Greene King IPA Gold | Greene King / Morland Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BlackHaddock on 08-12-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
30
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
16.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by jazzyjeff13:
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3.04/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A 500ml clear glass bottle with a BB of July 2014. Acquired some time back from a supermarket. The label describes it as a golden ale hopped with Savinsjki Goldings.

Poured into a straight pint glass. A bright golden colour with faint haze and medium carbonation. Forms a large head of white foam that lasts for a moment or two before collapsing and dissipating. Aroma of light malt with hints of subtle floral hops, fruity ale yeast, faint grass/hay and a touch of stewed leaves. Balanced but unexciting.

Tastes of light malt with a faint floral character and a mild finish. Notes of fruity ale yeast, grass/hay, flowery hints, stewed leaves and a twinge of earthiness. Well-attenuated, followed by a delicate, leafy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with decent carbonation and a relatively insubstantial body. Somewhat astringent, followed by an aftertaste of fruity yeast esters, faint malt and stewed leaves/cardboard.

A pretty average ale; nothing stunning but drinkable enough. Looks alright, even if the head doesn't last, while the aroma and flavour are light and balanced. The hop notes are a bit too weak. So-so body - a tad watery. About par for a GK brew, though it should be noted that this really isn't an IPA (there are more hops in my tea). Would slake a thirst on a hot day, but there's no need to hunt it down.

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3.44/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | 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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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

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3.37/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Another IPA from Greene King! This one came in a clear 500ml bottle (best before Aug 2013): poured into an Abbot Ale glass tankard during Aug 2012.

Lager like: clear golden body with a thin white head on top.

Lemon/citrusy nose and taste, a bit too well carbonated (slightly too fizzy for me). As the beer warmed in the glass it became a little fruiter and sweeter; malty notes started to arrive. It still however had a hop bitter finish and I found it quiet refreshing and pleasant (apart from the fizziness) for a beer from a brewery that I'm not overly keen on.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Bottled
Big bold brassy golden body with decent enough white head
It stinks, skunked more than the doppest dope show in Dopeville
You now behind that skunk there is a golden ale but it'd be fairly watery anyway

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Photo of mickwin
4.17/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

very pale (lager-like) golden ale with frothy head, aroma is very hoppy, (reminds me of my nights working in the oast-house) flavour is initaially quite hoppy, followed by fruits - banana and pineapple. Pleasant refreshing ale, I'd say this would be a great beer for a summers day, I liked it and would have more, one of the best "golden ales" I've tried.

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2.56/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.87/5  rDev +24%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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

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2.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.66/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoppy tasting refreshing golden ale.

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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Greene King IPA Gold from Greene King / Morland Brewery
3.12 out of 5 based on 30 ratings.
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