Southampton Burton IPA - Southampton Publick House
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4.43/5 rDev +26.9%
Southampton Burton IPA has a medium, off-white head and a mostly clear, bubbly, reddish-gold appearance, with a good amount of thick lacing left on the glass. There is a rich, roasted, malty aroma and a moderately hoppy, malty flavor, with hints of caramel and toffee. The mouthfeel is medium and Southampton Burton IPA finishes wet, refreshing, and very tasty. Overall, this is excellent.
11-06-2012 18:49:16 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.16/5 rDev +19.2%
I'm pouring this into a plastic cup and it looks way too good for a plastic cup. Clear golden orange amber with a pure white head that has a good size and healthy retention. Beer stays covered all the way down. Nose suffers from the vessel but still has a delightful olfactory presence. Excellent malt presence and superb balance of caramel and grains. Hops are earthy and firm giving a mellower take on the American IPA signature while remaining quite hoppy. Taste is something that seems requires sophistication given the markedly different style British IPA are from American. The malt is lovely and multilayered with breads lightly toasted, light caramel sweetness, a mild English yeast fruitiness, covered by strong hops. Hops are earthy, (Fuggles I think) with a resiny oiliness that lingers cleanly. Some biscuit on the palate that makes me think Maris Otter malt as well. Feel is crisp with an exceptionally drinkable weight. Carbonation is lively keeping it delightful on the tongue. This is a great beer that seems to be lost on a Neanderthal expectation of hops smakdown in a style that doesn't warrant it. It's hoppy while being decidedly reserved in the British tradition.
08-05-2014 23:30:09 | More by scootny
4.1/5 rDev +17.5%
poured from a 12 oz bottle into a nonic, served at fridge temp.
appearance: hazy, honey colored beer with vigorous carbonation. Thin, offwhite head. perfunctory lacing.
aroma: amazing yeast aroma like baking home made white bread. mild, earthy hop funkiness.
, spicy. a touch of peaches and pears at the end.
mouthfeel: good, medium.
taste: crystal malty with a broad, complex hop bill that is citric, herbal and spicy.
03-16-2013 05:18:41 | More by fx20736
4/5 rDev +14.6%
This is a faithful recreation of the original India pale ale that started it all. Not the hop bomb that has become the accepted version. A well balanced, strong drinkable ale. Alcohol is 6.5%.
Pours a nice pale copper with a decent head. I remember drinking
an original IPA as an 18 yo many years ago and thinking "what a bitter useless beer". Boy how times have changed!
07-21-2012 14:54:47 | More by dugit57
4/5 rDev +14.6%
12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.
L - clear copper color with a white head that thinned out while leaving a good amount of lacing behind.
S - flowers, citrus rind, earth and bread.
T - everything in the aroma with a nice dose of bittnerness on the finish.
F - medium bodied with a smooth feel.
O - good example of the style.
05-20-2012 00:43:45 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
3.99/5 rDev +14.3%
Appearance: amber; effervescent; medium off-white frothy head, long lasting, decent lacing
Smell: biscuity malt; orange peel; some piney notes
Taste: juicy malt with a quick bite of citrusy hops; finishes slightly dry with a lingering grapefruit dryness
Mouthfeel: creamy; medium bodied; added minerals noticeable while drinking
Remarks: very smooth and balanced; not in your face hop bite, but enough to know it's an IPA without overwhelming the maltiness
12-03-2013 01:04:37 | More by IchLiebeBier
3.98/5 rDev +14%
Pale orange in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a short white foam that reduced to a wispy, soapy cap that left sheets of sticky lacings on the glass. Resinous pine and ripe citrus orange hop aromas with sweet caramel malt in the background. Creamy smooth feel with rich carbonation. Pine hop flavors are dominant throughout. Ripe citrus orange and pungent floral hop flavors up front and thru the middle with a sweet caramel malt bacbone. Finishes with a lingering pine hop bitterness.
10-10-2012 23:16:26 | More by IronLover
3.94/5 rDev +12.9%
Poured into a Shiner Bock pint glass. No freshness date. I'm honored to be only the second person to review this.
A- Pours a light copper color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a light sheet of surface foam. Below-average lacing.
S- Nice hop nose with a good amount of malt sweetness to back it up. Somewhat citrusy and floral but stays on the earthy side just as well to maintain good balance.
T- The taste is more malt heavy, actually reminding me of something closer to a strong pale ale rather than an IPA. Slight metallic taste along with a lingering bitterness that's not all that pleasant. As the palate starts to even out the flavors, the drinkability goes up but the vibrancy remains neutral. Just not what one would expect from the delightful nose.
M- A bit dry and sharp. Medium carbonation and a body that leans more toward the full side of things.
O- Pretty good, but didn't meet my expectations which were quite high.
05-10-2012 20:53:24 | More by Immortale25
3.9/5 rDev +11.7%
A - Small head of white foam on top of a hazy copper body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves light lace.
S - Fruity yeast with notes of plum and red apple as well as lightly herbal hops.
T - Caramel and red apple up front with notes of licorice, plum and cinnamon in the middle. Finishes with spicy hops and licorice yeast character.
M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation and a slightly sweet finish.
D - Nicely done, a little lacking in the hop character but otherwise quite appropriately British.
02-23-2013 19:08:16 | More by nickfl
3.89/5 rDev +11.5%
I am sampling a cellar temp 12 oz bottle poured into a mug. the beer pours a clear copper hue with a 2 cm dense creamy eggshell white head.
Aroma is a bit of caramel and some grassy and spicy hops. Not a huge nose but appealing.
First sip reveals an average body with medium carbonation and a soft smooth texture.
Flavor is caramel and grainy malt up front then some spicy hops and a bit of a dry chalky note on the finish.
No hints of alcohol and certainly not an american IPA. This is a well balanced beer. I find it enjoyable and extremely easy to drink. Well made just dont expect to get hop smacked and you wont be disappointed.
05-08-2014 04:03:43 | More by sulldaddy
3.88/5 rDev +11.2%
Tawny amber with a slight haziness. A definite mineral edge pops out first followed by a warm biscuit and sourdough maltiness. Hops give some peachy fruitiness along with some herbal and woody notes. Bitterness is sharp, accentuated by the mineral qualities. Very enjoyable for what it is, which is a great attempt at an historical style. Don't expect a modern IPA and you won't be dissappointed.
05-29-2013 23:17:18 | More by bump8628
3.85/5 rDev +10.3%
An attempt to recreate the traditional Burton IPA, which is believed to be the first IPA brewed back in the early 1800s. They added minerals to the water in an attempt to replicated the water used at Burton-on-Trent when this style was first brewed. Since I'm reading Mitch Steele's IPA book which covers the evolution of the IPA, I was very interested to try this beer.
Pours a deep copper color which is more true to the modern IPA. I was expecting the color to be much lighter as the Burton IPAs were described to be.
Nose is malty with some faint hops
Taste is sweet, malty, with toffee & caramel notes. Some nice earthy hop bitterness on the way down. Definitely has the English IPA characteristics, very balanced, not hop forward like your American IPA.
Not sure how this compares to the original Burton IPA, but the taste is close to what I expected after reading about them. Seek this one out if you want to see what the classic Burton IPA was like. However, don't expect it to be anything like the American IPA we have all come to love.
12-16-2012 23:40:14 | More by FLBeerGuy
Southampton Burton IPA from Southampton Publick House
80 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.