India Pale Ale

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England, United Kingdom
IPA - English
Ranked #11
Ranked #16,953
3.88 | pDev: 12.37%
Aug 28, 2020
Jan 22, 2001
Very Good
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3.5 by eldoctorador from Chile on Aug 28, 2020
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4.34/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by vernardico from Mexico

500 ML Bottle served on a nonic pint.

Hazy cooper color. Two fingers of head, little retention. Nice look.

The smell is malty and a bit fruity, with notes of apple.

I really enjoyed the taste. I think It is a well balanced beer. You can perceive the malts sweetness, followed by a more sour fruity -apple like- taste. And, after that, the hops piney biterness, that is not too Strong.

Not an expert on IPAs. I found this refreshing and i liked It.

Aug 20, 2020
3.87 by smi69 from New York on Jul 09, 2020
3.27 by Pisshhead from Ireland on May 22, 2020
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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by misteil from Ireland

look: deep amber coloured beer, somewhat hazy, good bit of carbonation in the glass, two finger bubbly white head with good retention and lots of lacing.

smell: lots of sweet toasty malty flavour, lots of caramel, some fruit flavours, fig, some citrus fruits, definitely a hoppy bitterness.

taste: sweetness comes first, then those roasted toasty flavours, lot of caramel, those fruit flavours don’t really shine, nice bit of hop bitterness on the finish, maybe a tad metallic.

feel: medium body, medium carbonation, wet sticky mouthfeel, slight warming of the back of the throat.

overall: a bang on english ipa really, very drinkable, very pleasant.

Apr 26, 2020
4.22 by MMP13 on Apr 05, 2020
3.44 by Lanas from Greece on Feb 14, 2020
3.18 by shagal from Canada (AB) on Dec 19, 2019
3.96 by CrossedRays from Colombia on Jul 16, 2019
4.1 by Rymish from Colorado on Jul 11, 2019
4.18 by DarrellK from Florida on Apr 21, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Act25 from New Jersey

Thin and light pub cask at Swan near Paddington.

A) Pours a small, white head of foam with mid retention and= lace as it recedes. Over body of clear, copper.
S) Typical Fullers malt base from which rises some orchard fruit and honey.
T) Lots of malt up front. then apple, brown toast, some grassy hops, some must.
F) Medium body, low carbonation, and a dry finish.
O) Good for a British pub. Sessionable. But I could only do one and would move to something with more bite and interest.

Feb 25, 2019
4.06 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Feb 18, 2019
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2.53/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by aleigator from Germany

Pours a cloudy dark yellow with a smaller head atop.

Unexpectedly muted on the nose with solely caramel malts and a light layer of lemon coming up.

Has a light, almost watery body, with just a late spark of carbonation to freshen this up.

Tastes malty, with a note of white bread and just a whiff of herbal hops. Has a watery middle part with just nothing going on, finished by a superlight, faint note of herbs.

This tastes pretty flat with almost nothing going on.

Feb 16, 2019
3.6 by fisherbray from Florida on Dec 19, 2018
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3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Mclusal from Colombia


Dec 13, 2018
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4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by matuto from Brazil

500 ml bottle, 5.3 ABV, exp. 12/2019. Hazy amber beer, with dense towering foam. Floral and a bit citric aroma, and after a while I found some sweetness, toffee and hops earthiness too. Pretty much bitterness and a bready aftertaste. Flavor has toffee and toasted malts also. Strong and characteristic beer, and not unbalanced. ABV isn't high and at first I didn't expect all its flavor and body. (the large foam build-up was ok, as pouring otherwise gave it too much carbonation on mouth.) Very nice!

Oct 20, 2018
2.82 by Baviera from Belarus on Aug 12, 2018
3.75 by paulish from New York on Aug 09, 2018
3.75 by yaron73 from Israel on May 23, 2018
3.48 by Momon from Philippines on Mar 27, 2018
3.62 by westcoastbeerlvr from California on Mar 08, 2018
3.79 by franciscop from Chile on Mar 05, 2018
2.5 by dbankovs from Singapore on Dec 31, 2017
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3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by emincems from Turkey

It pours golden orange color with medium sized white head. Retention is average. No lacing.
When you smell it you can easily realize this is British Ipa. Smell is grassy and floral hops with toasted biscuity malts. Citrus and apple are in background. Taste is not intense as I expected. Overly balanced for an Ipa, not bitter. Medium bodied and moderate carbonation. Dry finish. It's not a complex beer as I expected, but it's a good refresher on hot days.

Nov 28, 2017
3.94 by insouciantx from New York on Nov 23, 2017
4.5 by JamesLeung from Florida on Sep 23, 2017
4.69 by Monks from Brazil on Sep 02, 2017
4.35 by patre_tim from Thailand on Aug 29, 2017
3.93 by xtonytx from Connecticut on Aug 28, 2017
3.67 by beer_bottle from Colorado on Aug 27, 2017
4.47 by Robertas from Lithuania on Aug 13, 2017
3.27 by kvadiat from Canada (AB) on Aug 08, 2017
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4.42/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by davidperez from Mexico

Served in a Hefeweizen glass, it pours a golden orange, hazy and deep, with a four-finger head, creamy and frothy, with excellent retention. Very nice lacing.

The bouquet is very bready and malty, caramel is present too. Quite strong too though are the hoppy notes, in the form of herbal freshness, grass and lemon. A very mild green apple or pineapple hint could be noticeable as well.

Citrus, herbal freshness, lemon tea with honey, spices, slight malty sweetness. That's the thrust of initial flavor. Soon after the hoppy bitterness enters and balances those previous notes without overshadowing them. The flavor has nice length, and the aftertaste is predominantly bitter, and it feels like the bitterness of some teas. A reminiscent sweetness crowns the finish.
Medium body, smooth, with nice carbonation.

Complex, rich, scrumptious, and historic beer! Definitely a go!

Aug 03, 2017
4.92 by Frankgabriel2383 from Dominican Republic on Aug 02, 2017
2.5 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts on Jul 30, 2017
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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JamFuel from Sweden

Pours a nice amber colr. Quickly receding foam.

Smell is malty and slightly metallic. Grassy with hints of Swedish soft drink Pommac.

Taste is bready and malty, slightly sweet. Soft bitterness, and a slightly tangy finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a typical classic English IPA. Not very bitter, but easy to put away.

Jul 11, 2017
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4.31/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by sokol_1993 from California

IPA but full of honey and biscuit, malty taste, both in smell and taste.
Quite lightly hopped by US standard these days, and an extremely refreshing beer.

Jun 30, 2017
4.5 by igl from Russian Federation on Jun 23, 2017
3.85 by gwydno from Spain on Jun 20, 2017
India Pale Ale from Fuller's
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 415 ratings