St. Peter's India Pale Ale - St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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Reviews by russpowell:
4.15/5 rDev +22.4%
Pours a somewhat effervescent & hazed amber with 3+ fingers of rocky cream colored head, gushed a bit. Very good head retention & good lacing
S: Herbal & leafy hops up front. I get breadyness once warm
T: Leafy hops, some caramel, breadyness & lemony & grapefruit hops up front. Slight jammy fruittyness with more citric & leafy hops as this warms. Finishes dry, a bit fruitty, somewhat bready & lemony
MF: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation with very good balance
Drinks very easy, not the best put together EIPA there is, but pretty damn good. A little more malt presence finesse with the hopping is what the doctor ordered. If this were an AIPA, I'd knock those down a few .5s to 1 points, people need to drink some EIPAs at the source to understand the English don't usually subscribe to the more is better philosophy, think restraint & finesse
01-30-2008 05:08:20 | More by russpowell
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2.95/5 rDev -13%
I raise this pint glass to Glenn "BO" Schembechler,this poured a dull light light golden with a thin wispy head seems to be very lightly carbonated."Full bodied and generously hopped pale ale" per label,hmm wrong on both counts in my mind thin almost watery mouthfeel not much carbonation to give it any life the hop profile is light and more herbal than anything,a decent toasted malt base is there with a touch of sweetness.Eh pretty boring and not enjoyable,I expected more from a pretty good English brewer.
11-18-2006 01:31:05 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +18%
Part of my Up Rising at Novare Res.
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
03-02-2014 20:19:28 | More by bishopdc0
1.45/5 rDev -57.2%
Pours a nice golden with a big rocky head. Aroma is overpowering skunk with some hops in there somewhere. Taste is skunk with some mild floral hops. This beer comes in a really cool bottle. The bottle is the best thing it has going for it. Unfortunately, they need to change the color of the bottle. Painful drinking.
05-17-2007 18:06:07 | More by Duster72
3.08/5 rDev -9.1%
very cool old-styl bottle. A mild English IPA. Orange pour with sediment and an average white head. Musty aroma with some flowers and grass. Watery taste of hops, earth, and light pine. Wanted so much more. Just another "organic" beer gone awry.
12-16-2008 18:19:44 | More by magictrokini
3.53/5 rDev +4.1%
Presentation: 16.9 oz bottle
Appearance: Half finger light colored head. Quick retention Light golden amber with very faint off pink hues.
Smell: Not a strong smelling beer. Gives off an aromatic and slightly citric crisp smell.
Taste: Lightly malted with a well balanced and mellow hops profile. Almost crisp with a clean and fast finish. After taste doesn't last long.
Mouthfeel: Smooth and a little creamy for an IPA. goes down very easy.
Drinkability: I'd guess this one's probably not too high in abv. Easy to drink.
03-22-2010 03:19:08 | More by RiverCityBrews
United Kingdom (England)
3.58/5 rDev +5.6%
A 500ml bottle with a BB of Dec 2011. ABV is stated as 5.5%. The olive green bottle has an antique design, but is round rather than oval. A beer to celebrate IPA day!
Poured into a Sam Smith's glass. A rich golden-amber colour with low carbonation and good clarity. Yields a large off-white head of creamy foam that lasts for a couple of minutes before subsiding. Aroma of stewed hops/leaves with a backbone of caramel malt and a hint of ethanol and diacetyl.
Tastes of slightly sweet malt with a dry bitter finish. Notes of stewed hops, caramel/toffee and some buttery diacetyl in the background. Also a hint of alcohol/solvent. Hops are pleasantly bitter, but not aromatic. Mouthfeel is smooth, slick and tingly. Quite astringent. Aftertaste of bitter stewed hops.
A pretty good IPA in keeping with the English style, and nicely balanced. I wish it had more aromatic hops to round out the bitterness. The diacetyl is palatable but a bit of a flaw. Worth trying, but I reckon there are better examples out there.
08-04-2011 22:15:55 | More by jazzyjeff13
2.76/5 rDev -18.6%
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.
02-06-2014 22:25:58 | More by WyethBednar
3.45/5 rDev +1.8%
A: Hazy orange-copper body, thin white head, not much retention.
S: The smell of a loaf of fresh-baked bread filled the room as soon as I poured it. As it warms up I get biscuit, orange, and must.
T: Fairly malty. Definitely less bitter than an AIPA, but still a lot of citrus, more than I was expecting. Bitterness only really shows up at the end.
M: Not super carbonated but still very smooth. Dry on the back end.
It was a good beer, but not one I'm in a hurry to get again.
07-03-2012 02:16:59 | More by RichardMNixon
3.3/5 rDev -2.7%
A normal yellow body with a foaming, disapearing white head. Smells like cheese, uh oh but could still be a decent bitterness. And it is. Medium mouthfeel.Understated carbonation.A little sugary sweetness. Drinkable English IPA, but nothing exceptional.
11-09-2008 02:22:06 | More by Sammy
3.3/5 rDev -2.7%
A dull straw. Nice thick pillowy head. Good retention. Sticky lacings.
Sort of strange aroma. A light hoppiness, kind of citrussy. Somewhat unpleasant sweetness behind.
Buttery malt up front but only lasts for a second. Astringent bitterness takes over pretty quickly. Bitter with with a lemon tinge to it. Fairly strong hoppy aftertaste.
Very strange take on an EIPA. Balance makes the English IPA one of my fave styles but this is out of wack, very difficult to nail down the malt.
11-09-2008 20:00:04 | More by CanuckRover
2.75/5 rDev -18.9%
Decent copper, with very little carbonation.
Aroma is mild, without much hoppy character. Disappointing.
Hmm. The bottle is green, with no detectable freshness date. I think this one was past it's days, as the shop I got it from couldn't verify the age, either. Anyway, on with the review...
Some bitterness in the tasting, otherwise kind of maple-like, acidic. Likely past it's prime, and barely even drinkable in this state. Beware of aged & light-struck bottles.
04-06-2011 18:11:32 | More by secondtooth
3.65/5 rDev +7.7%
It took me a minute, but now I see this as a legitimate IPA. The hops are mellow and will slowly grow on you as you drink this one.
The appearance is a clear golden amber with thick lacing and head retention. It's smells of sweet, creamy English yeast character. The malt is a very subtle caramel and then grassy and herbal hops kick with with a touch of citrus and then the candy-like yeast flavors. Very smooth drinking and a fine session beer. My only knocks are that there's no hops in the aroma and that the flavor is a little mild.
01-20-2008 23:49:27 | More by tempest
2.68/5 rDev -20.9%
500ml light-brown gin flask. Dated 6 / 213 (presumably bottled on the 213th day of 2006).
Pours faintly cloudy pale copper. Thin wisps of foam quickly devolve into a white film and scattered thin lace. Aroma is composed of light-toasted biscuit malts and moderately strong leafy hops on metallic water. Flavor is rather poor. Sparse malt is rapidly overtaken by metallic hard water and completely unbalanced by sour leafy hops. Also full of bitter dirty copper notes. Average body is lightly carbonated and tends towards creaminess. Not very good. Expected better from other St. Peter's brews.
11-25-2006 04:59:12 | More by dgallina
St. Peter's India Pale Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
78 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.