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Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned) - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Sigmund on 07-21-2009)
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Reviews by cattersley:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This has sat in the cellar for 1.5 years now, golden brown colour, pours nicely, little head left. Aroma very low citrus and hop notes... This is a very smooth ale, and IPA though, the abv is a little low for my liking but fits the defined range, but more so, the hop note as per tongue feel is low. This is a clean beer, fine in taste, I don't no, I was expecting a little more from this though.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2012 02:19:05 | More by cattersley
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-09-2014 19:35:47 | More by jscal10
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4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm reviewing it here because that's the right abv.
Pours clear golden, one finger compact white head with nice retention.
Smells like a typical EIPA, caramel and biscuit, honey, infused with mild citrus hops, maybe a bit more on the sweet malty side.
Starts with buttered malts, biscuits, caramel, with a touch of fruit jam, orange peel and some grapefruit. Some floral hints too. Malt backbone stands up even when hit by the dry grassy hops, very English, with dry leaves and some tobacco and bitter grass going past the finish, along with some faint sweet citrus.
A tiny bit buttery, body somewhere between light and medium, as is the carbonation.
Easy to drink, maybe a bit boring for big hop fanatics, but has that Fuller's "session" quality.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 13:52:02 | More by dcmchew
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3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it in Hungary.

A - Very beautiful honey color. Lots of bubbles at first. White foam, but do not last to long.
S - Mostly dark honey with some orange aroma.
T/M - A bit more carbonation in the glass. Again sweetness from malt, honey. Excellent bitterness, and bitter aftertaste. Nothing else.

O - Decent IPA, will drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2014 16:10:16 | More by djura
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-02-2014 14:58:45 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-14-2014 08:21:05 | More by FadetoBock
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-23-2014 12:55:09 | More by RaphaelSC
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

04-11-2014 18:20:35 | More by Lgarciaosuna
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes:

Smell mainly malty.
Lovely prickly fine grained bottle-conditioned carbonation.
Taste dry on the tongue, surrounded by fruits/dried fruits and a hint of bitterness followed by a lovely bitter finish. Tastes merge, there's an ebb and flow from one taste to another all bound up with that lovely prickly bottle-conditioned carbonation.

This is probably the first IPA I've drunk - certainly the first since I discovered the joys of tasting and really savouring beers. Let's just say I can see what all the fuss is about ;-)

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2014 20:41:30 | More by Tomais
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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

03-26-2014 22:44:13 | More by Jadan
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-11-2014 17:10:32 | More by the_danish_swede
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-06-2013 18:07:50 | More by Eir
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-20-2013 22:49:23 | More by pipinmalikonj
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Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

10-21-2013 19:53:18 | More by hansavijaticar
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United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

10-09-2013 19:04:24 | More by wl0307
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

08-31-2013 16:47:24 | More by TheBrk
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

08-06-2013 13:34:44 | More by rredshift
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

08-03-2013 21:53:45 | More by nygannon
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4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper, slightly cloudy, tonnes of fine bubbled carbonation, a finger of slightly yellow coloured creamy head. Nice lacing.

S: Caramel, popcorn, buttery, toffee, slightly fruity.

T: Caramel, popcorn, buttery, toffee, slightly fruity, then a sudden hit of light (as compared to American IPA’s) grapefruit pith, but it fades into a all these flavours and a dull lingering bitterness which is slightly in the background. Almost a bit of green olive.

M: Medium bready body, low foamy fine bubbled carbonation.

O: Well rounded, delicious and drinkable beer with a great bottle and label by a great company. Would pair with anything greasy, slightly spicy food.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 15:22:27 | More by patre_tim
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3.51/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

0.5 litre bottle in pint glass. Nice white head, and loads of bubbles. Head settles to a small layer quite fast. Color is a light gold, almost pilsner.

Smell: Subtle fruits and a bit earthy, yeasty. A tree right after it has rained. Malts.

Taste: It starts with light malts, then some yeast, hoppy bitterness with a slight touch of citrus. Again something earthy. Some apricots, sour peaches. Later it gets a bit more spicy, but everything stays subtle.

Mouth: dry. Good carbonation, and very drinkable. This really wants to go down.

Overall: yeah this is a nice beer. Very balanced, but also quite light. For me it's missing something. It's not cheap here, and for the price I'd choose something else most of the time I think. But there's really nothing wrong with this beer either.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 19:44:47 | More by Maakun
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

06-10-2013 15:22:48 | More by Miha
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

05-24-2013 14:10:38 | More by KStark
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

05-05-2013 19:12:26 | More by pkenkman
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-20-2013 21:10:33 | More by hayesjw
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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Amber color, nice creamy head.

S - Clean and crisp, hopsy.

T - Mainly - hopsy. There are some caramel and citrus notes

M - Medium bodied, wet on the finish. Very Refreshing

O - Very nice beer, but it would be better if there were more hopsy bitterness

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 18:00:13 | More by Alex-by
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Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned) from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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