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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

518 Ratings
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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 339
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 34
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-12-2005)
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Photo of damndirtyape
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

damndirtyape, Jan 04, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

MrLacinak, Dec 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Dolfan907, Dec 27, 2013
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1/5  rDev -74.4%

AardvarkJohnson, Dec 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

jaxon53, Dec 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Beerswag, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

innominat, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -36.1%

tmzl, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

bishopdc0, Nov 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

cjpalist, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Danny1217, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

BuckeyeFaninMI, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Sspeer1, Oct 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.3%

Lelampp, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of rangerred
3.84/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

rangerred, Sep 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

dreichus, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

jucifer1818, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

heytomcat, Sep 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

fionn13, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Budinetz, Aug 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

harpus, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

SexxxPanther, Aug 20, 2013
India Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
88 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.