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Greene King IPA - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Greene King IPAGreene King IPA

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BA SCORE
74
okay

132 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brewdlyhooked13 on 04-22-2007)
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

blbarnett3, Oct 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Richie71, Oct 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

abeeronthebeach, Oct 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

WillAndSarah, Sep 30, 2013
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1.88/5  rDev -40.9%

I flew to London and got this?!? Seriously?!?

This is a bad beer and an awful IPA. I dumped it in the street and got something different.

My first home brew in college was substantially better than this.

No hop smell or taste. Very malty. Sort of like Lillian's Irish red.

Avoid

Runofthemiller, Sep 26, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

edtri19, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.51/5  rDev +10.4%

A: pumped from a cask into an dimpled mug, dark orange brown amber with a short white head that dissipates leaving some lacing, clear

S:standard English hop smell, big on malt, caramel, balanced

T: odd flavor of apple, caramel, sweet, light pine hop finish

M: creamy with low carbonation

O: reviewed from notes on 8/2/13

M_C_Hampton, Sep 09, 2013
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2.08/5  rDev -34.6%

I was on a layover at Heathrow and was in the mood for a nice, hoppy IPA. What I got instead was this. I knew something was off when I could barely smell any hops. My first taste convinced me they pulled the wrong beer. I sent it back and watched them pull another. It was the same. It's not an awful beer, but it is an awful "IPA."

Overall, meh. I would not come back to this well again.

monorailred, Sep 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

vinicole, Aug 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

JohnQVD, Aug 21, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -29.2%

Johnq1964, Aug 16, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

Paccamacca, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

hopley, Jul 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

pin, May 21, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -45%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

spycow, Mar 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

mick303, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Seaba, Feb 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

rulisekmartin, Feb 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Beerstorian, Feb 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

alexworsnip, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -5.7%

tbeckett, Jan 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Wezzle, Jan 17, 2013
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2.7/5  rDev -15.1%

A 440ml can with a BB of Nov 2012. Picked up from a supermarket a while back.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A clear dark amber colour with medium carbonation. Forms a large head of creamy white foam with decent retention; this slowly subsides to a patchy surface layer. Aroma of caramel malt with notes of grass, hay and stewed hops. A stale hint of cardboard/sherry in the background.

Tastes of caramel malt with a dry bitter finish. Notes of grass, hay, stewed leaves and hints of wet cardboard. A restrained, earthy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with decent body. Mildly astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter stewed leaves and faint caramel.

Meh - a pretty bog standard bitter from one of the biggest ale brewers in the UK. Not much cop as an IPA, and even taken as a bitter it's bland. The aroma and flavour are uninspired - mild hop notes and a crisp but understated bitterness. The relatively low carbonation is OK, though the body could be thicker. Decent balance. This is drinkable and I'd turn to it in an emergency, but it's dull fare. No need to seek it out.

jazzyjeff13, Nov 16, 2012
Greene King IPA from Greene King / Morland Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.