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London Pale Ale - Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London Pale AleLondon Pale Ale

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

hoppecatania, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of woosterbill
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Crawford St Beehive into a half pint.

A: Pale, clear amber body with plenty of super-fine bubbles rising to replenish a creamy of-white head. Good retention and lacing. Quite nice.

S: Floral, herbal, slightly piney hops are foremost, backed up by just a touch of bready malt. Very clean and inviting. Lovely.

T: Dry, nutty malt and solidly leafy, herbal hops mesh perfectly on the way to a clean, bitter finish. Great balance, very refreshing.

M: Medium body, slightly prickly carbonation. Not as soft as it could be.

O: Terrific little EPA. I could be very happy drinking multiple pints of such a flavorful, balanced, and refreshing pale ale. Good stuff.


woosterbill, Jun 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

harripat, Jun 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

BrazilianAussie, Feb 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

askeladden, Jul 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

IMZep, Aug 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Light and hoppy. Served a bit too cold on draught though which kills some of the flavour

Scottiezee, Oct 17, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +10.8%

Jerseyislandbeer, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of bark
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

The colour is medium amber - the liquid is clear although some small dark crumbs pours out of the bottle in the end. The high compact head is warm off-white.

The smell is medium strong; flowery somewhat bitter notes dominates. Butter, apricot jam and a fine bitterness.

The taste is bitter and flowery with lots of hoppy flavours: Fresh fruits, butter, cloudberries and raspberry jam. The malt is more distinct in the aftertaste with a very carefully roasted semis-sweet flavour, dark rye bread and walnuts. But there are also some hoppy/bitter flavours. Fuggles? Most probably Fuggles.

The carbonation is surprisingly strong for the style. The liquid is mid-smooth.

Meantime says something like "London - the home of the English Pale Ale" and this one pretty much sums up the style in a discreet way, at least the bottled substyle.

bark, Jan 15, 2009
Photo of mdagnew
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
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
Photo of GBalbin
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
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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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Gregaroo, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

weaselchew, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Nodeps, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Bobhoya, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

MEP, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

MrCritic, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Beerstorian, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

hansavijaticar, Apr 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

cornchz, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

sleazo, Dec 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

dalecooper, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Hoppsbabo
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber with strings of bubbles. Small off-white head.

S: Floral hops. Citrus. Caramel.

T: Dry, woody and earthy, which I like, but it's quite acidic. Has some of that prickly ginger quality. Fudge and toffee as it warms. Quite strong lemonade in the immediate aftertaste. Admittedly I cracked it open when it was too chilled. As it's warmed it's become a lot more personable. It gets earthier, and nothing turns me on more than earthy beer.

M: Almost creamy. Kind of weird but maybe I'm just being nitpicky.

O: Not bad, just make sure it's closer to room temperature than chilled.

Hoppsbabo, Oct 02, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pleasant, slighlty cloudy gold with a thin white head.

Light bready malts, pleasant citrus fruit hops. Good malt body, light hops. Nice biscuity, yeasty taste. Smooth natural carbonation, light body. I think the carbonation could be a bit more powerful, but overall not too bad. Great session beer.

BDTyre, Nov 25, 2011
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London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
84 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.