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India Pale Ale - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

547 Ratings
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Ratings: 547
Reviews: 345
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 13.62%
Wants: 38
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2005

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Ratings: 547 | Reviews: 345
Photo of crewfan1952
3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of travolta
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: A clean and clear golden strawberry color with a very nice cloudy head and great lacing.

Nose: Tropical fruit with some raisin and banana. A little citrus at the end.

Taste: Malt and hops play back and fourth. The hops comes in citrusy and zesty. It is quite sweet. Some grapefruit and orange in the end.

Notes: The brits may have done it first, but I don't think they do it best. This, however, is a very nice example of what an IPA can be.

Photo of duracell
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great looking beer, lots of lacing left on the glass. Very British in the style. Loads of earthy, grassy hops. Medium high bitterness with excellent drinkability. I prefer American hops, but it is certainly a great beer!

Photo of TylerKitchens
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ystazi
3.74/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.44/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Thebeertree
3.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Caramel with a nice consistent haze, almost no carbonation, 3 fingers of sea foam caramel tinged white head. Frost on a window for lacing.


S: Sweet malty cereal quality, banana candy, not a lot more than this so far. Perhaps a hint of orange candy or lollipop.


T: A mean sweet and bitter balance, first sweet, then bitter on the palate. The same cereal candy quality comes in, a hint of orange lollipop, then a grapefruit pith like finish.


M: Medium balanced body, little fine carbonation. Smooth, but resinous coating is left on the back of the tongue.


O: Really nice brew, found in Kunming and drank here January 20th, 2014. Will let it warm a little and see how it does with Burger King.

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HamdenHector
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; burnt orange in color; almost no head; light lacing that dissipates quickly;

S: perfumy; a lit of toffee in the background;

T: mom-descript sweet malt up front; toffee and dark fruit build through mid-palate to the finish; a light bitterness at the end, but otherwise no hop character;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: date on bottle is 6/9/14 - not sure if that's the bottling date or best by date; either way it's old and may have lost its hop profile;

Photo of Torey
3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mini4x
3.22/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewndruid
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Poured a slightly cloudy, golden orange. Full head, fairly persistaent head, flass to a persistent collar.
Slightly tropical, spicey aroma, possible hints of toffee as it warms to temp.
Full, smooth, bitterness from start to finish. Slightly hop forward, but mostly well balanced. Med to Med Lt body. Good , clean finish.
Would recommend, and would buy again.

Photo of janubio
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Cloudy orange colour, big head that leaves a good lace. Smell of tropical fruits, citirus, spices and caramel. Good carbonation, medium to full body, Taste of tropical fruits, spices, pine, bitter finish.

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.52/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.4/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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India Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
87 out of 100 based on 547 ratings.