Southampton Burton IPA | Southampton Publick House

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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:
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Added by Kendo on 04-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
223
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

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2.44/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A dissapoinent. Drinkable at best. Nice mothfeel. Overlyyeasted taste. It was enh.

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2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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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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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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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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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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.55 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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