Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned) - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
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4.03/5 rDev +3.9%
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 ;-)
04-07-2014 20:41:30 | More by Tomais
4.2/5 rDev +8.2%
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.
06-30-2013 15:22:27 | More by patre_tim
3.51/5 rDev -9.5%
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.
06-16-2013 19:44:47 | More by Maakun
4.01/5 rDev +3.4%
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
01-26-2013 18:00:13 | More by Alex-by
1.6/5 rDev -58.8%
Plus side: Nice deep orange color. Thick and opaque. Smells malty and sweet like a Fullers.
Overall: Total disappointment. A very "dead" beer. Tiny head, large bubbles, almost non existent lacing. More sour than bitter. Was there hops in here?... I couldn't tell. Certainly wouldn't have survived the boat ride to india. Could be more suitably labeled a plain old pale ale.
Nice to look at but if you plan on doing more than smelling it you'd best grab something else.
Gets a 1.5 for being better than a budweiser.
01-20-2013 02:08:38 | More by Brew-Nerd
3.48/5 rDev -10.3%
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.
12-28-2012 02:19:05 | More by Electros
3.98/5 rDev +2.6%
Props to joecgrath27 for including in my recent Hop Box delivery.
A - Pours a clear golden colour, finger of head with se retention and some sporadic lacing.
S - Scent is a tad mild, but some buttery caramel comes through alongside some leafy greens and hints of citrus.
T - The buttery caramel comes through off the top, nice subtle earthy hop notes, musty greens and a touch of citrus bitterness.
M - Medium bodied, smooth and wet on the finish.
O - A tasty brew and certainly fits the flavour profile of the style, offering a nice balance between hops and malts. Well worth a try and definitely glad it was included in my latest shipment.
10-24-2012 00:52:30 | More by andrenaline
Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned) from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
87 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.