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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
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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | 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 smanders:
Photo of smanders
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the bar in the St. Ermin's hotel, Westminster London, UK.

Appearance: a clear amber with a solid head.

Aroma: slight notes of spicy hops followed closely by the sweetness of sugar/malt/fruit.

Taste: excellent balance of fruit, spice, and herbs. Very little bitterness.

Mouthfeel: light

Drinkability: you could drink a dozen of these without thinking. A great session beer that would satisfy.

smanders, May 22, 2014
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3.33/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

BlackHaddock, Oct 31, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

GBalbin, Aug 20, 2010
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

rarbring, May 02, 2012
Photo of mdagnew
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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...

mdagnew, Aug 04, 2008
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Nodeps, Nov 15, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Aroma: whiskey malt, piney hops, berries, caramel, orange blossom honey, chalk, soap

Flavor: the dry malt backbone carries a pithy, piney hop flavor onto your palate; hints of iron, grapefruit juice, and bitter orange marmalade; finishes dry with a lingering hop bitterness

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

GreenCard, Aug 31, 2008
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London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
84 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.