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Greene King IPA Gold - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Reviews: 4
Hads: 23
Avg: 3.32
pDev: 37.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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Greene King / Morland Brewery
United Kingdom (England) | website

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

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 08-12-2012

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Reviews: 4 | Hads: 23
Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.04/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of vinivini
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Gardmark59
1.81/5  rDev -45.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mickwin
4.17/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

very pale (lager-like) golden ale with frothy head, aroma is very hoppy, (reminds me of my nights working in the oast-house) flavour is initaially quite hoppy, followed by fruits - banana and pineapple. Pleasant refreshing ale, I'd say this would be a great beer for a summers day, I liked it and would have more, one of the best "golden ales" I've tried.

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2.56/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of Johnq1964
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of -jD-
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of poskok
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of Sharpee1937
3.66/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy tasting refreshing golden ale.

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Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of AlexW693
2.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jarod_Blecher
3.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mark13
2.9/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Bottle 10/2016. Strong, characteristic aroma of Kent hop, pilsner and slightly coriander like witbier. Light golden coloured beer, clear, white two fingered head disappears fast. Very poor lacing. Taste like half of witbier - coriander and grass, then maltiness like wheat or bread. Little sour in aftertaste, reminds lemongrass. Slightly hoppiness, too small for IPA. Beer is overcarbonated and it’s teasing throat. Overall it’s not very bad, but it's too watery and not enough hoppy.

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Photo of rmargeson
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Greene King IPA Gold from Greene King / Morland Brewery
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