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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

511 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 33
Gots: 10 | 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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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%

Poured from a 750ml caged & corked bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, honey, citrus and a good amount of hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of caramel, honey and citrus. Then a hearty malt character comes in. The hops presence is a bit subdued for the style but it’s complementary and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid beer to drink for a long time if you want an IPA with less of an edge than most.

04-02-2014 03:01:07 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Matt2509

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-30-2014 13:00:32 | More by Matt2509
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.3%

11.2 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Some citrus fruitiness, pungent, floral, toasted, and caramel malts.

Taste: Herbal, citrus, chewy toasted malts, and sweet caramel to balance things out. Mild tingly bitterness in the rear.

Mouthfeel: A bit smooth, chewy, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: For an EIPA, this is probably the best one that I have had so far. Hoppy, herbal, malty, and delicious.

03-28-2014 06:26:13 | More by Flounder57
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duckspeak

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-27-2014 22:52:44 | More by duckspeak
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

03-23-2014 14:19:08 | More by afsdan
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Furley80

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-21-2014 19:59:56 | More by Furley80
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bundy462

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.3%

03-21-2014 19:58:51 | More by bundy462
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KolbMarley

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-20-2014 16:24:24 | More by KolbMarley
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ckollias

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

03-11-2014 01:36:27 | More by ckollias
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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

03-07-2014 02:50:55 | More by threedaggers
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TapHeadBrewing

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

02-23-2014 20:09:24 | More by TapHeadBrewing
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ItsYourBoyBlue

California

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-23-2014 11:04:36 | More by ItsYourBoyBlue
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patra7

Greece

3.78/5  rDev -3.3%

Appearance: Hazy, light orange color (darker oranger with the final pour), with a decent light beige head.
Smell: Something malty, oily and ...cheesy (in a positive way) complemented / balanced out by a certain kind of hoppy freshness.
Taste: Similar balanced taste; very pleasant.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth texture.
Drinkability/Overall: Very pleasant beer; complemented very well (after initial sips) with mature cheddar and blue cheese.

P.S. My bottle's label mentioned a 7.4% abv; not 7.5% as mentioned in the description above.

02-18-2014 22:59:48 | More by patra7
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rmank

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

02-08-2014 00:54:14 | More by rmank
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ryanpj

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.3%

02-07-2014 23:46:24 | More by ryanpj
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-20-2014 12:46:06 | More by Schmoog
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-12-2014 13:53:19 | More by dcbeers
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

01-10-2014 20:43:43 | More by ahbaggins
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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.89/5  rDev -0.5%

11.2 oz bottle poured into a small milkshake pilsner glass. Best before 24 01 15. Date stamp of L132053 13 56.

Appearance: Hazy golden-amber. Thin off-white head. Some small islands and strands of persistent lacing, especially towards the bottom of the glass.

Smell: Lemon, malt, some herbal hops.

Taste: Pleasantly hoppy and bitter. Solid malt backbone with some notes of honey in the sweetness. A floral finish.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, chewy, a bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: For the price of a small bottle, not something I would buy again. Good, but not amazing. However, if it were on cask in the UK at a lower price, I think I would definitely have another. A beer for savoring, and all the flavors come out at proper British beer temperatures. Let it warm up a bit to get the aromas and tastes. So a good beer overall, but rather expensive to have often or to drink a lot of.

01-04-2014 23:51:07 | More by damndirtyape
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MrLacinak

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

12-30-2013 19:05:19 | More by MrLacinak
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-27-2013 19:18:52 | More by Dolfan907
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AardvarkJohnson

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -74.4%

12-18-2013 14:05:10 | More by AardvarkJohnson
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

12-17-2013 15:05:44 | More by jaxon53
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Beerswag

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

12-15-2013 21:41:32 | More by Beerswag
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innominat

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-15-2013 15:56:39 | More by innominat
India Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
88 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.