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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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very good

64 Ratings
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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sigmund on 07-21-2009)
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Photo of Tomais


4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

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 ;-)

04-07-2014 20:41:30 | More by Tomais
Photo of Jadan


2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

03-26-2014 22:44:13 | More by Jadan
Photo of the_danish_swede


3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

01-11-2014 17:10:32 | More by the_danish_swede
Photo of Eir


4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-06-2013 18:07:50 | More by Eir
Photo of pipinmalikonj

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
Photo of patre_tim


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
Photo of Maakun


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
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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%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-20-2013 10:31:12 | More by jacothom
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

01-14-2013 16:41:25 | More by BILF
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Ontario (Canada)

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
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

12-13-2012 23:34:58 | More by Iztok
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

11-17-2012 00:36:48 | More by fionn13
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-03-2012 02:14:07 | More by Polasiuss
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Ontario (Canada)

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.