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Greene King IPA Draught Bitter - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 17.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-09-2002)
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Reviews by salvo:
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4.58/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

At the Fisherman's Tavern in Broughty Ferry, a beautiful nitro poured pint of Greene King IPA arrived with a full inch of off-white velvety head over a glistening ruby-hinted auburn beer. The smells were delicate: mown hay and floral shop hops with honey.

Bitter is the first taste, but then the warm honey and biscuit malts assert themselves, falling away again into the background of earthy, grassy hops.

All this comes from the creamy head that leaves a lovely lip jacket under the nose, enveloping the olfactory sense with sweet and bitter grasses. Velvety smooth from almost invisible carbonation from the nitro. Mouthfeel is decadent; buttery.

Finishes long and slow, with lip-smacking flavors and textures. Again, the difference between nitro-tapping and bottling: these aren't even the same beer.

Serving type: nitro-tap

06-07-2011 19:28:56 | More by salvo
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07-26-2013 22:26:05 | More by tjdrewry
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Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +31.6%

05-24-2013 22:20:48 | More by hotsudge
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -5%

03-20-2013 22:36:11 | More by BGsWo22
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +17%

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Rhode Island

3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 6/26/2012 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI, served in a US pint glass.

A: The beer is a light coppery brown color, with a thin off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is faint but contains earthy hops, caramelized malts and some citrus.

T: The taste starts with a caramel, citrus and honey sweetness that is followed by a mild but pronounced hops bitterness. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice session beer to pound down for a long time.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2012 01:15:22 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-27-2012 03:43:47 | More by bottlerocket24
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

04-01-2012 10:41:06 | More by sneu
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3.7/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

green king IPA, is quality, best british IPA ive had so far in the UK,
very refreshing, smooth oatmeal /wheat notes, subtly sweet but stern in its corn and hops taste, just a well balanced solid and inviting beer. i can see why its so popular in this area.

i had multiple pints of this.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 01:12:09 | More by cervezango
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-21-2012 21:36:28 | More by samEBC
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12-16-2011 05:06:00 | More by fizzyted
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4/5  rDev +17%

11-30-2011 20:44:52 | More by kelvarnsen
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +17%

11-26-2011 23:57:05 | More by Rochefort10nh
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3.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a shaker pint glass at The Firkin.

It's been too long since my last cask-conditioned brew... This one pours a dark-ish bronze topped by a bit less than a finger of lightly off-white froth. The nose comprises light rye bread, caramel, grass, and flowers. The taste brings in much of the same, with the added bonus of a light nuttiness throughout. The body is a light medium, with a light carbonation and a pretty smooth feel. Overall, a nice li'l British brew, one that, especially thanks to the cask-conditioning, goes down far too easily for its own good. A nice session brew.

Serving type: cask

11-25-2011 03:16:33 | More by TMoney2591
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United Kingdom (England)

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint served in a shaker. One finger head which the beer retained well. Apple juice colour with a few small bubbles. Nice yeasty wheaty aroma. Tasted berries and wheat, nice balanced bitterness. Very full flavor, tasted like more than 3.6abv. Nice mouthfull, a pleasant suprise, great session beer.

Serving type: cask

11-07-2011 13:40:15 | More by jonb5
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3.93/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On cask at London Heathrow airport.

Pours a dark golden color with a thick, foamy head.

The nose has aromas reminiscent of Belgian malts. This breadiness pairs with aromas of fruity English hops.

Very light in the mouth - almost like water. Very little carbonation, it's so light, it's almost too light.

But the flavor makes up for all. Hoppy but not bitter, this ale has a sweet mouth with a dry finish. A slight biscuit flavor gives way to a tinge of rust.

This nicely balanced IPA is very drinkable, and among the best session IPAs I've had - US or England. It has the hoppiness to sustain the interest of the American hophead, without ever being overbearing. Recommended to all to find themselves with a long layover.

Serving type: cask

08-12-2011 12:26:54 | More by rinhaak
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3.35/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear copper orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retnetion. As the foam recedes, light lace is left behind.
S: Light floral, spicy, and grassy hops. Some caramel sweetness lingers.
T: Follows the nose. Some light floral hops and a lingering caramel sweetness.
M/D: A medium body, a low carbonation. Not nearly as clean and crsip as I would like for the style. A little on the watery side as well. Easy to drink. A decent session beer.

Not bad at all. It is just a little bland. Though this will do if nothing else is on cask.

Serving type: cask

06-27-2010 18:14:16 | More by champ103
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New York

3.63/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Axe and Compasses, Arkesden, Essex, UK.

Pours mahogony with a thin loose head that leaves no lace. Nose is floral with spicy mulch. Hazelnut malt, tea and cinnamon hops. Tight end, dry linger, medium body.

Good hops with low ABV; closer to living up to it's IPA name on cask than in bottle. But there are more characterful bitters.

Serving type: cask

01-25-2010 11:49:25 | More by StJamesGate
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4.45/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is a great, smooth bitter that packs in a lot of taste and complexity for very little alcohol. To me, it's a lot like a more mellow, weaker version of Greene King's own Abbot Ale, which I love.

It is bright brownish amber with a medium, dense, creamy pale tan head that shrinks very slowly to a permanent, thin creamy top and leaves some lace.

The aroma is very caramelly and leafy with tea, earth, ornage, some toast and apple.

The taste is similar, very leafy with apple, hints of caramel and citrus (mostly orange). It has light sweetness and faint bitterness but everything works very well together and all the flavours are clean, consistent, and persistent. It's exceedingly drinkable and smooth, staying tasty and interesting to the end.

Serving type: nitro-can

11-12-2008 23:54:24 | More by Offa
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Greene King IPA Draught Bitter from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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