St. Peter's India Pale Ale | St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd

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St. Peter's India Pale AleSt. Peter's India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
England, United Kingdom
stpetersbrewery.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
337
Reviews:
200
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
18.1%
 
 
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Photo of rangerred
3.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rpopescu
3.99/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jlindros
3.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

So when I first started getting into beer, I wanted to try everything I could get my hands on. The local beer store had this on the shelf, and it looked pretty interesting. One of the first imported craft beers I ever had, and I think I remember it tasting like soap, but I didn't know a lot about beer then, so let's see now.

Pours a mild fizzy small head that fades semi quickly, actually quite quick, no lacing, hazy murky reddish-orange color.

Nose fruity herbal hops, a little grassy, a weird fruit mix, with herbal grassy hops, a little citrus and lime peel and lots of iced tea, into a sweet malt, a syrupy earthy malt almost sorghum like thing, a candy reddish caramel malt, sweet.

Taste brings sweet malts out front, a malt flavor of a very old ale with a touch of oxidation, and malt that seems to have broken down years ago, like a Prize Old ale style flavor of the malt, a bit sweet, with more earthy syrup sweetness, and a little caramel. But plenty of hops, fair bitterness, mostly herbal and grassy hops, a touch spicy later, some fruitiness in the middle as well, plenty of herbal tea, a touch of lemonade and iced tea, generic fruity almost like unclean tap lines. finish is a bit spicy, sticky sweet, lingering herbal grassy hops and more iced tea.

Mouth is med bod, a bit syrupy, lighter carb too.

Overall, not what I was expecting but not really good either. I could see this being some old cask beer for CAMRA or NERAX or something,but as it is it's meh.

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Photo of JimiTheBastard
2.37/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of six bottle of IPA I was given for Christmas... not familiar with it... no expectations

Nice bottle... I poured into a pint glass... hardly any head... cloudy brown gold in color... funky on the nose

First sip... reminds of the UK... very English in style... minimal hops... more malty. Yanks would not consider this to be an IPA... but that said... I enjoyed the experience... I felt like it gave me a sense no how IPA's have evolved... and how Americans have recently reinvented the style... so much so that the modern American version has no similarity to its roots

Once is enough... I think there are better traditional IPA's

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Photo of Knapp85
2.58/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Stofko1992
1.91/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of archyquaffer
3.22/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

No date on the 17.9 ounce Euro-brown bottle. A moderate pour into an American shaker pint produces a short-lived head that leaves a thin sheen of lace. The beer is a pale, ruddy brown with light carbonation.

I detect very little hop aroma- the aroma is very minerally and fruity overall, as is the flavor. The hops are more evident in the flavor, and seem to add a unique vegetal-fruity-medicinal quality that I can't quite put my finger on. The base flavor is quite malty, suggesting caramelized sugars and some bready notes. The body is medium-range, with a bit of a lingering oily feel to it. The hop bitterness lingers into the aftertaste, and is perhaps more readily perceivable in the finish. The overall bitterness builds in intensity as the beer warms.

I'm still trying to get my head around this style. I recently brewed an English IPA kit- it was nothing like an American IPA, and a little like this UK-brewed example (my homebrew is better of course). In both cases, I think I'm drinking this style for the first time (except for local brewery examples of "English IPA" that don't taste like either of these). Don't expect an American style IPA here, or even a less hoppy version of an American IPA. Surprise, surprise- it's a typical English pale ale with some added bitterness.

3 2.75 3.5 3.25 3.25

Reviewed August 29, 2016

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Photo of Spike
3.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear, copper-coloured with a thin, bubbly head that becomes patchy very quickly. Flat.

A gentle swirl reveals sweet malt, hay, and earthy, English hops.

Sweet malt flavour with toffee notes.

Light bodied with a short-lived, somewhat harsh, bitterness.

A hoppy but otherwise unexceptional English pale ale. The First Gold hops are harsh and the malt base is too sweet for my palate. Somewhat unbalanced.

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Photo of mkraut86
3.93/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

There's not much other than a bitter hoppiness to this particular beer, but if you're in the mood for an old-school IPA, this is a safe bet. It's, let's say, skunkier than most IPAs (probably due to the bottle), but if you're a pilsner drinker and the mood takes you for hops, this could be the one.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of dougbreathe
3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good beer... but it's more like a light Bitter than an IPA

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2.84/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of KPatterson95
4.19/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.68/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dentist666
3.42/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into english pint.
Got clear deep golden beer with 2-finger off-white head, average retention.
Smell - malts, grass, hay, weak fruitiness and hoppiness.
Taste - sweet malts, marmalade, good hop bitter finish.
Medium body and carbonation, to some extent harsh and not very well balanced beer. Skunky smell and common impression get bad scores.

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4.13/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.32/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveMan
3.71/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To those who say it's not an IPA please understand, it's a ENGLISH IPA. You know like the ones that the Brits sent to INDIA. Engish IPA's are the originals and notably maltier. It's a decent example of a traditional English IPA(like Samuel Smith's India Ale). Buy it if you get a good price on it.

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2.72/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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St. Peter's India Pale Ale from St. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd
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