Southampton Burton IPA - Southampton Publick House

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Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Burton IPA

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Reviews: 44
Hads: 205
Avg: 3.59
pDev: 25.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 26 | 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 justintcoons
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Hazy brownish amber with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation.

Biscuit, toffee, butterscotch and grapefruit.

Grapefruit juice with splashes of pineapple and mango. Biscuity malts with a restrained toffee sweetness. Finishes lightly fruity with an earthy bitterness.

Medium bodied, smooth, clean and refreshing.

Very balanced and easy drinking. A competent English IPA.

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Photo of vkv822
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip

Pours burnt-orange with a thick, foamy off white head. Good retention, leaves nice lacing.

Toasty, toffee and caramel malts, with floral, lightly fruity hops in both the nose and taste.

Medium+ body, with mild, foamy carbonation.

An enjoyable English IPA. The taste was just a bit one dimensional in my opinion, but I would be willing to have another of these sometime.

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Photo of micromaniac129
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
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

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of Amalak
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.42/5  rDev +23.1%
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.


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Photo of Jimmys
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into Hardywood Park tulip. no bottled on date.

A: hazy caramel hued body. head is slightly off-white and frothy. retention is good with very good lacing.

S: caramel aroma. fruity. kinda smells like apple juice. perhaps acetaldehyde? a little bit of herbal bitterness, but nothing substantial.

T: slight bitterness throughout. a earthy hop flavor goes along with it. sweet grain provides backbone, but no more than your typical american IPA.

M: moderate carb on a medium body.

D: i feel like this example may not have been the freshest, but it is a shame when there is no bottle conditioning to let the customer know! the acetaldehyde in the nose definitely threw me off as i felt some late kettle, or even dry hopping, additions would have really helped this brew out. not a great example of a not so great style to begin with.

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Photo of IronLover
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy bronze-gold color with just a thin cap of off-white head that had no retention or lacing.

The aroma was very nice, good, earthy malts and nicely gentle hops that provided a nice contrast. The flavors were also very good, those same earthy malts were fuller and the hops a bit crisper. The beer was very nicely balanced, and had a dry finish.

The body was smooth, even and well balanced. Drinkability was excellent, I could easily drink these all afternoon. Overall, a very nice take on the style. This is a must try if you see it.

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Photo of acevenom
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

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Photo of dugit57
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
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!

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Photo of tone77
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some hops are present. Taste is bitter, some piney hops, a bit of malts, not a lot of flavor other than bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall I found this to be a mediocre beer.

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Photo of Gmann
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
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

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Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that gradually died down, but never completely faded away and left a thin head covering the surface along with some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of minerals in the nose (similar to what you would expect from a glass of Perrier). Notes of caramel malts become evident as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has light flavors of minerals along with some hints of caramel malts (the latter becomes stronger as the beer warms up). It is accompanied by a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is easy to drink but seems like it could use a little more malts and a little less minerals.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

Poured a clear copper color, with a small cap of white head. Aroma of bready malts, dull distant hops. fears of a malt-heavy IPA were confirmed on the taste. Toasty grains, nutshells, mild leafy and earthy hops. Fairly and smooth for the style, but not very flavorful or balanced. Solid overall but nothing tremendous. Aka, a British-style ale.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of Kendo
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is light in appearance - golden-amber in color with a small whitish head. Some random splotches of lace.

S: There's really no nose here - a touch of bready malt is it, but I've gotta stick half my face in the glass to even discern that.

T: First impression is more about the feel than the taste - there's a buttery slickness to it, perhaps diacetyl? Some sweet, toffee-like malt with an ever-so-faint bitterness - more floral hops with a touch of lemon - than anything - in the aftertaste. Tea-like in some ways.

M: As noted above, it's slick. Carbonation appears light (i.e., I see no bubbles until the glass is agitated), but I get a bit of creamy carbonation towards the back of the sip.

O: This is only OK by me. I've generally been pretty happy with Southampton's beers, but this one leaves me a little flat. I had a Middle Ages English IPA right before this one, and that one may have had an impact on how I viewed this one, as it was more American in style, and I liked it better.

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Southampton Burton IPA from Southampton Publick House
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