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Fuller's India Pale Ale - Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's India Pale AleFuller's India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
88
very good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 29
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-22-2001)
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clarknova

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-25-2013 21:48:14 | More by clarknova
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

06-01-2013 19:31:38 | More by schnarr84
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SpruceMoose

Australia

3.93/5  rDev +0.3%

Bloody hell, is it IPA time again? Suppose that's not necessarily a bad thing though. After experimenting with various American double IPAs in the last week or so, I was compelled to break the chain of Americana with Fullers' addition to the scene. As the result of going through a massive phase last year of drinking nothing but London Pride for two weeks, it's safe to say that I hold Fullers and its products in high reverence. But can they match their reputation with the IPA? Time to find out.

Serving Type: 500ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: A copper, ruby-red body with a slightly tan-coloured head. The head retains itself quite well and laces sparingly down the glass as it disappears. Nothing terribly fascinating, but certainly not unpleasant.

Smell: Overwhelmingly hoppy, with aromas of Goldings and Fuggles being the most obvious. Some malt is noticeable with a large inhalation.

Taste: An initial hoppy bitterness transforms after two or three seconds into a deep malt finish, not dissimilar to Greene King or several other English IPAs. Sweetness and bitterness is balanced very well. Hats off lads.

Mouthfeel: Pretty much what one would expect from an English IPA - moderate-to-light carbonation and a moderately dense body. Easily sessionable.

Overall: A great addition to the IPA scene by the English brewing giants. Probably not a candidate for the finest IPA out there, but it deserves praise for the balance of malt and bitterness that so many breweries fail to achieve.

05-26-2013 13:23:08 | More by SpruceMoose
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apanloco

Sweden

4/5  rDev +2%

05-14-2013 13:37:57 | More by apanloco
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innominat

Ireland

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

04-07-2013 14:51:33 | More by innominat
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BGsWo22

New York

3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

03-20-2013 22:36:24 | More by BGsWo22
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Beerman1977

Austria

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-19-2013 08:57:44 | More by Beerman1977
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Herky21

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

03-11-2013 23:58:18 | More by Herky21
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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

03-10-2013 20:41:06 | More by spycow
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4/5  rDev +2%

03-03-2013 21:38:54 | More by Ciocanelu
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KingSlayer

California

4/5  rDev +2%

02-28-2013 18:56:59 | More by KingSlayer
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Poupae

Thailand

5/5  rDev +27.6%

02-25-2013 11:25:58 | More by Poupae
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

02-25-2013 01:22:49 | More by bigred89
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matjack85

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-31-2013 21:51:03 | More by matjack85
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev +2%

01-29-2013 13:03:58 | More by DmanGTR
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Mattias

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

01-26-2013 22:32:46 | More by Mattias
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BeerLover99

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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triskadekaphobia

Ireland

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

01-15-2013 16:55:14 | More by triskadekaphobia
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Hultkrantz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

01-14-2013 23:54:29 | More by Hultkrantz
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BILF

Israel

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

01-14-2013 16:39:09 | More by BILF
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mndlssphlsphr

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +5.4%

The brown color with an orange twist has a spark of flavor right from the start. The smell was refreshing and happily hoppy. I had a nice mouthful of the brew to refresh my lack of a quality IPA given my location, and it is cheaper to buy here (Panama) than it is back home in Her Majesty's kingdom.

01-14-2013 13:13:38 | More by mndlssphlsphr
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TubaManJack

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

12-28-2012 02:22:41 | More by TubaManJack
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -23.5%

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Australia

4/5  rDev +2%

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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2%

10-20-2012 23:36:12 | More by schopenhauerale
Fuller's India Pale Ale from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
88 out of 100 based on 227 ratings.