Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned) | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

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Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom
fullers.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sigmund on 07-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of MrDell
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice old school, very well balanced sessionable English IPA.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dentist666
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into english pint.
Pours clear orange/golden beer with thin ring of beige froth, poor retention.
Smell - malty, biscuity.
Taste - biscuity malt balanced by earthy, peppery hops, moderate to light bitterness.
Medium-bodied, good carbonation, dry on palate.
Masterpiece among EIPAs.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Pleasant taste with some caramel sweetness and medium bitterness. Light body , average carbonation, bitter finish.

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Photo of Luka
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Igbaxio
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Songminx2
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of life_of_agony
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Olegophren
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexRea
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of wilsonbaron
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Andrej70
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of GregaR
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Tavor
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of brianles
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of jscal10
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of dcmchew
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm reviewing it here because that's the right abv.
Pours clear golden, one finger compact white head with nice retention.
Smells like a typical EIPA, caramel and biscuit, honey, infused with mild citrus hops, maybe a bit more on the sweet malty side.
Starts with buttered malts, biscuits, caramel, with a touch of fruit jam, orange peel and some grapefruit. Some floral hints too. Malt backbone stands up even when hit by the dry grassy hops, very English, with dry leaves and some tobacco and bitter grass going past the finish, along with some faint sweet citrus.
A tiny bit buttery, body somewhere between light and medium, as is the carbonation.
Easy to drink, maybe a bit boring for big hop fanatics, but has that Fuller's "session" quality.

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Photo of djura
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got it in Hungary.

A - Very beautiful honey color. Lots of bubbles at first. White foam, but do not last to long.
S - Mostly dark honey with some orange aroma.
T/M - A bit more carbonation in the glass. Again sweetness from malt, honey. Excellent bitterness, and bitter aftertaste. Nothing else.

O - Decent IPA, will drink it again.

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Photo of BuddhaBrowett
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RaphaelSC
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Lgarciaosuna
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Tomais
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From notes:

Smell mainly malty.
Lovely prickly fine grained bottle-conditioned carbonation.
Taste dry on the tongue, surrounded by fruits/dried fruits and a hint of bitterness followed by a lovely bitter finish. Tastes merge, there's an ebb and flow from one taste to another all bound up with that lovely prickly bottle-conditioned carbonation.

This is probably the first IPA I've drunk - certainly the first since I discovered the joys of tasting and really savouring beers. Let's just say I can see what all the fuss is about ;-)

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Photo of Jadan
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%

Photo of the_danish_swede
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Fuller's India Pale Ale (Bottle-Conditioned) from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.93 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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