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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

503 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 339
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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rangerred

Tennessee

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottles into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy medium gold with a one finger white head. Head quickly fades into just a tiny cap with some small splotches of lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is unique from many IPA's I have had. There is some orange and pineapple along with a bit of spice. Some grass and tree bark lending a very Earthy character. Even a touch of roast and wood. Pretty nice.

The flavor continues the earth, woody themes. There is just a small amount of orange but the majority of the flavor is grass, hay, and woods. There is a slight dankness just complimenting the Earth. Bitterness is on the moderate side with a slightly sweet, sticky finish. The flavor, I feel, fades out a little too quickly and I would like it to be a little punchier.

Overall, a pretty decent English IPA from a good brewery in England. I would really like to try some more of this brewery's beers.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Slightly dulled amber. Great big foamy slightly off-white head.

S: Soapy bathwatery hops.

T: A harsh backbone of bitterness and burned toast. Not a lot of fruit character. Soapy/bathwatery hops in the mouth after swallowing.

O: I'm sure it's well made but I'm really not keen on it. There's no way I could finish a bottle to myself.

Serving type: bottle

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Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%

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Estonia

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Ohio

4/5  rDev +2%

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Ohio

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Illinois

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Nevada

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brewski09

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the special Meantime bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

A - The beer pours an amber/orange with a light, fluffy head that quickly dissipates and disappears. Brilliantly clear with a beautiful color.

S - Pine, toffee, caramel sweetness, a hint of honey maybe. Not a ton of depth to the hop character, but I think this is appropriate for an English IPA. Also not a lot of malts. Very restrained.

T - bitterness, floral hops, not piney like an American hop would be, but it does have a curious pine character to it. Less resiny and more like the pine needles.

M - The mouthfeel is sharp. Partially from the bitterness, and partially from what appears to be a high carbonation volume.

O - I think this is a good beer to the style, but it isn't really for me. I'll have to try their other beers available in my area.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 01:19:41 | More by brewski09
India Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
88 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.