Wells Eagle IPA | Wells & Young's Ltd

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Brewed by:
Wells & Young's Ltd
England, United Kingdom

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by wl0307 on 12-09-2007

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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by EmperorBevis:
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3.18/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a honey looking golden body with reddish hues into a dimpled, handled pint pot (not really out of choice) with a healthy head that kept well and even laced a little.

It throws up aromas of hops, digestive biscuits and old cabbage.

A nicely balanced taste of malts and fluted bitter tones.
An overwhelming taste of canned mineral water comes through disturbing the drinking experience making it over carbonated and a little lacking in bite for an IPA.

I would class this as I have drunk it as a pleasant if slightly dull bitter but having its place.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.11/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml bottle with a BB of April 2013. Picked up a little while back from Tesco.

Poured into a tulip pint glass. A rich orange-amber colour with medium carbonation. Forms a decent head of white foam that lasts for a minute or two before settling. Aroma of light malt with hints of fruity ale yeast, stewed hops, subtle grassiness and faint grain. Mildly earthy, with a very faint butteriness in the background. Uninspired.

Tastes of grainy malt with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grass/hay, mild stewed hops, earthy yeast and faint fruity esters. Well attenuated, with a restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with pleasant carbonation and decent body. Could do with being a tad more substantial. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter stewed hops and earthiness.

A pretty average English IPA - the bitterness saves it from disgrace. The aroma is very bland, and the flavour isn't much better though it has a shade more depth. Body is OK but not great. I suppose the subtle grassiness and dry bitter finish are in keeping with English hop varieties, but it leaves you wanting something more. Not that impressive - no need to hunt it down.

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Photo of Gregaroo
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of BeenTired
3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.56/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

8th Oct 2012: 500ml bottle, best before 20 Dec 2012. Poured into an 'Old Speckled Hen' badged vase shaped pint glass. This is the first beer of an IPA tasting session I'm having by myself.

Looks good: true amber body, clean, bright and clear, on top a full covering of tight foaming bubbles.

The nose is fairly malty for an IPA, where are the hops?

Ha, the hops appear in the taste: this is a dry, bitter IPA (for the Uk) with a crisp sharpness and bite to the mouth feel. Well rounded beer for such a low alcohol content, the semi-sweet malts not quiet keeping the lively hops in check and the finish reminding you it's an IPA you're drinking.

Very pleasant and easy to drink: an ideal start to my evenings entertainment of IPA-ness.

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Photo of terrysjag
3.23/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Having this on a hand pump and I don't think that's a good idea. It's very smooth but being such a low ABV, I don't think the pump does this any favors. It becomes sour as the glass empties. Looks good, feels good, but it must be better in bottle or on tap.

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Photo of Brody1714
3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of CMC73
3.2/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of TrevorWGrover
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of dking1525
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From hand pumped cask

Dark golden in color, a bit of Haze. Foamy white head. Mild earthy hop aroma. Taste is mildly bitter. Bready malt flavor and mild grassy hop flavor. Thinner bodied.

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Photo of MEP
4/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of phamda
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Dbot
2.25/5  rDev -32%

Photo of wertschy
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Mr_Pink_152
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Jlivecc
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4.23/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a pale golden colour with a decent foamy head.

Smells quite fruity and very fresh, definitely hoppy.

Tastes very refreshing and hoppy (English hops so fruity, sweet and tangy) but at the same time very well balanced and drinkable. Very surprising from this brewer.

Overall quite a lovely beer, perfect for the summer days.

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Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of kelvarnsen
2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of wl0307
3.63/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It's hard to imagine that a little-gem English pale Bitter like this one, Eagle IPA, could maintain its flavour and quality in the can-version, as vividly reflected upon in the opinions by the majority of BA reviewers of this beer. I have never tried canned Eagle, but my experience of having the cask-conditioned version for several times proves quite pleasant. If any reviewer, after trying the canned Eagle, has any bit of interest left in this beer, I would not hesitate to recommend him/her to seek out the (presumably) much more enjoyable, cask-version when travelling in Britain.

Had this beer by a pint at my local in East End London. Obviously very fresh, it pours an amber hue, with an off-white beer head which sustains and leaves extremely fine, even silky, lacing along the way... absolutely pretty-looking for a standard bitter! The nose itself is not pronounced at all: only some very smooth fruity malts and apple-like fragrance noticed. On the palate, it has (slightly) tart-fruity, e.g. black prune, malts and lively herbal hops; some hints of bread and nuts are unmissable at the back, leaving an interestingly warm feel in the finish. Overall, the beer has light and dryish bitterness to balance the rather malty body. But is it an IPA--whether a contemporary-English or even more traditional one--as the name claims for itself? I really don't know. This beer is simply a straight-forward, thirst-quenching session pale ale in my opinion.

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Wells Eagle IPA from Wells & Young's Ltd
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 23 ratings