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St. Peter's India Pale Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's India Pale Ale

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271 Ratings
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Ratings: 271
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.99%

Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2006)
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3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a typical IPA color into a pint glass. Head was pretty good, one nice ring of lace around the top but not much after that.

Smell - I am enjoying the aroma here. Nice crisp biscuity malt, and a sweetly fragrant hop.

Taste - Hoppy, but not your typical hop character. I wonder what hops are used in this one...they don't taste like your standard English IPA Fuggles. Nicely bittered, with a slight lip-smacking cookie sweetness.

Feel - Pretty smooth, with a little oily hop helping it slide down.

Drinkability - 4.9% seems a little weak with the alcohol for an IPA, but all the better for session drinking. I like it. It isn't Meantime's IPA, but still a good easy-drinking beer I'd session any day of the week.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2008 01:54:26 | More by Patrick999
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Pour into a britis stine.

the beer is pale golded and hinter of amber. The head is frothy and sticky white.

the nose is sweet and earthy, classic EIPA. There are hints of orange marmalade genaric floral hops.

The Taste is great maly sweet to start but the orange and earth hops punch thorugh an make a wonderfull flavor. I'm not sur why this beer is rated a 70. After looking at the top EIPAs I dont see a 4 aside from Three Floyds( hyped no doubt).

Overall a great beer

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2.76/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

As a huge fan of IPAs, I have to say I was pretty disappointed by this beer. Not a great hop presence, the dominant flavor was a sort of dry, smoky malt flavor that just felt very out of place in an IPA.

Appearance: Decent. A nice strong looking amber, very transparent. The head was definitely a little foamier than most other IPAs I've had, but the lacing was good.

Smell: Not a whole lot of hops in the smell which was my first indication that the St. Peter's wasn't what I was looking for. Sort of a subdued fruity smell.

Taste: In my personal opinion, not very good at all. Super malty, especially for an IPA. Very little hoppiness, and didn't have the spicy kick you usually get with beers of this style. Sort of old-fashioned tasting, which some people might appreciate, but I found it very off-putting. Tasted a lot more like a Scotch ale.

Mouthfeel: Not great. Very dry, not a lot of body to it. Emphasized the smoky elements of the malt flavor.

My opinion of this beer may have been tainted by the fact that I was looking for a more modern, American IPA and this wasn't it, but you should definitely be warned that this is pretty far from what most people think of when they think of an IPA. Not an awful beer necessarily, but perhaps a little misleading.

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aroma: spicy-citrus-malt

taste: spicy-citrus-malt but gets a bigger malt flavour and a greater richness once it warms up. Also has some hints of dark fruit when it has warmed up

nice enough but have had better. I Like a good malty English IPA but this one lacked something in the aroma and flavour.

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Smell: Refreshing citrus and floral hops, with toasted malt not far behind. Honeyed bread comes forward as the beer warms, as does some diacetyl, which is acceptable for the style.

Taste: Medium bitterness lingers into the finish, but does not overpower the malt, which starts out roasty on the tongue due to the bitterness, then dies down to reveal a grainy, buttered bread character. The layered malt tastes are interesting, but the amount of diacetyl verges on being too much, even for this style. Still, I declare this beer to be tasty, for sure!

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St. Peter's India Pale Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 271 ratings.