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Southampton Burton IPA | Southampton Publick House

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3.5/5
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Southampton Burton IPASouthampton Burton IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House
New York, United States
publick.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kendo on 04-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,654
Reviews:
53
Ratings:
225
pDev:
12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
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Ratings: 225 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of Skellbop
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VoxRationis
3.69/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Originally served at Crooked Ladder Brewery, recently acquired by Southampton Brewery into a conical pint glass. Recently retried out of a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a Weissbier glass
A: Pours dark amber with a half inch off white head and solid lacing all the way down the glass.
S: The nose is floral and spicy with strong caramel malt notes.
T: Palate follows nose with citrus (more grapefruit than orange) and caramel, perhaps overbalanced by solid bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with good carbonation and crisp finish.
O: A bit more consistent with an East Coast than an English style IPA. Solidly well made.

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Photo of EMH73
3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewBest
4.3/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From one of New York state's best regarded breweries comes a 6.50% ABV "British India pale ale." I nabbed a bottle of this at a Whole Paycheck in Manhattan for $1.99 (per 12 fl oz).

APPEARANCE: Pours a fluffy off-white cap of good retention (~5-7 minutes) atop a clean clear copper body of average vibrance. Pretty standard fare for the style, with no unique or special attributes.

AROMA: More malty than many an IPA, with a very appealing toasty bend to it, indicating a nice selection of English malts. Caramalt, biscuit malt, pale malts. I get classic hop notes like muted citrusy rind, floral notes, a blip of hop oils, and hewn grass, along with some vague fruity notes. Estery English yeast. Bitterness doesn't seem as well balanced as would be ideal, with that rindy note seeming to punch through the malt sweetness. Pleasant and perfumey, promising a balanced English IPA with a limited depth of flavour.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Has a somewhat soft medium-bodied mouthfeel that coats the palate, emphasizing what little hop oils are present nicely, The rindy bitterness is nicely balanced out by the pleasant toasty English malt backbone, which is well-executed, replete with malty notes of biscuit, caramalt, and pale malts. Fruity esters from the yeast lend additional complexity to this otherwise straightforward ale. Some floral and fruity hop notes throughout. Slightly bready.

A bit too much bitterness does get past the malty sweetness in the third act bleeding into the finish, leaving the aftertaste a bit off-putting. Balance could be better dialed in.

Well-carbonated, slightly coarse, wet, unrefreshing.

OVERALL: A serviceable stab at an English IPA from the competent cats over at Southampton, Burton IPA is a little too bitter but most will find it pleasant and drinkable. I wouldn't seek it out at $1.99 a bottle (especially with American IPAs available for better prices and with more interesting hop profiles), but I'm glad I tried it once. No egregious faults, nor any unique or special characteristics.

High C (3.00) / AVERAGE

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Photo of dgmirelli
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

from bottle poured in glass, the most average offering.....remarkably this was the only offering in a bar for a craft beer. underwhelming and will not seek again.

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Photo of cbcrunch
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
A thicky, frothy off white head drops slowly with abundant lacing. Color is hazy yellow-light amber with moderate streaming carbonation. Aroma of citrus rind and earthy hops and turned fruit, along with white bread dough. Medium bodied with a damp finish. Flavors of citrus rind, grapefruit, floral, along white bread and raisin in the background. A good English style IPA.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bitterbill
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear copper with plenty of foam sitting on top.

Smells of caramel malt, fruity, with a pleasant bitterness.

Kinda sweet and bready from the malt, hops bring fruity and flowery flavours.

Bottle has 06A16 stamped; I reckon that would be a best before vs bottled on date.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Bluecrow
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AD17
3.66/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jcorn
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ojingeo
4.27/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jhutt
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samp01
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice amber with a small white head on the pour. Aroma is fruity with caramel malt notes. Taste is fruity, caramel malt, some toasted grains followed by some herbal hops bitterness. Palate is medium body with good carbonation, light crisp mouth feel. Finishes with a nice caramel malt flavor, fruity, some grains and mild citrus herbal hops for balance. It a good British style IPA for drinking.

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Photo of breardon1776
3.47/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Good IPA. Pale amber and very clear. Not much head or lacing.
Decent smell. Average taste and feel. Good with chicken and soul food.
I will have again but just average.

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Photo of cosmo4u
3.28/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours with an amber color, crystal clear with desent carbonation. The head is smallish and white leaving some lacing. Aroma is mostly malt based with hints of hops and minerals. Taste is really good. Balance malts and hops that have a bitter and sweet aspect, sweet and sour. A very good EIPA.

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Photo of cavedave
3.45/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy light amber pour, with a short lived finger of off white foam.

Spice and citrus hops, light caramel, and a juicy fruitiness to the aroma that wake up the taste buds.

Nice hit of EKG right off the bat,with some caramel and nice bready malt. There is almost a fruit juice component, but not a specific flavor. It ends with that nice slow burn on palate of spicy English hops.

Full bodied, low carb., medium viscosity, highly refreshing, with an okay finish that could use a little zing.

Nice beer, nothing special, a decent try at an EIPA. Recommended for those who like mellower English style IPA.

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Photo of Justindemino
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dandaugherty1221
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alostplot
3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Casterbridge
3.61/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greywulfken
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium gold beer with a big head. not quite clear, some lace trailed down the glass. Citric and floral and relatively plush-feeling. Sweetness and bitterness in harmony. Nice balance between the warm malts and gentle hops - bitterness is mild and weighed against the fruitness.

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Southampton Burton IPA from Southampton Publick House
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 225 ratings
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