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:
No notes at this time.

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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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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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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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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3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tawny amber with a slight haziness. A definite mineral edge pops out first followed by a warm biscuit and sourdough maltiness. Hops give some peachy fruitiness along with some herbal and woody notes. Bitterness is sharp, accentuated by the mineral qualities. Very enjoyable for what it is, which is a great attempt at an historical style. Don't expect a modern IPA and you won't be dissappointed.

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3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a hazy medium brass hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and sticky lacing.

The smell featured sharp grassy hops and a touch if diactyl.

The taste was earthy and herbal with a moderate dosage of caramel malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style.

Overall an enjoyable malt forward IPA.

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