Imperial Pale Ale (IPA) | Milestone Brewing Company

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Imperial Pale Ale (IPA)Imperial Pale Ale (IPA)

Brewed by:
Milestone Brewing Company
England, United Kingdom

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 12-19-2007

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Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by kmacphail:
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3.74/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried a bottle of this after purchasing a mix case direct from the brewery.

The beer poured an amber-gold colour with a white head, but as with the other beers I have tried from this brewery they offer almost no head retention, even compared to other bottled beers.

The nose is dominated by hops, this is quite a bitter smelling beer with a hint of citrus and a very fresh smell. Really quite pleasant.

The beer didn't taste as bitter as I expected an initial burst of hops with a biscuit and nutty taste, very smooth to drink. A dry finish left a nice lingering hoppy taste.

An average body for an IPA and a very well balanced taste made this extremely drinkable, too drinkable perhaps as my wife enjoyed it (she normally won't touch beer). Not for the die hard hop heads about, but a very pleasant pint nonetheless.

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Photo of wl0307
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted by a half-pint at the Market Porter, next to the Borough Market in London, on 19 Feb. 2007; hand-pulled w/o the aid of a sparkler.

A: a clear, bright reddish-amber hue comes with a thin white foam and very low carbonation.
S: the buttery & sulphurous note with a savoury-sweet edge prevails, leaving pale malts and orangey hops behind. For an IPA, the aroma is rather simplistic, despite the struggling contribution of the malt body.
T: bitter-sweet malty, savoury, buttery, and lemony-hoppy… mildly sour-ish and tannic bitterness gradually develops, leaving a tangy citric aftertaste to mingle with the equally lingering biscuity maltiness.
M&D: the overall flavour shows a good length of hop bitterness and a rough balance b/w hops and malts, alas it’s still boring or too ordinary to be a tasty PA, let alone a fuller IPA…

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Photo of Craigale
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Imperial Pale Ale (IPA) from Milestone Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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