1. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $14.99 (US/print only). Offer ends April 30. Subscribe now! (Because great beer deserves great stories AND readers.)

Greene King IPA Gold - Greene King / Morland Brewery

Not Rated.
Greene King IPA GoldGreene King IPA Gold

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
77
okay

16 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.13
pDev: 11.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  4.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 08-12-2012

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (62) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of July 2014. Acquired some time back from a supermarket. The label describes it as a golden ale hopped with Savinsjki Goldings.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A bright golden colour with faint haze and medium carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam that lasts for a moment or two before collapsing and dissipating. Aroma of light malt with hints of subtle floral hops, fruity ale yeast, faint grass/hay and a touch of stewed leaves. Balanced but unexciting.

Tastes of light malt with a faint floral character and a mild finish. Notes of fruity ale yeast, grass/hay, flowery hints, stewed leaves and a twinge of earthiness. Well-attenuated, followed by a delicate, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with decent carbonation and a relatively insubstantial body. Somewhat astringent, followed by an aftertaste of fruity yeast esters, faint malt and stewed leaves/cardboard.

A pretty average ale; nothing stunning but drinkable enough. Looks alright, even if the head doesn't last, while the aroma and flavour are light and balanced. The hop notes are a bit too weak. So-so body - a tad watery. About par for a GK brew, though it should be noted that this really isn't an IPA (there are more hops in my tea). Would slake a thirst on a hot day, but there's no need to hunt it down.

More User Reviews:
Photo of BlackHaddock
3.37/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Another IPA from Greene King! This one came in a clear 500ml bottle (best before Aug 2013): poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard during Aug 2012.

Lager like: clear golden body with a thin white head on top.

Lemon/citrusy nose and taste, a bit too well carbonated (slightly too fizzy for me). As the beer warmed in the glass it became a little fruiter and sweeter; malty notes started to arrive. It still however had a hop bitter finish and I found it quiet refreshing and pleasant (apart from the fizziness) for a beer from a brewery that I'm not overly keen on.

Photo of Sharpee1937
3.66/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy tasting refreshing golden ale.

to view more.
Greene King IPA Gold from Greene King / Morland Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.