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

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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 187
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.29%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2006)
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discreplayboss

Illinois

1/5  rDev -70.5%

11-27-2011 07:19:18 | More by discreplayboss
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Lysswilkins


1/5  rDev -70.5%

06-24-2014 03:56:57 | More by Lysswilkins
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BMMillsy

Florida

1.4/5  rDev -58.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Green bottle from a local shop in Ann Arbor. Pours light golden with big fluffy white head. Aroma of skunk and hay, no hops to be found. Flavor follows with pure skunk flavor, dry finish, and a bit of hay. Mouthfeel is light. This is honestly one of the worst beers I have ever had.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 22:45:35 | More by BMMillsy
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Duster72

Indiana

1.45/5  rDev -57.2%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2007 18:06:07 | More by Duster72
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thedifferencemaker

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

12-03-2013 21:20:11 | More by thedifferencemaker
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stephens101

Oklahoma

1.78/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours redish orange with a huge frothy two finger tan head that sticks around for a long time before leaving a nice jagged lacing behind. A waft of skunk is the first thing I notice, then some malts and grain maybe. Why the heck do breweries insist on putting beers in green bottles? Skunk is so easily avoided, and there's no excuse. Anyway, I expected this to definitely be different than what I'm used to in the IPA department, but there's really not much going on here except a slight bit of citrus and some bitterness, which is not at all pleasing. With all the good IPA's around these days, there is absolutely no reason to try this one. I'll stop there, because if I said anything else it might get ugly.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 19:47:03 | More by stephens101
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elniko

Texas

1.95/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from fat English bottle into pint glass

A: Light than I would expect from IPA, nice fluffy head. No carbonation apparent. Average looking brew.

S: I've never smelt a skunked IPA, so I guess that there is a first time for everything. Thoroughly unpleasant nose.

T & M: I'm not sure if this was a bad bottle but this just did not taste right. Balance was off, simply tasted off. What taste there was simply awful, extremely bitter finish. Ughh and blech.

D: Poured this one out, I will be having and reviewing again as I'm pretty certain I got a bad bottle.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2008 22:26:30 | More by elniko
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brentk56

North Carolina

1.98/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Appearance: Pours a hazy light amber color with a rocky head; not particularly impressive in retention or lacing

Smell: Is that a bit of the skunk I smell? (Darn green bottles.) Smells like a Beck's.

Taste: Opens with a bready flavor that shows off the malts but by mid-palate, a medicinal bitter flavor overtakes and, after the swallow, the skunk is let loose

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Another Euro brewer that refuses to learn its lesson about green bottles - drain pour

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2008 01:59:56 | More by brentk56
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TechMyst

Illinois

2/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yellow with (I'm pretty sure here, and it's not the olive colored bottle giving this effect) green hue. No lacing, aroma, or head. Hazy like an IPA. Ok, so I'm an American; I'm used to big hop flavor so this was like an IPA LITE for me. Slick palate, slight diacetyl undertone. Ladies and geltlemen, I present to you the Budweiser of IPA's!

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2007 06:46:08 | More by TechMyst
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mithrascruor

California

2/5  rDev -41%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

16.9 oz. bottle poured into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a dull hazy copper color with light, slighty off-white head which leaves a bit of lacing.

Smell: Very minimal aroma; a bit grassy with a bit of lemon or other citrus.

Taste: Hops, grasses, malts, and skunk! The skunk is especially present in the aftertaste. Without that it could be decent, but doesn't really seem like an IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and smooth with medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Not horrible, but that skunk really takes it down a few notches.

I don't know if this was a bad bottle or what... but it really wasn't very enjoyable. I have -never- had a skunked pilsner-type flavor in an IPA before, though, so this has me a bit worried.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2008 07:35:49 | More by mithrascruor
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.3/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Good rocky head but little lace. Nice light amber color with a small amount of chill haze.

Sorry, this one is stinky--lots of skunk. (I refrain from my diatribe about glass bottles). Frankly, I can't detect any positive aromas. Damn, I was excited about this one.

Much thinner than expected. Good malt start but where's the "I" of this IPA. Mild hop, low alcohol. It would be safer to simply call this a PA. Good news is that this is not nearly as skunky as the smell might indicate. I do detect hop in the swallow and aftertaste.

I wonder what this would be fresh. However, in the US, this bottle was a clear miss.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2008 23:19:29 | More by smcolw
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Swim424

Florida

2.35/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into pint glass

A-pours an amberish orange nice head

S-smells like way to much caramel with maybe a hint of honey. no hops.

T-sort of a grassy hop flavor, and bitterness with a ton of malt, cant really describe.

MF-a bit creamy, medium body.

O-not that good. Don't like the hop, or malt flavor to this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2012 00:34:10 | More by Swim424
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kennylopez

New Jersey

2.35/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a Tennent's pint

Appearance: a golden yellow color with a large white head that faded rather fast and left little lacing.

Smells: has a subtle hop aroma that has hints of flowers.

Tastes: this ale is kind of strange tasting. I don't know if I am not accustomed to it but it has a pungent bitter hop note character that is sort of medicine like.

Mouthfeel: the aftertaste of this brew lingered and it wasn't the best. It has little carbonation that leads me to believe that it was expired or past best by date.

Overall: I bought this one because I have never tried it before and the bottle was quite intriguing, but I will pass up on their IPA again. I will try the other ones I saw like the cream stout from St. Peter's brewery in hopes that I like them more.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 00:52:58 | More by kennylopez
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HopEnthusiast

Massachusetts

2.4/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a redish orange with a huge frothy two finger tan head that sticks around for a long time before leaving a nice jagged lacing behind. A waft of skunk is the first thing I notice, then some malts and grain maybe. Why the heck do breweries insist on putting beers in green bottles? Skunk is so easily avoided, and there's no excuse. Anyway, I expected this to definitely be different than what I'm used to in the IPA department, but there's really not much going on here except a slight bit of citrus and some bitterness, which is not at all pleasing. Has a hoppy floavor but it just seems to be missing a lot.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2009 19:40:36 | More by HopEnthusiast
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lou50rp

Maine

2.4/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Medium copper color with a white head that diissiaptes slowly.
Very hoppy smell with something I can't identify.
First taste was nice and fresh hops, second taste was alcoholly, not very good.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with definite carbonation presence.
Will not purchase this again. Have enjoyed St. Peter's brews, but not this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2010 22:52:44 | More by lou50rp
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

2.42/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

6oz pour->Sam Smith Mini-Nonic
A ~ Neat bottle. Pours golden orange with a soapy/sudsy looking head that is almost nonexistent.

S ~ Skunk, Grass, Stale bread & Biscuit. Does not smell that great.

T ~ Dirty rags, grainy malt, & dishwater at first sip. Yuck. Let open up for a few minutes to see if it would improve. Dry leaf, sweet dough, & a touch of peat. Hops are grassy & skunky. Not a good thing.

M ~ Mouthfeel was very dirty & gritty for a while. At near room temp more balance came into play.

D ~ This was very hard to drink until it warmed up substantially. I am a big fan of EIPAs, but Will definitely not revisit. I'm definitely thinking I got a lightstruck bottle...but why take the chance?

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 17:05:51 | More by chocosushi
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Onslow

Texas

2.45/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

First impression: what the hell went wrong ... pours a clooody haze dirty brown... smells of dirty water, soggy used hops, and dusty old bones fill of green dust ... low medium..lacing is actually very good ... a kind of dirty ugly beer ... has this strange bitterness.. to queer for me..

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 15:50:01 | More by Onslow
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

02-26-2014 20:42:08 | More by JIMTRK16
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JoshJames


2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

04-02-2012 19:53:04 | More by JoshJames
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sullaspiaggia

California

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

09-22-2012 00:18:18 | More by sullaspiaggia
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starlight37

Korea (South)

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

04-01-2013 01:02:48 | More by starlight37
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mynie

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nice pour, though maybe a tad overcarbonated. Giant head, white and rocky. Light amber rust colored, almost perfectly clear.

Smells liked skunk and medium strength Brittish hops. You bottle in nearly clear green, you're gonna get skunked.

Tastes like skunk, syrpupy malt, bitterspice Brittish hops, and then another combo of skunk and syrup at the end. Way underhopped and overmalted. Not good at all.

Why oh why would you go through crafting a beer and putting up with all the red tape of shipping it overseas only to ruin it by putting it into a crappy bottle? Avoid, unless you find it on tap or in a can.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2007 03:58:13 | More by mynie
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largadeer

California

2.53/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a clear and pale amber, exactly what you'd expect from an IPA, but with a huge cloudy head and tons of lacing.

Smell: Surprisingly malt-heavy in the nose, notes of caramel and honey. Hops are present but subdued, and there's a slight funkiness to the aroma.

Taste: Very bready, caramelly malt with a pleasant but unexceptional floral/herbal hop finish. Pretty mellow, subdued hops, but this is an English IPA, so it's to be expected.

Mouthfeel: A bit too thin and watery, but the carbonation is just right - crisp but not harsh or overpowering.

Notes: A decent IPA, but at $4 a bottle this is nothing I'd care to revisit.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2007 20:50:26 | More by largadeer
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Ben4881

Texas

2.55/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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

Appearance:
This IPA pours out a nice golden amber color on the lighter end of the amber spectrum. A billowing white head emerges and has great retention. The lacing left from the head is nice and heavy, but becomes more intermittent down the glass.

Smell:
Sour citrus hops hit the nose first. Then, there is a healthy grain malt aroma and a hint of yeast that follows. Smells a little "off" to me, not exactly what I have come to expect from IPA's.

Taste:
Yikes, this one is intrusive. A sharp, spiky bitterness hits the palette right away. Then, there is a brief reprieve from the bitterness, in the form of a smoother malt flavor, which is followed by a sour grapefruit hop flavor. A watery, wet, smooth finish ensues. However, the aftertaste brings a heavy onslaught of dry bitterness. It feels as if it penetrates the tongue and hangs around like an unwanted guest. Unfortunately, I am turned off at this point.

Mouthfeel:
St. Pete's has a light body with a noticeable amount of carbonation. Nothing special, it's a little lighter than I would have expected, but not horrible.

Drinkability:
The hard bitterness in the beginning and the end is not at all appealing. On the bright side, as one continues to drink, the malt flavor becomes a little more apparent and brings some balance to the flavor. However, the aftertaste is a real bummer. Hate to say it, but I couldn't bring myself to finish the entire pint.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2008 21:15:17 | More by Ben4881
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pallagust

Switzerland

2.6/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- copper colored and a loose but white foam. Foam doesn't stay for long and it has little as no bubbles...

S- Hoppy and really mild that doesn't make a interesting IPA

T- Bitter and has a little sweetness

M- Nothing interesting...

D- Sweet and bitter at the same time, nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 20:34:05 | More by pallagust
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St. Peter's India Pale Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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