Southampton IPA - Southampton Publick House
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Reviews by froggyfrog:
2.68/5 rDev -26%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
12 oz bottle served in a substantial glass pint.
A: Clear amber in color with a giant soapy white head. Lively carbonation.
S: Malty aroma with a strong noble-type hop presence. Some peppery spiciness.
T: Spicy hops and light caramel malt with a very light phenolic (plastic) flavor.
MF: Somewhat slick across the palate. No burn from either hops or alcohol.
D: Drinks like a lighter version of a brown ale. Filling.
Overall: The brewer promises more 'balance' on the label when compared to other IPA examples. But I feel that even for an English-style IPA this offering leans too heavily on the malt. The beer is brewed with English malts and the base malt makes a very strong contribution to the flavor profile. The beer is brewed with 'a blend of five hops' which I would assume are also largely of English-descent. The spiciness of the brew suggests Fuggles and/or Challenger hops. But the overall impression I get from this beer is that of a malty continental amber ale or lager.
Thanks to BrooHa for this extra in a recent trade.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2008 06:01:26 | More by froggyfrog
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