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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

492 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 492
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.

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Halcyondays

California

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. bottle,

A: Pours amber with a medium white head, good retention, very light lace.

S: Toffee and English malt, British hop character has some hay like character with a hint of pine.

T: Malt has a good bready character which is nice. Hops are prevalent but there in balance, they never take over the beer like an American IPA. Sweet malt, but a good grassy hoppy backing.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, a tad awkward in the end, but pretty well done.

O: This is a nice beer, Sam Smith's when it's fresh is better, but this gives a pretty clear view of the EIPA, worth a pickup.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 03:16:01 | More by Halcyondays
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rayjay

Hawaii

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked one up at BevMo; honestly I was a sucker for the speil on the bottle- I've always felt most British IPAs had malts that were much too sweet, and skimped on the hops. Swales Indian Summer Ale was my favorite so far, and its now out of production.

51647 was the only marking on the corked and caged 750 ml bottle. Not even a poof when I uncorked it; luckily an aggressive pour conjured up a decent head. Aromas of hoppy fresh baked bread, and an overall sophistication that reminds me of a worldly old man telling stories in his library. The nose strongly implies British yeast and a bit of carmel malt.

First impression: I was right with the carmel malt; it's the predominant flavor, yet it's not overused. Lots of hops, but not of the high-alpha northwest variety; these are full-blown British hops- Fuggles for sure, and I see Goldings are used as well according to the bottle.

Although it's not exceptionally strong, it is a rich full-bodied ale that is an obvious step up from a normal session ale. Creamy texture. The alcohol is not exactly hidden, playing a role in the mouthfeel by adding weight, and a tiny bit of heat, but never overstaying it's welcome.

I dig this beer; it has a smooth personality. It would be easily overshadowed by a west coast hop bomb, so try to ignore that when you drink it. It definately doesn't have the punch I was built up to from the label. Its got a high level of sophistication that makes it very fun to drink. I think this would rock from a cask. I'm inspired to try their porter now. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2007 05:56:41 | More by rayjay
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cbl2

New York

3.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2/22/2007 $8.99 750 mL 7.50% Best by 11/13/08.

Appearance:

Brilliant light orange with champagne fine carbonation that leads to half an inch of tightly packed white head that is slow to settle.

Aroma:

Some roasted nuttyness and toffee notes, but mainly dominated by fresh cut grass.

Taste/Mouthfeel:

Herbal hop bitterness leads things off, and transitions into a mildly sweet and slightly acidic state. Finish is astringent, with the hops reasserting themselves. Notes of tea appear towards the end as well. Decent slick mouthfeel at first, though the bone dryness of the finish is offputting. Overall a good beer, though I prefer an American IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2007 17:33:36 | More by cbl2
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albern

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting looking 11.2 oz. bottle for sure. The beer is too sweet for my liking to be a genuine English IPA. It pours a nice orange golden color with a nice creamy white head, good retention and lacing. The nose has some grassy overtones, lots of sweetish malts, and zero hop flavors. This is a pretty good indication that this IPA is going to be rather atypical.

The taste is quite candied sugar sweet, almost Belgianesque underneath, but there is some unusual hoppy acerbicness, a thick syrupy consistency, and a fairly boozy presence. This beer is just odd. There is all the makings of a sweetish Belgian beer, with its sweet florals and syrupy texture, then you get some hop acerbicness and some drying notes, maybe some hop leaf notes, and then you get the syrupy ABV presence in the mouth and throat. This beer is just plain unusual for the style and not a typical English IPA that I've ever had. Worth a try, but it is unusual.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2009 21:51:24 | More by albern
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml long neck bottle with a beautifully decorated cap.

It opens and quickly becomes a gusher. Silly me without a glass ready at hand, the first few gulps are foam straight from the bottle. So, not a great start.

Pours into a pint glass with a very hazy orange color. The head is creamy and tight but unfortunately short-lived. No lacing is left behind.

Aroma is sweet with apples, caramel, and figs. There is some hoppiness but you could never call it an American IPA. Surprisingly different to someone who is not familiar with the English version.

Flavor is much the same. Surprisingly sweet but with a definate hop presence. It reminds me more of a lighter barleywine beer with all that caramel sweetness, orchard fruits, and a complete lack of citrus usually found in American IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall it's a good example of the style but not a style I'm crazy about. It has some redeeming qualities but not what I look for in a hoppy beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2010 22:42:47 | More by GilGarp
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illidurit

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic. Hazy gamboge color with a beige head of just over an inch. No lacing but above-average retention.

Nose isn't very strong but I get an odd note that strikes me as very similar to bay laurel. Obviously a hop-induced aroma but not one I've ever inhaled before.

Flavor starts out with the same note, but it's easier to taste the nuances than to smell them. It's quite lemony with some pepperiness that lingers as the hops fade to toffee malt. The balance here is typically British. Low bitterness, lots of earthiness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and soft, booze is unapparent, body is a shade under medium thickness.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2008 06:10:08 | More by illidurit
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aubuc1

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle.
Beautiful white head and hazy light orange body.
Clean citrusy smell with malt behind it.
Orangey taste with slight hop tart.
Very carbonated, can see it and feel it. Not sure about this- very pricey, but also very different in a good way.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 22:49:48 | More by aubuc1
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bifrostguard

California

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A deep amber color with lighter tones around the edges

S - Malty with some floral hop undertones.

T - A little on the sweet malt side with some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall, very well balanced for an English IPA.

M - Thick and smooth.

D - Easy to drink. Sweetness is somewhat limiting if you are drinking it without spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2008 06:13:29 | More by bifrostguard
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gford217

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber with a large fluffy white head that hangs around for a while and leaves decent lacing.

The aroma is definitely on the sweeter side of things with a generous caramel malt backbone. There are also some interesting lighter fruit aroma, like apples and pears. There were hints of earthy hops, but certainly not dominant.

The taste is much like the aroma and very sweet for an IPA with only hints of the citrus hops up front. Again, I got what tasted like apples and a caramel sweetness throughout. There was a slightly roasted character to the malts as well.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and with very little bitterness.

This is certainly no hop bomb and heavy on the malty and fruity sweetness. Still a very drinkable brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-14-2008 03:04:39 | More by gford217
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daliandragon

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have been meaning to try this one for a long time and finally got the urge to plunk down ten bones for it the other day at Whole Foods in Cary. I've always been partial to English IPAs, finding them tasty and often more drinkable than their sometimes withering American counterparts. For the style, this is supposed to be the best of the best.

The pour into my Scooby Doo mug is a translucent orange color, reminiscent of cider and sporting a wet white head that retreats slowly, like the British empire itself. The nose is balanced nutty malts and citrus hops ringed with herbal and grassy notes. Not at all overpowering, but certainly decent.

The malt is definitely stronger off the bat, with a nut and biscuit structure that keeps the hops mostly ineffectual and finishes mostly clean with a touch of sweetness. The Fuggles and Goldings are present, but they never really do more than accent the malt, similar to an ESB in my mind. Even for an EIPA, I would like a bit more hop. Still, it is refreshing and very authentic tasting. The texture is nicely thick yet smooth and low on the carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden but does show its head briefly in the middle of the sip.

I like this brew but am somewhat disappointed and frustrated by it. I would have to say Brooklyn's East India and Twisted Thistle, and probably a few others would be ahead of this in my book. Still, worth trying, and I'll probably give it another shot at some point.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2009 02:41:53 | More by daliandragon
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afksports

New York

3.68/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another IPA review! Hooray!

Meantime IPA has one of the best bottlecaps I've seen in a while. Just FYI. I had this from a 375ml bottle acquired in a recent trade with my boy Mike. Post football beer. Yum.

The head on the pour to my glass is awesome. Above the cloudy hazy gold body there is a lot of malt aroma, a touch of hops, and yeast in the nose. Taste is a bit off, and I attribute it to the yeast and the types of hops used. Definitely an English IPA, because it's nowhere near the big bitterness of an American IPA, and although the malt character is complex (nutty almost with toffee and other good stuff), the finish is just weird. There's a bit of booze, a touch of a not ao great hop, and lingering yeast.

The mouthfeel is nice and it's easy to tell thus is a well crafted brew. It's mostly drinkable, save the weird notes.

And again, awesome bottle/bottlecap. Counts for extra points with collectors I bet.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 22:21:56 | More by afksports
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Frozensoul327

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy orange color with high levels of carbonation resulting in a huge head of dense foam. Left loads of lacing inside the glass.

S: Light aromas of citrusy pine notes, hop oils, sweet floral notes, and a minimal malt presence.

T: Very hoppy, but not over the top. One can see that numerous types of hops were thrown in this one, resulting in an exceptionally dry hop flavor, with minimal pine and citrus flavors. Light maltiness lingers in the background. If lots of different hops is what you're looking for this is likely the one. I must keep thinking that this is an ENGLISH IPA, not an American IPA, to which I am so used to and have grown to love. For the style, it's darn good.

M: Smooth, dry. That high level of carbonation took a shit in the mouthfeel dept, leaving little bubbliness on the palate. Easy to drink, and slightly crisp going down.

D: For the style, it's right on. Just don't have any pre-conceived notions of what you're getting. Worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2007 00:36:03 | More by Frozensoul327
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ojiikun

Washington

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the big 750 into a fairly large goblet. Body is fizzy, slightly hazy, perfectly neutral amber-orange. Head is as near as makes no difference to white and merengue stiff and fine. Simply incredible presentation, head-wise. Falls to rings and islands, leaving very open lace.

Smell is, surprisingly, somewhat lager-like at first. Yeast is forward, along with all the hops you'd expect. Smells dry - brut dry, even. Acrid hops, if not piney, somewhat leafy; no fruit. Maybe some green peppercorns. A good deal of booze for a medium avb. Ale-like nature of yeast comes out a little more when warm.

Taste is smooth to the point of being a little empty up front. Middle has some nice lightly toasty malts and tiny hints of honey. More vegetable-like than the nose. Some hints of fruit peel, more apple than orange. More than a little bit like a highly-hopped lager, again.

Mouthfeel is out of this world. Reminds me of something that's been nitro-gassed, but without the overbearing reminder that it's fleeting. So finely carbonated and so smooth, this could taste half as good and be a joy to swill.

Fortunately, this beer does actually taste quite good, so it's as drinkable as the sum of it's parts - quite a bit.

I've had a lot of beers that are 5's in smell or in taste, but this is by far the best feeling, best drinking brew I've ever had. The fact that it's still quite hoppy is a bonus you don't even appriciate until the thought hits you.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2007 04:45:46 | More by ojiikun
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Cascadia

Oregon

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Love the bottle, very classy look.
I thought this IPA was good, not great, but easy to drink and well balenced. English IPAs aren't my favs, so I'm biased, but I thought their Porter was better. Smells like citrus and fresh hops, tastes of grapefruit and floral hops, with a nicely balenced finish. Very easy to drink, the ABV is extremely hidden. I guess overall I'm more used to American IPAs, so this one didn't wow me, but like I said, I think their Porter is fantastic. Both are worth the purchase.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 03:51:24 | More by Cascadia
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Keith for sharing a bottle. This appears a classic hazy light orange with a tight white head. The hops and malt are a little too well blended and neither really stand out. I can tell there's a grassy/citrus mix and dry bready malts, but they're hard to pick apart. This sort of flavor reminds me more of a under-hopped pale ale. Otherwise this beer is very drinkable and overall tasty. I'd just want a little more from it.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2009 03:32:44 | More by tempest
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peacebone116

California

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into over-sized wine glass. Cloudy gold 1.5-cm head that recedes quickly to nothing but delicate and fine lacing around the rim of the glass.

N: Light nose. Hop forward--slight pine spice, with malt secondary; reminiscent of ripe plum--but all this is extremely subtle. The scent is somewhat disappointing for an IPA, even a British-style IPA.

T/M: Very dry, mustard-like taste from the pleasant balance of the hop notes and the medium malt backbone. Alcohol burn quickly pushes forward. Hopping is more evident in the taste (light, initial pine notes) than in the nose. Overall, I would describe the beer as dry and bitter-sweet.

This beer is a great example of the traditional English IPA. If you are looking for a West-Coast American-style IPA, you may be disappointed with this brew. However, this does allow the drinker to experience where the Western IPA brewers derive inspiration.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 19:19:02 | More by peacebone116
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Transcribed from undated notes.

A careful pour so as not to stir up the lees resulted in a finger of off-tan head with low retention. Color was a slightly hazy orangish-amber. Nose was faint and light with a malty/sugary presence. Mouthfeel was medium with a very malty-sweet taste on the tongue. Finish had a mostly sweet taste with a slight tang of hops on the extreme finish. It was a really mellow experience, like drinking hops tea. This would make a great entree into IPAs for those who may not yet be committed hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 00:48:52 | More by woodychandler
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AgentMunky

California

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a wine glass. Best before 08 July 2013.

A: A medium pour nets a huge head, pick, frothy, and moiling. The beer itself is fraught with carbonation, but surprisingly light and clear. Golden, with a light haze. Sketches of lacing.

S: Hops -- slightly astringent with a touch of pine -- and sweeter malts. Citrus?

T: Oh, yes, that's nice. Quite tart. Lots of citrus dominates upfront along with strong hops. The mouthfeel is smooth and round, but malts are all drowned out. The aftertaste is bitter, drying and lightly sour. Too lopsided to be great, but fun enough to be good.

M: Mediocre.

D: A good beer, but one of the best. I am a bit full -- perhaps I'd enjoy this beer more on a emptier stomach? No, probably not. If you want an English IPA, Meanwhile's a solid pick, but I wouldn't go out of my way to pick one up.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2010 23:33:43 | More by AgentMunky
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rarbring

Sweden

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A slightly hazy light amber/orange brew, an off-white head, little lacing and curtains.

The smell is much dry grass and hay, some nuts and forest fruits.

Initially some toffee and butter scotch, then citric and tropical fruits - rather modest, a distinct peel and grass bitterness.

Medium carbonation, a good body, somewhat coarse dryness.

A clean British IPA, solid and not exciting.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 17:57:14 | More by rarbring
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jujigatame

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Meantime IPA

From notes.

11.2 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Orange gold with a head that settles at about half a finger.

Smells a bit boozy. Floral hops and strong malt aroma.

Tastes quite malty for an IPA off the bat but I have to remind myself it’s not one of the American iterations I usually drink that are much more hop forward. There’s a bit caramel sweetness in here. Floral hops, a little grassy flavor and some mild fruit. Not much bitterness. Maybe a touch of some nutty flavor on the aftertaste? The alcohol I smelled at first is hardly there in the taste, though this is listed at 7.5%.

Nice smooth mouthfeel. Not very busy in terms of carbonation but it never feels flat. A little sense of drying at the end of the aftertaste.

This was a change of pace from my usual IPA haunts and I liked it. Nothing over the top or knocking your socks off but I felt completely satisfied with it at the end of the glass. One other thing to note was the bottle design with narrow neck and much wider base. It certainly is visually attractive compared to the usual beer bottle (a few non-beer drinkers told me as much when they saw it) but more than two of them would start taking up a fair bit more floor space in your fridge than standard bottles or cans.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 03:33:23 | More by jujigatame
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sinistrsam

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a copper/amber with moderate cloudiness and a small off-white head; rather foamy and left a good retention on the glass. When held up to the light ans swirled, a decent ammount of small bubbles could be seen.
Wonderfully hoppy aroma, with a LOT of vanilla, mild citrus and spice.
I couldn't really get into the flavor, I have to admit. It did have a hoppy punch but it wasn't really dominant, and nothing seemed ot take its place. Sour fruits, some vanilla, but nothing much besides that. Perhaps this is more of the English style I'm not used to?
Mouthfeel was more of the same. Came off watery with little bite from carbonation and a bitterness that rose slightly above the wateryness. I think I dislike the feel/taste mainly becasuse it reminds me of a pale ale I homebrewed last year, that went a little sour and watery after it was aged too long.
I do have a slight suspicion that maybe the bottle was bad? When I popped the cork, there was no 'pop'. I basically pulled the sucker out, no fanfare at all...might be the reason for little to no carbonation feeling.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2006 15:00:55 | More by sinistrsam
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mortarit

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

OK
I read alot of the reviews before I par tay in the cold stuff. It is interesting how some of the postings relate to your own experience. I am really glad because it brings out features I would otherwise miss.

It does have that English style tone to the sip. And yes it is my first English style IPA. At first I thought I wouldn't like it from past occassions. The English style is to mellow for me. But this has a great texture may I say to it.

Lacing is more noticeable.

Head retention is better than most beers.

The bottle is a spin off from what is really in it so it throws you off at first.

Good call!

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 04:22:10 | More by mortarit
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HardTarget

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle Inspection: The kids tell me the bottle lists 7.5% abv, the print is so fine my eyes weren’t up to the task. Big green champagne looking bottle brags of Fuggles and Golding hops.

Aroma: Perfumed, floral and earthy with a bit of coriander.

Appearance: Dark gold glass holds a fluffy white sticky head that leaves heavy lace.

Flavor: Mild, earthy English hops, but the Fuggles aren’t very strongly noted (thankfully, as I don’t care for the Fuggles). While hoppy, it’s not really bitter, just flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Low carb, not really as oily as other IPA’s.

Overall Impression: Mellow English IPA, easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2008 00:57:41 | More by HardTarget
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johnmichaelsen

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at Max's the other day.

The beer pours the expected amber mahogany color with fair head retention and minimal lacing. The beer smells fairly attractive, although it doesn't have the sort of aroma I now typically expect in an IPA. I get apple cider, apple and cherry aromas, with just a hint of citrus. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose, though the beer is a bit maltier and sweeter then I had expected. The beer is not the least bit heavy on the palate, and I was surprised to learn of the 7.5% abv. This beer is pretty easy to drink, but I really could wish for a bit more hoppy citrus to counter the sweet malt. Yes, I know this is an English style IPA, but I still think a bit more hoppy bitterness would improve it.

A solid beer, but just not what I'm looking for in an IPA any more.

Serving type: on-tap

10-04-2008 15:49:23 | More by johnmichaelsen
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tai4ji2x

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

RE-REVIEW

11.2oz brown glass bottle. L81972

light amber. thin swirls of yeast towards the end of the bottle. sudsy head recedes to wispy suds. nice lacing, especially later down the glass.

light, fruity citrus aroma, with gentle sweet caramel and apple.

flavorwise, the citrus zest is fruity. some resinous pine. nice caramelization, but ever so slightly watery. moderate, crisp bitterness is met by slightly phenols in the finish, which is slightly distracting.

smooth, sliightly thin or watery, with light resinous finish accentuating the phenols again. lively carbonation has moments of fluffiness.

eh... the phenols are distracting. it's still also just a tad too sweet for my tastes.

appearance score is raised 3.0 -> 4.5, but the taste and mouthfeel are each cut down by half points.

>>>>>>>>>>>>
OLD REVIEW 07/14/08

750ml dark green bottle w/cork; batch # 80434 1014

poured into shaped pint glass.

very light pale amber, relatively clear. good head, but soon fades to wisps, then mostly just ring. lacing doesn't stick.

grassy english hop aroma, approaching pine and citrus fruitiness. toasted malts are faint. whiff of bready yeast and peach or apple.

taste is very malty sweet with fruit character, somewhat like apple. hops are flavorful, herbal and grassy, melding with fruitiness from yeast and caramel sweetness from malt. bitterness is moderate, a bit weak even, but manages to help with a balanced finish that also gives a trace of phenols.

not too watery, relatively smooth. moderate carbonation.

perhaps a bit too sweet, and frankly i still want more hops, "english" or not.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2009 01:52:24 | More by tai4ji2x
India Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
88 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.