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Southampton Burton IPA - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Burton IPA

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Reviews: 44
Hads: 203
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 9.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Kendo on 04-27-2012

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.42/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

RJT (395 characters)

Photo of scootny
4.15/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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. (1,186 characters)

Photo of fx20736
4.1/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

notes: (432 characters)

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (340 characters)

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

There's not much in terms of its aroma, but it does have a wonderfully balanced flavor for an IPA. Overall, it's a very crisp and very refreshing IPA. (151 characters)

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 (460 characters)

Photo of dugit57
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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! (372 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (1,014 characters)

Photo of IronLover
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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. (495 characters)

Photo of nickfl
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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. (517 characters)

Photo of sulldaddy
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (633 characters)

Photo of bump8628
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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. (396 characters)

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,050 characters)

Photo of micromaniac129
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours with an amber color, crystal clear with desent carbonation. The head is smallish and white leaving some lacing. Aroma is mostly malt based with hints of hops and minerals. Taste is really good. Balance malts and hops that have a bitter and sweet aspect, sweet and sour. A very good EIPA (292 characters)

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/23/2013. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, pear, floral, caramel, toast, bread, grass, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; with fairly weak strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, floral, pine, grass, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, caramel, brown bread, toast, pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of hop and malt flavors with light yeast fruitiness; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good English IPA style. Nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,280 characters)

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium gold beer with a big head. not quite clear, some lace trailed down the glass. Citric and floral and relatively plush-feeling. Sweetness and bitterness in harmony. Nice balance between the warm malts and gentle hops - bitterness is mild and weighed against the fruitness. (277 characters)

Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A. It has a pale bronze color. Fairly see-through. Lots of little bubbles coming up the side. It has a nice white foamy head and some good lacing.

S. It has a good scent of hops.

T. There's a sweet dark fruit grape taste to it. A bit of a watermelon taste., perhaps. Some hop flavor.

M. It has a tart aftertaste and a bit of a hoppy bite.

O. Nice and flavorful. Nothing that really jumps outs except that it is a fruity IPA. (430 characters)

Photo of acevenom
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours clear golden with a white head and plentiful streaming bubbles. The head dissipates slowly as expected with this style. The aroma is a nice blend of sweet and bready malts with some earthy and citrus hops. The malt brings a toasted bread flavor with back end earthy bitterness from the hops. There is some citrus in the flavor as well, but this is mild. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is high. This is a good beer that is solid and true to style. (529 characters)

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light golden orange amber. One finger fine white head with good retention and lacing. Looks good. Light aroma of pineapple and light caramel malt, not much hops present. Flavor is mild bready and light toasted malt, light citrus hops, low key, but well integrated. Mild citrus and hop aftertaste. The citrus has a mild astringent effect that slightly marrs the flavor. A bit of pleasant earthy spiciness developed in the finish as the beer warmed. Medium bodied. A mild English style ale that may well be true to style; unfortunately I've never had the chance to try a try early 20th century IPA, but this seems like it would be in character. (688 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass a clear light golden with a creamy-like thin top that did last through the duration of me drinking it.Aromas of biscuit malt,toast,and faint mineral with not much hop presence,still not bad for the style it is.Toasted grain and caramel toffee flavors with more of that light mineral element in the finish,again just a light leafy hops presence.You know for what it is it's not bad,don't expect a big hopped up IPA,it's not supposed to be. (472 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
3.67/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle from CJ's Syracuse NY for 2.75$

Appearance - Clearcopper colour with an average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, grassy notes, light grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and hops. There is also some very faint grapefruit, a grassiness, and something along the lines of apricots. It ends with a mildly hopped aftertaste with lots of sweet caramel flavour.

Overall – A nice EIPA. I'm a much bigger fan of the American IPA, but this is still a tasty beer. Not something I'd rush out to buy more of, but still nice to have tried. (757 characters)

Photo of Gmann
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale copper color with a small off-white head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma has an apricot, light tropical fruit hop aroma that is associated with British ales. Some minerals detected. There is an overall toffee like sweetness.

The taste is of malty brown bread and scorched caramel. Slightly buttery. There is some mineral notes but not as apparent as the traditional burton on trent EPA/EIPA. The hops have an apricot flavor and are grassy and peppery.

The feel is moderate with fizzy carbonation. More sweet on the palate than bitter. Bit surprised that this is 6.5% ABV, can't tell.

Not my favorite style by a long shot but Southampton did a good job replicating an EPA/EIPA (708 characters)

Photo of DrDemento456
3.62/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the few beers I have left from my Halftime beverage order. Poured into a pint glass.

A - A very dirty amber brown with tons of carbonation bubbles feeding the 1/4 inch of head that pulls back to a sticky lace ring.
S - May be old but I am not getting much hop wise from the nose. Just some teabag like malts and a bit of gram cracker sweetness.
T - Not bad it's not overly hoppy and doesn't seem to have much herbal tea edge either. Just mild somewhat boring bitterness mixed with sweet and crystal malts.
M - medium bodied has a bit of a muddled base. Could be better.

Overall whats the difference between this and their regular IPA? Maybe it's just the medium/thicker body that impairs drink ability but to me they taste exactly the same... (752 characters)

Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy medium brass hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured sharp grassy hops and a touch if diactyl.

The taste was earthy and herbal with a moderate dosage of caramel malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall an enjoyable malt forward IPA. (335 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very thin head but nice lacing on a orange golden body. Very woody, mostly cedar and also very nutty with toasted bread and malts fr aroma. Flavors of English malt and yeast, very toasty buscuity and nutty but lightly hopped with an abrupt finish with the flavor being cut off immediately. Medium body and moderate carbonation, a little oily. The English character is excellent. Needs more hops even for the style it is under hopped. (433 characters)

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Southampton Burton IPA from Southampton Publick House
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.