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India Pale Ale - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

493 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.78%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2005)
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gabeerfan

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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A little concerned when the cork didn't "pop" when opening the bottle. But, everything was OK when poured. Poured a hazy, amber-orange with a fluffy white head.
Nice hop aroma. With Fuggles and EKG the hop aromas are grassy and earthy. Bare hint of citrus and honey, toasted bread and surprisingly a little bit of cinnamon.
Flavors are similar, but the hops turn into a black tea flavor. Lots of honey, toasted bread and some orange juice.
Carbonation was good but as in many English beers, the level is lower than might be expected. None of the hop stickiness typical of American IPAs. Nice change of pace.
Flavors are good enough to drink a lot of this, but at 7.5%, a 750ml bottle should be shared or plan on a DD or just staying home.
I've been passing by the beer for a while and glad I finally picked up a bottle. I will revisit this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2010 01:33:31 | More by gabeerfan
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India Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
88 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.