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Henry's IPA - Wadworth and Company Ltd.

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.93
pDev: 21.84%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wadworth and Company Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 08-19-2004)
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Reviews by gulden:
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2/5  rDev -31.7%

12-20-2011 05:06:28 | More by gulden
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Photo of jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.78/5  rDev -5.1%

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2011, so it's a little out of date. Picked up cheap from a local off-licence. The label mentions that it is named after Henry Wadworth, the brewery founder.

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A hazy orange-amber colour with good carbonation and visible floating sediment. Forms a nice head of creamy white foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before dissipating. Aroma of grainy caramel malt with a hint of dry yeast. No hops to speak of.

Tastes of subtle caramel malt with a mild, dry bitterness. Notes of grain, yeast and faint stewed leaves. Low bitterness, and no aromatic hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with good body. Quite astringent - dries the palate. Aftertaste of dry yeasty malt.

Not bad - in fact this is quite a nice session ale with a subtle, balanced character that makes for easy drinking. However, it sucks as an IPA, even an English one. No aromatic hops; or any hops really. It's probable that the hop notes have faded due to age, but I suspect this ale belongs to that group of british IPAs that lack any hop flavour to begin with. Drinkable, though a bit dull.

01-23-2012 22:46:38 | More by jazzyjeff13
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2.75/5  rDev -6.1%

12-13-2013 15:39:51 | More by mtbdonn
Photo of BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +19.5%

Tall brown 500ml bottle best before the end of Jan 2013: poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 19th June 2012.

Clear amber body with a large off-white head of bubbles on top.

Malty nose for an IPA, with just a hint of floral hops to stop it being an overly sweet smelling beer.

The taste is also malty: biscuit/bread more than sweeter molasses, the hops again ensure the beer isn't just a malt flavoured brew and give the beer a pleasant semi-bitter feel throughout. The alcohol content although low suits the beer and doesn't impair the overall flavours or taste.

06-19-2012 20:57:41 | More by BlackHaddock
Photo of BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2.4%

We stayed in Andover while visiting frinds in England, and Wadworth is probably the closest brewery. Therefore we had lots of opportunity to try their beers, and even got to visit the brewery for the freshest cask ales.
Golden amber color with a thin whitish head. Some hop presence in the aroma (I have been training my self to not expect the high hoppiness in North American IPAs), and in the taste.
A good sessional beer, with a nicely balanced flavor. Appropriate mouthfeel and body. Slightly dry finish. More hoppiness than many other cask ales we have samples, but still only an average EIPA.

09-23-2012 22:15:46 | More by BigBry
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4.25/5  rDev +45.1%

07-14-2012 18:05:31 | More by MEP
Photo of CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

2.13/5  rDev -27.3%

pours a golden color with a wispy shortlived head. The aroma is very weak and almost sour. The malt in this beer is very weak and the hops are very 1 dimensional. The strongest taste is a strange sourness, kind of like milk thats gone off, though even this taste is very weak. I tried it twice in two pubs and it tasted the exact same (one publican told me they had just tapped the cask that day, so I dont think it was stale). Very thin body, and extremely weak ABV for an IPA. Not a very good beer.

08-19-2004 03:25:25 | More by CAMRAhardliner
Photo of BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev +2.4%

Not a bad beer, but I don't really think this is an IPA. Too low of an ABV and a bit too mild of a taste, with not enough of a hop presence.

Decent, but a little light in colour. Orangey-amber with a very thin head and this takes a while to "settle."

A nice session beer, but honestly I think this works better as a pale ale and not IPA.

02-11-2010 21:00:25 | More by BDTyre
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United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev +2.4%

04-28-2014 18:01:04 | More by wl0307
Henry's IPA from Wadworth and Company Ltd.
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