London Pale Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited

London Pale AleLondon Pale Ale
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From:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
 
England, United Kingdom
Style:
English Pale Ale
Ranked #79
ABV:
4.3%
Score:
82
Ranked #25,306
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 11.11%
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
175
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 06, 2022
Added:
Aug 04, 2008
Wants:
  6
Gots:
  36
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Murky orange body, white head. Smell and taste are the same: Pale hops with grassy flair, slight pine, pale malt with light almost brown sugar whispers of sweetness. Orange most present citrus by far. Taste is slightly deeper in hop complexion. Feel is light, pale, but never thin or dull, actually bitter and botanical, a damn rare thing in pale ales these days sadly. Went great with an english cheese charcuterie board
Oct 06, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Deep golden colour, large white head. Pleasant aroma of fruity hops (citrus, tropical fruits), also hints of pine. The flavour is dry and distinctly hoppy, notes of pine / resin and grapefruit. Bitter finish / aftertaste. With 4.3% it is naturally light bodied, but has still plenty of flavour.
Jun 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by JamesLeung from Florida

Jun 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by Eychung from New York

May 28, 2022
 
Rated: 3.87 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Apr 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by bad_poetry from England

Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

2.45/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
L- Deep amber, almost towards '1970s Lucozade orange' or Irn-Bru. Pours with 2mm ultra-fine white head, holding well.
S- I don't get a smell, well, beyond a sense of dryness to it.
T- ...and dry it is, 'carbonic' as in tasting of the acidity of soda water, then into dry contemporary hops. Outside the dry notes the flavour seems light. When I sloosh it around my mouth I do get occasional brief floral/perfume notes.
F- Dry, it has a kind of austerity to it's feel.
O- Perhaps refreshing on a hot summers day, but I find the overall sense of austerity unrewarding. Not one I'd buy again.
330ml bottle BB: 20/01/2021. Bought from: Nicolas (wines), London W11 £2.40
Jun 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.5 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Dec 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Nov 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.4 by Daniel711

Oct 03, 2019
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Reviewed by Shanex from France

3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A 330ml bottled poured into a pint glass

Light carbonation and amber orange color

Smells and taste caramel, citrus and floral notes.

Overall an interesting Pale Ale that goes down quick on a summer afternoon and makes for a proper refreshment. Just not mind-boggling.

Cheers.
Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.54 by HopBelT from Belgium

Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey

Jul 20, 2019
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
i had this a couple of times around london on my trip there, and sometimes thought it was quite bad, and other times more tolerable, but suffice it to say this is not one of the better pales around anymore, if it ever was. is this the same as their old retired pale ale? i feel like it might still exist in both packages, any info there would be appreciated. its just okay for me, even when we caught it fresher. its got a little more malt to it than is fashionable nowadays, especially in the states, and has that weird slightly sharp meantime ale yeast i have noticed in their other beers over the years. its a little sweet, a little bit metal tasting like pennies, and with some bitterness from hops that dont carry much flavor. i guess its kind of old school and english, and i should appreciate it as such, but it really doesnt do much for me. its a bit filling for its lower alcohol content, and the high carbonation doesnt save it. there is just a weird metallic element and a tiredness, a sort of sag about the whole thing, i dont know, maybe some folks like this kind of pale ale, but it was lackluster at best for me several times around london...
May 20, 2019
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap. Poured a clear, very bubbly, golden amber color with a long-lasting, tan head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, citrus and floral notes. Sweet caramel with a touch of citrus.
Apr 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
a) Pours a medium amber with short white head that laces steadily.
s) Mid level aroma, flowers, bitters, jam, toast,
t) Follows smell - very fresh, juicy, hops comes through.
f) Session pale ale, best when cask fresh.
Feb 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by osheamatth from New York

Jan 31, 2019
 
Rated: 3.69 by Beer_Rabbit66 from England

Jan 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.44 by Curt3 from Ohio

Dec 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.51 by pioppo from Italy

Nov 25, 2018
London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 175 ratings