Greene King IPA | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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Greene King IPAGreene King IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Greene King / Morland Brewery
England, United Kingdom
greeneking.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by brewdlyhooked13 on 04-22-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,601
Reviews:
75
Ratings:
214
pDev:
18.27%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
33
Trade:
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2.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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3.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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2/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on cask at a pub while on holiday. Not quite what I expected with IPA being stronger in the states. But still enjoyable. Creamy rather than sweet, bitterness was moderate, sort of like an iced tea. I wouldn't go out of my way to drink this but I'd order another with lunch again.

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Photo of georgeanthorpe
3.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.91/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had pulled from the cask at The Beer Temple.
I'm not surprised by the low ratings for this very delicately balanced ale.
First of all, everyone (including me) is expecting an IPA. Not. Not even a pale. So without the bitter and fruity hops prevalent in either style, it is easy to get disappointed, move on to the next beer and not appreciate this Greene King for what it is.

And what it is is, in fact, old school brewing. The hops are mostly herbal, a flavoring to keep the crystal malt (caramel notes) from becoming sweet. The grist also has some very dark malt to create an amber Look and provide astringency since the bitter hops are few. A slightly dry and very tidy finish. And by the way, very fresh... straight from the cask that the recipe was designed for.

A great session ale. My only problem with it was I had just played tennis and needed something juicy and refreshing. My bad timing that day in beer and tennis. But, glad to have the real thing from a cask.

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3.44/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.26/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Cask conditioned at The Wheatsheaf, Parsons Green, London. Served a bit too cold for a cask ale. Honey coloured. Minimal head. Little detectable aroma, a smoky pub probably had most of the blame. This is a smooth and very drinkable bitter without too much character. Moderate hoppiness, hardly an "authentic" IPA.

660 ml bottle, bought in Norway. Tawny colour, moderate head, moderate "standard bitter" aroma. Flavourwise it’s much like the cask version: Smooth and drinkable, not offensive in any way, but not very exciting either.

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2.64/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

everyone talks about british beer being warm, they're wrong. british beer isn't warm, cask ales are flat as fuck. flat and shitty beer is tough to drink. this beer is no exception.

very difficult to drink and did not enjoy at all. had much better cask ales in England

forget Greene King, when in England find an actual local pub not this lot

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2.39/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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3.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask in London. I assume that makes a big difference in my rating.

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3.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.14/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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3.64/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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2.87/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.65/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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2.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.66/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Greene King IPA from Greene King / Morland Brewery
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 214 ratings