Southampton Burton IPA | Southampton Publick House

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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:
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Added by Kendo on 04-27-2012

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Reviews:
52
Ratings:
222
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
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Reviews: 52 | Ratings: 222
Photo of Guuggysdad
2.78/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance/color good on pour (amber). Not much head. Smell is okay, but not really what I would consider typical of a good, craft IPA (ala Dogfish Head 60, Stone, BP Sculpin, or Lagunitas). Not really hoppy either. Would likely have a more mainstream appeal than to a hop-head or someone with a taste for a solid IPA. The closest comparison that I have would be Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale.

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Photo of Jimmys
2.94/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle into Hardywood Park tulip. no bottled on date.

A: hazy caramel hued body. head is slightly off-white and frothy. retention is good with very good lacing.

S: caramel aroma. fruity. kinda smells like apple juice. perhaps acetaldehyde? a little bit of herbal bitterness, but nothing substantial.

T: slight bitterness throughout. a earthy hop flavor goes along with it. sweet grain provides backbone, but no more than your typical american IPA.

M: moderate carb on a medium body.

D: i feel like this example may not have been the freshest, but it is a shame when there is no bottle conditioning to let the customer know! the acetaldehyde in the nose definitely threw me off as i felt some late kettle, or even dry hopping, additions would have really helped this brew out. not a great example of a not so great style to begin with.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
2.99/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A-Pours a clear, dark copper color. Big, fluffy, doughy head. The color of the head is almost straw. Good lace.

S-Firstly, malt sets the tone. Caramel and sweet dough.Not sure about the freshness of this one. The hops are dull, herbal and a bit grass with light candied citrus.

T-Tastes old but maybe that's just because its an EIPA. Herbal and tea-like hops are mostly overshadowed by the rich malt. Sweet doughy malt. Then a surprising bitterness sets in. I get some offputting metal too.

M-Medium bodied with growing bitterness. Took me a while to finish the first bottle.

O/D-Did not like this one very much. Needs more hop! A bland cup of suds.

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Photo of kojevergas
3/5  rDev -15.5%
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 -14.6%
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 tone77
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a caramel color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some hops are present. Taste is bitter, some piney hops, a bit of malts, not a lot of flavor other than bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall I found this to be a mediocre beer.

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Photo of russpowell
3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

No discernible dating on this bottle. If it is this beer is any where near the years listed on the label, it's vinegar...

Pours a hazed amber with a thumb of cream colored head. Never cleared up, good head retention & above average lacing

S: Pears, figs, no hint of hops other than some woodyness

T: Follows the nose, woody hops & mineral dryness, also leafy hops up front. More figgy notes , leafy & woody hops, figs & pears as this warms. Finishes dry & fruity & more like an ESB, some mineral dryness

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, decent balance

I like the concept, had a few burton IPAs over in England; this just seems like a very muted version, drinkable, but not worth buying

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Photo of cosmicevan
3.23/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Stopped by the publick house for a bite and to pick up some IRS bottles. Ordered a flight with bratwurst. Brew arrivedin a few ounce sample pour. Transparent orange yellow.. Smells of watered down hops. Tastes like an english ipa...which tastes to me like an old ipa. Bitterness is on the finish only. Easy drinking but when i want an ipa i like more of a hop assault.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: None, "16121234B20818" stamped on bottle's bottom
Glass: Tulip

Southampton's Burton IPA is the brewery's attempt at the historical style, but what methods and ingredients is unknown. The focus is primarily on hop bitterness and caramel malt sweetness and bread-like characters, resulting in a fine-tasting beer that doesn't differentiate itself much from any other bitter beer with a slight emphasis on the lighter end of caramel malt sweetness. The lack of hop aroma in an IPA is a bit interesting from a technique perspective, making me wonder if the brewery used only bittering hops and mostly added them early in the boil.

Pours a dense, substantial 1.5cm tall head of small-sized bubbles, fairly clean white in color, with slightly above average retention at lasting one-and-a-half minutes long. Lacing is good, with thin patterns clinging to the insides of the glass. Beer is a bright golden orange color, light bringing out brighter orange-yellow hues to the transparent body. Carbonation is visible, fairly active, but modest in number.

Aroma is somewhat muted, primarily of caramel malt, with inclusions of light fruit esters (orange, plum) and equally light tea.

Overall flavor is of caramel and lightly bread-like malts with mild mineral character, modest herbal and spicy hops with medium-strong intensity bitterness, and a light, somewhat sweet fruitiness from ale yeast ester production. Front of palate detects caramel malt sweetness, bread crust, somewhat herbal and fruit-like flavors from hops and yeast esters. Mid-palate notes pleasant caramelized malt sugar sweetness, modest breadiness, light mineral character, medium-intensity hop bitterness and spiciness, and modest fruity esters and herbal characters. Back of palate features caramel malt sweetness, hop bitterness and spiciness, with light herbal characters. Aftertaste is of mild caramel malt sweetness, fairly strong bitterness, and slight herbal characters from the hops.

Beer has a medium to medium-light body with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, leading to a feeling of sluggish, faint foaminess and slight wateriness. Closes quite dry, with low stickiness clinging to the palate after each sip.

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Photo of hophugger
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

A decent beer, my first from this brewhouse. Color is a cloudy deep orange. Lots of malt sweetness at first and then it releases the hops, not too much, though. More hops come out as you progress throught the brew. Carbonation is good and maintains throughout the drinking process. Would like to have had more hop bitterness but I assume this is a pretty accurate English style beer

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Photo of justintcoons
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Hazy brownish amber with a short white head that dissipates quickly. Low carbonation.

Nose
Biscuit, toffee, butterscotch and grapefruit.

Taste
Grapefruit juice with splashes of pineapple and mango. Biscuity malts with a restrained toffee sweetness. Finishes lightly fruity with an earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, smooth, clean and refreshing.

Overall
Very balanced and easy drinking. A competent English IPA.

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Photo of cosmo4u
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
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 vkv822
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip

Pours burnt-orange with a thick, foamy off white head. Good retention, leaves nice lacing.

Toasty, toffee and caramel malts, with floral, lightly fruity hops in both the nose and taste.

Medium+ body, with mild, foamy carbonation.

An enjoyable English IPA. The taste was just a bit one dimensional in my opinion, but I would be willing to have another of these sometime.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is definitely an English ipa. I don't know if it's the beer that's lacking or the continued bombardment of my taste buds that is hampering my judgement. The beer has a thick malt base, though I'd probably say a bit too much really. Hop influence is calm. For an English ipa it works. On this one, it sorta works.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: Philly Beer Scene Tasting panel with Matt Falco at Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA

I was privileged enough to be on the tasting panel for PBS Magazine, along with Bill Covaleski of Victory and Greg Ramirez of Exton Beverage. This was one of 21 beers we sampled during the session.

Poured a clear copper color, with a small cap of white head. Aroma of bready malts, dull distant hops. Hmm...my fears of a malt-heavy IPA were confirmed on the taste. Toasty grains, nutshells, mild leafy and earthy hops. Fairly and smooth for the style, but not very flavorful or balanced. Solid overall but nothing tremendous. Aka, a British-style ale.

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Photo of Kendo
3.36/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is light in appearance - golden-amber in color with a small whitish head. Some random splotches of lace.

S: There's really no nose here - a touch of bready malt is it, but I've gotta stick half my face in the glass to even discern that.

T: First impression is more about the feel than the taste - there's a buttery slickness to it, perhaps diacetyl? Some sweet, toffee-like malt with an ever-so-faint bitterness - more floral hops with a touch of lemon - than anything - in the aftertaste. Tea-like in some ways.

M: As noted above, it's slick. Carbonation appears light (i.e., I see no bubbles until the glass is agitated), but I get a bit of creamy carbonation towards the back of the sip.

O: This is only OK by me. I've generally been pretty happy with Southampton's beers, but this one leaves me a little flat. I had a Middle Ages English IPA right before this one, and that one may have had an impact on how I viewed this one, as it was more American in style, and I liked it better.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mix a six pick up. Twelve ounce bottle, into a pint glass.

Pours hazy copper/bronze. Light layer white foam. Mild pine nose, very light. Taste has a mild bitter, a little gritty and annoying. Very firm bitter finish. Even keeled, but not remarkable.

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Photo of cavedave
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
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 breardon1776
3.47/5  rDev -2.3%
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 JayQue
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Not bad IPA. Not expecting a hop bomb from an English IPA, didn't gt one!!! Pours a hazy coppery/honey gold color with a small antique white head. Some lacing.

Mild bitterness in the nose.

Taste is balanced between dry bitter hops and biscuity malts. The hops are more prominent in the finish. Overall good flavor.

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry. A bit on the thin side until the hops kick in. There is a slight metallic finish that takes from the overall effect.

On the whole a nice bitter beer, good with food. I prefer the AIPA style, but this is a pretty good take on an English IPA

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

Short 12oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer is pale orange amber with nearly no head, and significantly hazy. Aroma is rich and malty, closer to barleywine than IPA? Aroma certainly does not deliver on any of the notes I expect, though it is pleasant.

Flavor is moderate to high intensity, with the hops coming out in a pretty well balanced bitterness, and bringing a lot of crispness to what otherwise could have been a pretty syrupy brew. Medium fizzy.

Drinkable, but English IPA? More like English Ale done with (heavy) American IPA proportions. Very B-.

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Photo of Samp01
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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 beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy bronze-gold color with just a thin cap of off-white head that had no retention or lacing.

The aroma was very nice, good, earthy malts and nicely gentle hops that provided a nice contrast. The flavors were also very good, those same earthy malts were fuller and the hops a bit crisper. The beer was very nicely balanced, and had a dry finish.

The body was smooth, even and well balanced. Drinkability was excellent, I could easily drink these all afternoon. Overall, a very nice take on the style. This is a must try if you see it.

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Photo of Foyle
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
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 FLima
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color with a thin head with low retention, but leaving laces.
Aroma of papaya, herbal and a bit of English hops, white bread, orange citrusy and pears.
Crisp flavor of citrus, figs, herbal and some earthy hops, and pears. Hints of oranges. Warming up becomes more English, and sorry to say that, but actually one burps English beer. Dry and bitter aftertaste, with a distant acidity.
An American interpretation of an English IPA, but besides of the US citrusy and a soft tartness, it ended up with milder flavors than the original reference.

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Southampton Burton IPA from Southampton Publick House
3.55 out of 5 based on 222 ratings.
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