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London Pale Ale - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London Pale AleLondon Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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70 Ratings
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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Pale Ale |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 08-04-2008)
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Reviews by Baileyuk:
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Baileyuk

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev +2.7%

A - Very slightly cloudy orange with a fair head that faded very quickly. Lacing was also fairly weak.

S - Not a ton going on, has a yeasty smell. Faintly similar to a womens private area (sorry closest comparison)

T - Good, Grapefruit taste which i dislike but for scoring is ignored as it is my problem. Other than that malts dominate and hops take a back seat.

M - Medium mouthfeel, light carbonation that went nicely with the beer.

D - It was easy to drink (minus the grapefruit) and at 4.3% is easy on the brain. That said I would not call it a session beer.

09-01-2008 01:49:19 | More by Baileyuk
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kaneel

France

3/5  rDev -18.9%

08-10-2014 10:57:23 | More by kaneel
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innominat

Ireland

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Korea (South)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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Italy

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-25-2014 19:35:39 | More by wewantbeer
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-16-2013 14:51:34 | More by Pelicanrocks
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Gregaroo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

07-04-2014 01:05:47 | More by Gregaroo
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harripat

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

08-21-2013 22:56:09 | More by JohnQVD
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Brazil

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

02-25-2012 01:58:24 | More by BrazilianAussie
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-04-2012 20:05:38 | More by Amalak
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.33/5  rDev -10%

Half pint in the Greenwich Union, Meantime Breweries tap house: I gave a bottle of this beer an overall score of 3.98 back in Feb 2010; the on-tap version didn’t do so well.

Bright and clear, the amber body looked clean and inviting; the off-white head didn’t hang around or give off much lacing. The aromas rising from the glass were of floral, fruity hops (is this dry hopped after brewing I wonder?).

Hops dominate the flavour, bitter and fairly sharp tasting, almost leaning towards an over hopped pilsner in its feel and body depth. It didn’t really do it for me, well carbonated, in fact too well, hence my pilsner comment: not the best Meantime beer by a long way.

10-31-2011 11:12:06 | More by BlackHaddock
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-27-2013 20:02:08 | More by vinicole
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GBalbin

Brazil

4.05/5  rDev +9.5%

Very tasty beer, however, reminded me a lot IPA due to large amount of hops used in the recipe. Aroma: hop (intense), malt, orange, and maybe a bit of roasted malt. Flavor is also very hopped, bitter, malty and floral. Light carbonation. Beautiful bottle and label.

08-20-2010 17:57:28 | More by GBalbin
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Dylonious

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -18.9%

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askeladden


4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

07-13-2012 11:09:47 | More by askeladden
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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rarbring

Sweden

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

The brew is clear light amber, has an off-white head with good lacing and small curtains.

Smelling of honey. grass and pears.

The taste starts with bread and honey, toffee, then some pears and also peaches.

Medium carbonation, small bubbles, a fresh texture, medium body and a light dry finish.

A good fruity pale ale, sessionable.

05-02-2012 16:31:51 | More by rarbring
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%

500ml bottle bought from Sainsbury's...

Poured a golden orange / amber colour... Slightly off white head poured fairly foamy then faded quite quickly to thin layer... Some patchy lacing...

Aroma - Juicy fruits (oranges, grapefruits, pears) mixed with good caramel maltiness, some pine and grassy hops, biscuity notes, some floral honey...

Taste - Good juicy hop bitterness, nice biscuit and sweetish caramel malts, spicy fruits (oranges, grapefruits, some peach), peppery, honey, maybe some slight metallic notes, very light nutty sweetness just about coming through...

Feel - Quite sharp and dry. Light body... Supremely quaffable and refreshing - i could happily drink this all evening...

Overall - An excellent pale ale that reminded me of Sierra Nevada PA.... Another excellent brew from Meantime... recommended...

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United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Oregon

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%

Appearance: orangey copper, good clarity, VOLUMINOUS head (a bit hard to pour, actually), great head retention, lacey

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Mouthfeel: medium-light body, lively carbonation, minerally, gassy

Other comments: A very lively beer, both in taste and in look. Nice level of hoppiness, not overpowering, makes it quite more-ish.

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Pennsylvania

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London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
84 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.