Southampton Burton IPA | Southampton Publick House

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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:
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Added by Kendo on 04-27-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
224
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very thin head but nice lacing on a orange golden body. Very woody, mostly cedar and also very nutty with toasted bread and malts fr aroma. Flavors of English malt and yeast, very toasty buscuity and nutty but lightly hopped with an abrupt finish with the flavor being cut off immediately. Medium body and moderate carbonation, a little oily. The English character is excellent. Needs more hops even for the style it is under hopped.

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Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is crystal clear light amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that gradually died down, but never completely faded away and left a thin head covering the surface along with some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light aromas of minerals in the nose (similar to what you would expect from a glass of Perrier). Notes of caramel malts become evident as the beer warms up.
T: The taste has light flavors of minerals along with some hints of caramel malts (the latter becomes stronger as the beer warms up). It is accompanied by a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There is a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This beer is easy to drink but seems like it could use a little more malts and a little less minerals.

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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 WillieThreebiers
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 5/23/2013. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of orange zest, grapefruit, pear, floral, caramel, toast, bread, grass, and floral earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of hop and malt notes; with fairly weak strength. Taste of orange zest, grapefruit, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, floral, pine, grass, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, light fruit, caramel, brown bread, toast, pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance of hop and malt flavors with light yeast fruitiness; with a great bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, crisp, and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with no warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good English IPA style. Nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of nickfl
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Small head of white foam on top of a hazy copper body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves light lace.

S - Fruity yeast with notes of plum and red apple as well as lightly herbal hops.

T - Caramel and red apple up front with notes of licorice, plum and cinnamon in the middle. Finishes with spicy hops and licorice yeast character.

M - Medium thick body, moderate carbonation and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Nicely done, a little lacking in the hop character but otherwise quite appropriately British.

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Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass a clear light golden with a creamy-like thin top that did last through the duration of me drinking it.Aromas of biscuit malt,toast,and faint mineral with not much hop presence,still not bad for the style it is.Toasted grain and caramel toffee flavors with more of that light mineral element in the finish,again just a light leafy hops presence.You know for what it is it's not bad,don't expect a big hopped up IPA,it's not supposed to be.

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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 mendvicdog
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smithj4
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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 LiquidAmber
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a light golden orange amber. One finger fine white head with good retention and lacing. Looks good. Light aroma of pineapple and light caramel malt, not much hops present. Flavor is mild bready and light toasted malt, light citrus hops, low key, but well integrated. Mild citrus and hop aftertaste. The citrus has a mild astringent effect that slightly marrs the flavor. A bit of pleasant earthy spiciness developed in the finish as the beer warmed. Medium bodied. A mild English style ale that may well be true to style; unfortunately I've never had the chance to try a try early 20th century IPA, but this seems like it would be in character.

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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 beernads
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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Southampton Burton IPA from Southampton Publick House
3.55 out of 5 based on 224 ratings.
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