London Pale Ale | Meantime Brewing Company Limited

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London Pale AleLondon Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Meantime Brewing Company Limited
England, United Kingdom
meantimebrewing.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mdagnew on 08-04-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
139
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.14%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
28
For Trade:
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of bylerteck
2.43/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap at The Market Porter in London. From notes.

A - Poured with lot's of carbonation and a quarter finger eggshell head. The colour was medium to dark gold and bright. Good retention as the head didn't change, but no lacing.

S - Sweet grainy malt and a gentle kiss of English hops. Very mild, very plain.

T - Apple is there with sweet grassy hop. More lager-like than anything. Some pear maybe or lighter sweeter fruit, tastes like a very gently hopped lager more than anything else. Everything was very tame and weak.

M - Very carbonated for the style. Light body with a sweet lingering finish.

O/D - In Canada we have a beer called Alexander Keith's India Pale Ale. The name is a marketing ploy as it is nothing like an IPA. I would say this is the English version of Keith's. There is very little flavour and almost no element of that malty and fairly well hopped character of a typical English Pale Ale.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of ThisSeasonsWaifu
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of PartyBear
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale amber in colour, with a creamy white head. Light carbonation.

Aroma: Strong grassy hops, and mild fruitiness.

Taste: Intense bitter hops from the outset. Metallic hints.

Mouthfeel: Very lively, yet slightly thin.

Drinkability: The bitterness is slightly too strong, reminds me of the American IPAs that are being made with copious amounts of hops at the moment. Probably won't be having this again, as there are better example of this style out there.

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Photo of fullsweep
2.95/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

Ultra-cool packaging and logos made it an easy sell for me (I'm a sucker for presentation). While the beer was interesting, it was way too bitter and sharp for my tastes. I would definitely try it again just to give it another chance and/or to get my palette accustomed to it, but I must admit I didn't really enjoy this.

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Photo of _Adam_
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of heygeebee
2.98/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear copper, many little bubbles, one finger head.

Aromas of pineapple, moderate.

Taste is quite dry and bitter. Not archetypal English at all. Too dry and hoppy for that. Almost metallic in taste as the bottle progresses.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, however, we are in 4.3 ABV territory here.

Not the best example of English brewing

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Photo of Hellpop65
2.99/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of kaneel
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mtbdonn
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beanoboy7
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Dylonious
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bvlaminck
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of BeerTruck
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jonatanlauritzen
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jmdrpi
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draft, poured into imperial pint glass.

Light amber in color, foamy white head. Mild hops in the aroma. Slightly sweet. Thinner body. definitely an English, not American style

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Photo of mothman
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap in London. White head. Golden orange color.

Very macro like. Grassy hop profile. Bready and biscuity.

I had a hard time with this one. It kind of reminded me of a steam ale.

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Photo of Malt_Man
3.12/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served cool from 330ml bottle into pilsner glass.

L) Dark amber / light brown colour. Clear, streams of small bubbles. Head has a yellowish tinge.

S) Toffee sweetness is the first thing to note. Fruity hops in there.

T) Slight acidic tinge, the hop taste is there but weak. Mild malty flavour.

F) A nice fizz, which is maybe wrong for the style. Dries the throat out a bit. No rough aftertastes.

O) A real let down on the flavour front, I can't recommend this one when you can get better Pale Ales in anyh supermarket now.

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Photo of Spike
3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mcthfg
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rale
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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London Pale Ale from Meantime Brewing Company Limited
3.59 out of 5 based on 139 ratings.
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