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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
88
very good

501 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 501
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.78%
Wants: 33
Gots: 11 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Australia

3.05/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Head is nearly white. Body has golden-bronzy colour that is fairly light for an IPA.

Can't detect too much on the nose, it's like Meantime have gone the CAMRA path and produced a lightly hopped English IPA. I'm really struggling to get much off this, there is a kind of fruity floralness there, which is more noticebale on the palate but this beer really falls flat compared to US West Coast IPAs. There is some heavy sweetness, which suggests good malt content. Halfway through drinking I had to regenerate the head but even that dissipated pretty quickly, which wasn't that impressive.

This beer has a good base and I think the malt content is just about spot on but the hops really need work. But, then again, English beers traditionally focus on malt so that's not too surprising. If this beer had NZ hops added to it at the start of the boil and also in dry hopping I think it would be pretty fantastic.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2011 02:31:16 | More by tobeerornottobe
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India Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
88 out of 100 based on 501 ratings.