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


on tap


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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle; Pasteurised.
A pasteurised higher abv export version of the regular cask beer. Available in cans and plastic bottles.
Rich, full flavoured ale and notably dry.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
hstreet (71) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 7, 2013
A pretty crappy IPA. No carbination, No head, and bareley any lacing. Overall a pretty junk brew. Waste of time IMO. Thanks wells!

ChadPoole (478) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2016
Pours dark copper with a small white head. Aroma is malts up front with some hops in the background. Taste is malt, carmel and biscuit, more like a red lager than an ipa. Very disappointing.

Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 6, 2016
Clear, slight veil, dark amber color with dense activity. Slightly creamy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with moderate legs. Flavors of sweet grains, barley, caramel, lemon, apples, faint molasses and nutmeg, ginger, peppercorn, and herbal spices. Slick medium body with crispy carbonation. Cereal and biscuit feel, moderate sugars, slightly syrupy, quite bitter and almost sour end. Medium strength finish, long and coating, a dash of grassy, almost earthy and thick leafy, floral hops. Slowly dissipates into a grainy toffee malty feel. Bloody well done. Very sharp and citrusy at first, but slowly numbs the tongue in sweetness. English IPA are very coarse, so this one is well represented, but the intensity is great. Good flavors, pretty well balanced, and decent freshness. Overall very good quality craft.

BrewWhatIWant (212) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2016
Pours red with a decent off white head. Aroma is malty. Taste is mild. Hints of malt, caramel and a light spicy English hop quality. Mouthfeel is pretty creamy. It is surprisingly light. Doesn’t really seem like an IPA, I would say it’s a bitter or special bitter at most and very much in the English style. All in all not bad if you go in expecting this.

Brettsky06 (444) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 27, 2016
Pours an amber color. Bit of a caramel aroma. Taste is more malty than anything. Definitely not a fan of this one

dfearnley (2142) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
Can to shaker Consummation: Biscuit, bread, red bell pepper, with a skunky end Adjunct: Sweet corn and straw aroma; clear light amber with no head.

sawyerpc15 (128) - Bowser, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 12, 2016
Good Amber ale that I got on sale. Smooth and not quite as flavourful as some of my Favorite ales.

Gluepot (640) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2015
Sweet malt/biscuit malt nose. Slightly more hops and biscuit malt taste than standard Canadian mass produced ales ( or Keith’s IPA which is actually a weak ale). I will finish this can, as opposed to many of its domestic Ontario rivals. (Amending my report - I couldn’t finish it.)

futre7 (238) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JUN 9, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 Interesting. I think this is JUST an export beer. Indeed it seems Ontario is the main recipient judging by the other reviews. The version I got was Well’s IPA ..not the Eagle version. But since I can’t review that one I assume this is the same. One obvious point is that it does not taste like an IPA at all. The head is thick and reminiscent of a good bitter from England. The nose is liquorice and malt but is not overly obvious. Colour is dark brown and copper The flavour is not heavy. Indeed this is almost a mild ....apart from the light carbonation and 5% of course. Unspectacular beers like this are not meant for consumption in cans. They are meant to be drunk on draught and at a lower %. The light,dry flavoured cask ale is meant to be consumed over a long period of time and is moreish. The canned version is overly strong and misses the mark a little. It’s not bad...it’s just not a memorable ale.

GraffitiVandal (150) - Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2015
ENG: 500ml can from Liquor Mart in Winnipeg, poured into the tulip. A bit hazy amber - copper color with very nice thick tan head and a lot of lacing. Aromas are quite bad - a lot of wet cardboard, plus acidic and a bit malty, feels more like bad eurolagers in my opinion. Also the taste is too malty, but also lemon, a bit caramel, sweet. I can’t feel any hops, or bitterness. Maaaybe far in the background there might be some hoppy flavor but barely distinguishable. Aftertaste is a bit soury, but also almost unnoticeable. Low to medium carbonation and low body, a bit watery. Overall it could be good lager (skipping the poor aromas), a bit malty with lemon notes, quite refreshing (but also a bit too watery), but definitely not an IPA.

PL: Puszka 500ml kupiona w Liquor Mart w Winnipeg, przelana do kieliszka. Nieco mętna, miedziana barwa z bardzo ładną, jasną, gęstą pianą i sporym lejsingiem. Aromaty niestety nieciekawe - dużo mokrego kartonu, plus kwasów, nieco słodowe, przypominające kiepskie eurolagery. Także w <smaku mocno słodowe, cytrynowe, nieco karmelowe, słodkawe. Nie bardzo wyczuwam tu jakikolwiek chmiel, lub goryczkę. Może gdzieś daleko w tle da się wyczuć jakiś chmiel, może. W posmaku nieco kwaśne, ale ogólnie ledwo wyczuwalne. Niskie do średniego nasycenie, niskie odczucie w ustach, nieco wodniste. Podsumowując mógłby to być nawet dobry lager (pomijając te kiepskie aromaty), nieco słodowy z nutami cytrynowymi, nawet orzeżwiający (choć zbyt wodnisty), ale zdecydowanie nie można nazwać tego piwa IPA.

Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2015 Can into IPA glass. Pours a clear copper colour with off white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is malty and earthy from the hops. Taste is pleasantly bitter with enough malt to back it up. Good beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

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