Great Eastern IPA
Redchurch Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,291
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
87
Ranked #22,294
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 9.18%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
24
From:
Redchurch Brewery
 
England, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  1
Gots
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

rarely is english pale ale this modern, but still so decidedly english, it always seems to be one or the other, but here was have the best of both worlds, some haze to it, and a very northwestern hop profile, spicy and bitter and way more robust in the aroma and flavor than i am used to from english ones, its not just for balanced but really there the whole way through. some woodsy and pine notes, and even an oily aspect to the feel, not traditionally english there at all. its also a bit stronger than i am used to in the style. the english elements are there beneath the hops though, with a pretty balanced malt complexion, slighlty sweet and kind of baked tasting, more classic there, and the yeast is a familiar bready strain that has a lot more flavor to it than is fashionable in american ipa. normally i wouldnt expecxt these two schools of thought on the style to come together this well, but these guys really united them well, its unique in that way, and doesnt just taste like an over hopped enlgish type. a robust and tasty ale, fresh and different in the style, we had a blast drinking thier beers, a lot of innovation happening here!

May 16, 2019
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Maryobeerian from Illinois

4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really nice IPA that took me by surprise at Lots Road Pub -- beautifully executed, with floral tones. Yum. IMHO deserves a higher rating than 84. Well done!

Aug 14, 2017
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Ciocanelu from Romania

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Almost clear straw color with white head. Aroma has a vanilla like sweetness, candied lemons and a light alcohol note. Taste starts slightly grainy with a malty sweetness in the background. Hops are present but somehow play the second fiddle. Citrusy, grassy and earthy but with a light bitterness. Light, dry body with medium carbonation. The alcohol is a bit too present for my taste.

Jun 18, 2017
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CrazyDavros from Australia

3.54/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy amber with a fading head.
Nose shows spicy, herbal and minty hops with some clean sweet malt underneath.
Some of the same hops as flavours, it comes off overly herbal and earthy though. Finishes with an assertive, almost sharp bitterness.
Carbonation is a bit aggressive.

Aug 30, 2013
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mdagnew from Northern Ireland

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle bought online from Ales By Mail

Poured an bright amber colour. Slightly off white head poured thick and meringue like then faded slowly to good thick coating... very faint carbonation drifts slowly to surface... some decent patchy lacing...

Aroma - Lots of grassy and peppery hops, lightly toasted bready malts, slightl caramel notes, some fig and orange fruitiness (marmalade hints), some woody traces, light ginger and peppery spiciness, toasted nuts...

Taste - Again peppery and citrus hop bitterness followed by light spicy fruits (bitter oranges, pears), some butterscotch notes, toasted bready malts, light caramel sweetness, light metallic traces, some saltiness...

Feel - Sharp initially then smooths out... light bodied... Extremely drinkable although a bit on the strong side to be sessionable..

Overall - A very good IPA and up with the best of the Americans... recommended

Mar 04, 2013
Great Eastern IPA from Redchurch Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 24 ratings