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India Pale Ale - Bass Brewers Limited

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.38%


Brewed by:
Bass Brewers Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: puboflyons on 11-23-2012)
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Reviews by WesWes:
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WesWes

New York

3.58/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a deep golden/amber color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a complex mix of pale and caramel malts along with a mild noble hop bitterness and a dry, fruity yeast scent. The taste is decent as well. It's smooth and easy drinking with a solid pale and caramel malt flavor. It well balanced with a moderate hop bitterness; noble hops of course. It finishes very dry with a touch of English ale yeast esters. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a pretty good beer. I like the balance and hop character; definitely a beer I'd have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 02:05:09 | More by WesWes
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Pours clear copper color with a thick 2 finger foamy tan head that did not budge for a while and left very good spotty lacing and rings as it went down.

Smells of caramel, floral hops, graham cracker, bread and some light honey; not the hoppy IPA nose like the American IPA’s but still nice smelling.

Taste is also lighter in the hops than expected, but rich and full of malt and caramel, with floral hops, graham cracker, bread, herbs, a touch of honey, very mild spices, grass and some sweetness like brown sugar or toffee; tastes good, but very far of course even for an English style IPA.

Mouthfeel was medium bodied to almost chewy, with average carbonation, a buttery to watery feel and a sweet malty after-taste that was slightly bitter. A nice beer and one I’d have again as it reminds me of a good English beer to drink while playing darts. Not one to satisfy your hop fix, but decent overall.

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S: Overall the aroma is fairly light for this brew with a light amount of caramel malts with a touch of honey-like sweetness and a light amount of floral + herbal hops.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of pale and caramel malts with a touch of honey-like sweetness. That is followed by a moderate flavor (which slowly builds from a light flavor) herbal and floral hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fades pretty quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Lightly smooth with a bit of crispness upfront.

O: This is a pretty average beer that is fairly easy to drink - reminds me of my thoughts on Bass Ale back when I was drinking it in the mid-1990s... The alcohol was well hidden and this is a beer I could have a couple of.

Serving type: bottle

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India Pale Ale from Bass Brewers Limited
76 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.