Old Empire | Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
England, United Kingdom
fullpint.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
156
Reviews:
100
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
14.16%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours a ever so slightly hazey golden colour with a small white head that disapates to a small layer.
Aroma grains, citrus, lemon, toffee.
Taste toffee, grassy, lemon. Not to bad.

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Photo of Henry7019
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettmaster2000
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Decent looking beer with creamy head, light aroma of hops, pine, citrus. Taste is hoppy with a hint of citrus(grapefruit/pineapple) and an abrupt finish, kind of dry. the citrus tang keeps it interesting. Not as bad as I thought after some of the reviews below.

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Photo of drmeto
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours a clear golden-orange with a medium,frothy,white head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-cereals,grainy,sweet,lemon curd
Nose is flat overall
T:
-grassy,spicy,lemon zest,perfumy
-medium bitterniss
F:
-low to medium carbonation
-light to medium body
O:
average.
More an english Bitter than an English IPA

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of josanguapo
3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

From Hipercor, last units. In Ikea's pint glass. After dinner. Not what is expected from an IPA nowdays. Very drinkable but low on aroma and bitterness. Avg 3.11.

8 apr 2017. From Alcampo. New label. In ikea's pint glass. At lunch after futsal match. With fideos soup + fried fish (acedias & squids) Not much aromatic nor fruity but very drinkable with pleasant caramelish notes that gets better as it warms up. Leaved me thirsty for more

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Photo of knot
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of k3ve
2.74/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of der_meister
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dagon
3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shroomster
2.81/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of poskok
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of xcllla_
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JaimeLondon
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poor Brittish IPA of a transparent dark orange color.
It smells just like a standard lager, but at least the taste is not bad - there are some ok malt tones.
And oh, they shouldn't call this an IPA...

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.02/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Served cool from 500ml bottle into pint mug.

A) Golden lager-like colour, nice white head, although it dissipates quickly, a few bubbles rising.

S) A weakish blend of rubbery malt and flowery hops.

T) Bittering hops dominate, with a bit of fragrance.

M) Light and refreshing. Can't fault the carbonation. No lingering aftertastes.

O) Another mediocre supermarket IPA. Perfectly drinkable, instantly forgettable.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Presentation - Brown 500ml bottle with a nice ship logo this beer seems to have switched its vessel of late which may account for my higher rating than most. FEAR the BEER in the bottle that is CLEAR... (I'm so punny)

Appearance - Light Amber colour with light streaming CO2. This beer raises an initial head of heavy foam like shaving cream but this dies very quickly to a lace cover that leaves little evidence of itself in the glass. This is all expected from the style but the lower than average retention messes with the overall score.

smell - This one has a straight up hop aroma of pine, balanced by good toffee malt elements.

Taste - Great Hop and malt balance of punky pine and a sweet rose water and grainy and toffee like malt.

MF - Drying and to be honest even a little powdery.

Overall - Pretty good over all, well balanced and pleasing to sip at of an evening, this is a good example of an India Pale Ale.

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Photo of ckollias
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Jenno10
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of Bokanovski
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of steverx8
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of wertschy
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Damian74
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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Old Empire from Marston, Thompson & Evershed, Plc.
3.39 out of 5 based on 156 ratings.
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