for sure.

Rubin77 (2252) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 3, 2017
F: big, light tan, good retention. C: deep gold, clear. A: malty, light fruity, caramel, toast, citrus. T: malty, fruity, toasted tones, orange, light grapefruits bitterness on the palate, medium to full body, medium carbonation, more bitter than IPA but not bad, 0,5l bottle from Waitrose in Canary Wharf, London.

cirob (9) - Marano di Napoli, ITALY - MAY 28, 2017 does not count
Salve, ho provato questa birra ad una degustazione: la bottiglia si presenta in formato da 50 cl, di forma insolita per i nostri tempi (infatti è prodotta secondo il metodo e lo stile delle vecchie IPA). Nel bicchiere la birra ha una schiuma quasi assente e poco persistente di colore bianco, il colore della birra è altrettanto particolare, giallo ocra quasi ambrato. Al naso si possono percepire sentori agrumati del luppolo, ma anche di "pezza bagnata" e sfumature dolci che vanno sul cracker/pane fresco., ha una buona intensità olfattiva... In bocca ha un entrata leggera, un corpo non eccessivamente pesante, ritorna l’agrumato, esce anche il balsamico, ma si sente di più la dolcezza data dal malto, si conclude con una certa persistenza amaricante. E’ una IPA sui generis rispetto a quelle odierne, molto più spinte, mentre questa è più bilanciata, arrivando a far uscire fuori delle note dolci, poco riscontrabili nelle moderne IPA.

thepatrickman (1367) - Jevington, East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2017
This is the beer equivalent of a person in the witness protection program. Of Kenny G. Of that person from school who didn’t cause any trouble but also wasn’t funny or interesting. It’s so bland and unassertive that it actually becomes offensive.

The first sign is probably in its assertion on the bottle that IPA has "a medium maltiness." Right there you know you’re in for trouble. But then, surprisingly, it’s not cloying or malty but rather immensely bland. There’s some faint malt, a baby’s breath of hops at the end, and then... nothing. It’s fine. It’s alright. It beats water. But it doesn’t really taste like much, and it’s nowhere close to an IPA.

But, in its defense, it has a cool bottle. So, points for that.

thanatosti (1738) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2017
50 cl. bottle @ home, gift from my family. Clear amber with a very thin white head. Grainy earthy aroma with some caramel and faint hops. Bitter taste. Almost a lager in aroma and mouthfeel or maybe a bitter. Even for an English IPA it’s really low on hops. Not bad though,nicely balanced.

bartlebier (4032) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2017
500ml bbMAR18, Waitrose Hull. - A very distinctively earthy bitter, boldly earthy-bitter like oversteeped black tea down to the lingering finish. Earthy caramel nose, wet dirtfloor, animal sweat. A rare metallic, rusty iron layer in flavour permeates the dried out, woody caramel - a prickpoint of honey and cocoa powder before that deep herbal, green walnut peel bitterness sets in, not in a fruity&flowery way IPA has become popular. Harshish, an odd one out in this interesting regional brewery’s output.

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