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Greene King IPA Gold - Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BA SCORE
76
okay

15 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BlackHaddock on 08-12-2012)
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.04/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

jazzyjeff13, Feb 06, 2014
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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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Greene King IPA Gold from Greene King / Morland Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.