Gladeye IPA
Drygate Brewery

Gladeye IPAGladeye IPA
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Style:
IPA - English
Ranked #205
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
83
Ranked #42,336
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 10.58%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
42
From:
Drygate Brewery
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  2
Gots
  10
SCORE
83
Good
Gladeye IPAGladeye IPA
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 42 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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James94 from England

4.27/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Clear golden amber, good one finger of head, good lacing
S: Yogurt, summer fruits, jam, pine, lemon, grapefruit, fruity syrup
T: Pine, citrus hops, raspberry, yogurt
F: Light-bodied, somewhat sticky but refreshing

O: 4.25

Dec 23, 2019
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vinicole from England

3.57/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Clear amber with a narrow dense head.
Sweet malt an hop aroma. Light diacetyl present.
A typical sweet EIPA flavour. Decent balance of hops and malt.
Moderate carbonation and body.
Run of the mill bitter.

Oct 04, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, floral notes and citrus. Sweet caramel, toasted caramel malt and a sharp bitterness.

Apr 06, 2019
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JonnoWillsteed from England

3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L- Dark gold, clear, 5mm fine white head.
S- Subtle, but some fruits, perhaps apricot for me.
T- Defintely fruits in there, apricot is close, and perhaps some melon, then a fast dry turn from the hops. 2nd sip brings roasty notes. Sip-3 begins with some brief perfumed edges. It's an interesting one, it doesn't stand still on the palate.
F- It's pretty dry, well of course it's an IPA. But it's done well, it is not over-hopped, not a 'hop-bomb', it does it in balance.
O- It has more to it that I was expecting, and it's done it well. Certainly at the dryer end of beers I enjoy but I'm glad I am enjoying it.
Bought from Sainsbury's at Paddington station London. 500ml bottle for £1.95. BB: 04/20

Nov 24, 2018
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

£ 5.00/pint at Balamacara hotel, Kyle of Lochalsh, Scotland.
Appearance – 4.25.
Body – Golden, clear.
Head – Chopped by bartender, creamy and off-white, good retention, slowly diminishing to a 12 mm ring and layer. Head reduction leaves complete rings of tiny to small bubbles connected by many thin columns.
Lacing – Excellent. Complete rings of tiny to small bubbles connected by many thin columns.
First pour – NA.
Aroma – 3.5 – Weak, a bit citrusy.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins slightly bitter with a bit of citrus. The middle shows of the malt while the end is lightly bitter with a slight flavoring of orange rind. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and summation – 4 – A very pleasant IPA beginning to show some of the characteristics of an American IPA. Readily drinkable and pleasant.

Jun 20, 2018
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EmperorBevis from England

3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottled
pours a burnished bronze clear body with massive sticking white foamy head
aroma is caramel, palm oil and pineapple
there is all that in thwe flavour
a nice comprise between us and uk ipa thats not too threatening but not at all dull

May 03, 2018
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2018. Picked up a while back from a local offie. The label suggests that this beer is inspired by the cyclops of mythology....

A: Poured into a tulip. A deep orange-amber hue with faint haze and good carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a frothy surface layer.

S: Aroma of caramel malt and grassy hops, with hints of mild fruity notes, hay, leafiness, grain and ale yeast. A metallic overtone is discernible. Hop character not particularly forthright.

T: Tastes of subdued grassy hops and caramel malt, with notes of hay, leafiness, faint fruitiness, ale yeast, mild husky grain and an acrid whisper in the background. The hops are not very pronounced; almost playing second fiddle to the malt. Slightly sweet, with an understated bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, with good body and soft carbonation. Aftertaste of caramel malt, grassy hops, yeast and mild bitterness.

O: Meh - a pretty uninspiring IPA. Even as a regular pale ale the hops would feel underpowered. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are malt-driven with a lacklustre hop presence. Decent body. Drinkable but a tad on the dull side - I like my IPAs to have a more muscular hoppiness. No need to hunt it down.

Apr 23, 2017
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Hanglow from Scotland

3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, aldi. cheap

Pours amber with big head

Aroma of husky malts, earth, touch of grapefruit. Sulphur too

Tastes interesting, lots going on.

Initial earthiness, gives way to a dry grapefruity flavour. pithy bitterness continues on, still dry

Don;t really know what to make of this. More going on than an APA but it's not in IPA territory imo, nothing is too defined so I guess it's a bit of a mess but it;s still a good drink. Have a go and say what you think

Mar 08, 2016
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into english pint.
Pours clear golden copper beer with off-white rocky head, good retention.
Smell - gentle citrusy hop aroma.
Taste - well-balanced, not extreme, but ample hop bitterness (citrusy and tropical tones).
Clean, balanced, all-sufficient beer. "The body, the face, all items in place"

Sep 02, 2015
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stcules from Italy

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light copper, bright and clean. Scarce foam.
In the smell a lot of american hops, citric, grapefruit. Clean.
Relatively thin in mouth, in front of the good amount of bitterness, again dominated by americna variety of hop, with citrus and grapefruit over all.
Some tropical fruitiness.
Bitterness in the aftertaste, not too long.
Not very original, but quite well done.

Mar 15, 2015
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captaincoffee from Virginia

3.24/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Was up in Scotland recently (Feb 2015) skiing and grabbed a bunch of local brews to try out back at the lodge. Unfortunately, it wasn't until I got back that I bothered to look at the "drink by" date...which was July 2016. So apparently, this "citrus zest giant IPA" is just as tasty 18 months from now.
In fact, it probably is...since it isn't very tasty now. There is not much hop nose to lose, and the flavor is okay, but the finish has an off taste. Not a very good attempt. Bottle design is pretty cool though I think.

Feb 20, 2015
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

500ml Bottle from Tesco, Glasgow (£1.59):
This one has proved to be quite an average beer from Drygate, it's certainly drinkable but it just doesn't seem to have a lot going for it and it definitely doesn't grab your attention either. I found it hard to pick out much in the way of flavour and it wasn't much different to countless other English style IPA's that I've tried in the past.

Dec 22, 2014
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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 42 ratings