London Pale Ale
Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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Meantime Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom
Pale Ale - English
Ranked #89
Ranked #26,396
3.59 | pDev: 11.14%
Apr 10, 2022
Aug 04, 2008
London Pale AleLondon Pale Ale
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3.87 by ummswimmin from New Jersey on Apr 10, 2022
4 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 15, 2021
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2.45/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
by JonnoWillsteed from England

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
3.5 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Dec 28, 2019
3.75 by paulish from New York on Nov 11, 2019
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3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Shanex from France

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.


Aug 18, 2019
3.54 by HopBelT from Belgium on Aug 18, 2019
3.75 by njbusa from New Jersey on Jul 20, 2019
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3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

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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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by zeff80 from Missouri

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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3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Act25 from New Jersey

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
3.85 by osheamatth from New York on Jan 31, 2019
3.69 by Beer_Rabbit66 from England on Jan 25, 2019
3.44 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Dec 23, 2018
3.51 by pioppo from Italy on Nov 25, 2018
3.92 by runlikeakenyan from Indiana on Sep 27, 2018
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3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by qrazvan from Romania

Nice looking amber colour with medium head.
Fresh herbal and floral aromas, a pleasant surprise.
The taste is full of citrus, some bitterness and again some herbal flavoured hops. Works good.
Really refreshing and pleasant to drink. Great price/quality ratio.

Aug 17, 2018
3.28 by lzevy from Romania on Jul 26, 2018
3.5 by GoHabsGo from Canada (ON) on Jun 09, 2018
3.73 by tux_alin from Romania on May 18, 2018
3 by mishi_d from Romania on Apr 29, 2018
3.22 by Ichoosefiction from Belgium on Apr 03, 2018
3.69 by Trevor_martin from Texas on Mar 16, 2018
3.42 by georgeanthorpe from England on Mar 11, 2018
3.91 by jbfarris from Georgia on Dec 23, 2017
3.44 by hasse67 from Sweden on Nov 12, 2017
3.66 by VonZipper from New York on Nov 07, 2017
4 by Jacobus79 from Texas on Oct 03, 2017
2.77 by monorailred from Texas on Oct 02, 2017
3.05 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Sep 06, 2017
3.78 by beer_bottle from Colorado on Aug 27, 2017
3.98 by ChuckTom from Arizona on Aug 07, 2017
3.5 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania on Jun 30, 2017
3.5 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia on Jun 26, 2017
3.89 by jhart96 from England on May 09, 2017
3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois on Mar 17, 2017
2.5 by ThisSeasonsWaifu from Sweden on Mar 02, 2017
4.43 by FZR23 from Romania on Dec 20, 2016
3.25 by mthomp081 from Delaware on Nov 17, 2016
London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 171 ratings