India Pale Ale

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IPA - English
Ranked #9
Ranked #16,643
3.9 | pDev: 12.31%
England, United Kingdom
Very Good
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vernardico from Mexico

4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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
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misteil from Ireland

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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
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aleigator from Germany

2.53/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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
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matuto from Brazil

4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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
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emincems from Turkey

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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
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davidperez from Mexico

4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
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JamFuel from Sweden

3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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sokol_1993 from California

4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance had a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light trickling yet stringy lacing all around the glass. The smell had a decent balance between the sweet English malts to the earthy hops. Soapiness? It seems to be somewhat controlled. The malts do end up taking over just a tad more. The taste was mainly sweet through the malts and the hops do carry the sweetness a bit. There was a light fruity (apple/peach) dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was mainly subdued but still somewhat decent for the style. Overall, I say this was a pretty good beer to have again.

Jun 17, 2017
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monkist from Hungary

4.39/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Keep returning to this English IPA although I was not too fond of it the very first time (expected all IPAs to be American) - but the reason why I can drink this over and over again is because it is very well made. Very smooth I must say, as everything from Fullers, this is a trademark besides their excellent quality they make their beers with. Hoppiness in the nose, fruitiness and bitterness are all there, making it a quite good English IPA. Though I would prefere, say a Greene Reserve IPA or a Hobgoblin for the excess English hops they were made with but this definitely is something worth trying. Smooth, soft, slightly bitter, not too dry, not too carbonated IPA.

May 08, 2017
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Bombelsky from Poland

4.36/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Amber and clear. Frothy white head, long lasting. Fantastic lacing. Upfront there is a moderate citrus and floral hops aroma, some herbal/earthy notes. Later comes malt, toffee like aroma. High hop bitterness flavor, medium-low malt sweetness. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth, very dry long lasting finish, some minerals in a aftertaste. Very good balance.

Fantastic IPA

Apr 04, 2017
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josanguapo from Spain

3.1/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

17 Marzo 2017. 1st Bottle from Aldi. 33cl. In Ikea's Pint glass. Watching Los Soprano 5x08. Caramel with a strong old school herbal bitterness that balances very well the malt and provides an pleasant overall experience. Long lasting foam. Avg 3.77

17 Marzo 2017. 2nd bottle from Labirratorium. In same glass. Playing Shadows of Vatican. Similar to previous one. Feels a bit more fresher (although is 3 months older, bb Jan 18) but have slight veggie notes not much pleasant and has less foam. I'd give it the same score as one thing compensates the others. Avg 3.77

20 Junio 2020. En vaso de pinta inglesa de Ikea. Nueva etiqueta. En almuerzo, con sopa de arroz y pollo al hacer horno. Mas olana de lo que la recordaba, sin predominancia de notas herbales o vegetales de anteriores veces y tomando más protagonismo la malta junto con un amargor suave. Avg 3.1

Mar 16, 2017
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This might have been one of the first English IPAs I ever had. Good bright copper color, good clarity, almost 3/4" white head on the top. Aroma hit some apple like sweetness, earthy hop vibe.

Taste is a mix of mildly fruity English yeast, hop bitterness, toasted pale malts giving way to toffee and caramel in the mouth feel. Like a steel drum. Very sessiony, easy to drink as long as you're just not totally against hops. Its not heavily hopped, its old school, but enjoyable. Wish the format was a little more friendly price wise though.

Dec 24, 2016
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Bruno74200 from France

3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Shakesbeer pub in Grenoble, France. A classic English Ipa. Somehow I was expecting more. It's balanced but not as much on the English hops as their London Pride, which I prefer. The carbonation is nor high nor low but doesn't put the tasting experience at its best

Oct 28, 2016
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jamesroses from Argentina

3.52/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: copper orange, 2 finger head of big bubbles, low retention and lacing.

Smell: horse blanket, lightly malty and spicy. I don't know if this is the way it's supposed to be.

Taste: more sour than bitter at first sip, then develops a strong yeasty/bready flavour that stays in the mouth for a long time. Spicy hops and light malts.

Mouthfeel: light bodied, a bit crisp and dry. Bitter spicy hops and strong yeasty/bready aftertaste.

Overall: I was expecting more from this beer, didn't like it at first, then appreciated it, but I'd choose other beers to drink on a daily basis.

Aug 14, 2016
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OlaB from Norway

4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: amber ,very clear , very little head when i pour in the glass.
S: hops,citrus, spices,.mint,especially the hop are very noticable
T:Citrus ,hops, very well balanced bitterness., very refreshing taste.
F medium bodied, with medium carbonation.
O: A very decent IPA , very drinkable and refreshing, not the best IPA i had , but it was absolutelly a good one

Nov 27, 2015
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Dentist666 from Russian Federation

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Sep 18, 2015
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Andrewharemza from Australia

3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

Aug 23, 2015
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beer488 from Israel

3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an amber color with low carbonation, head dissipating quickly. Abv on the bottle is 5.3%. Smell - very light to non-existent, sweet malt. Taste - medium bodied with hop bitterness. Bitterness in the finish. It is a refreshing ipa.

Aug 13, 2015
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sejorules from Sweden

4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Very clear, orange and Amber colored. Medium head that fades away quickly.
S: Very grassy or leavy. I can describe it as the smell after rain. Slight citrus.
T: The taste begins with citrus, to rapidly taste the grass that you could smell. The after taste is really bitter.
F: It feels nice, a lot of flavours are blended together.
O: It was a very good IPA. Although not my favourite, I think it was a nice beer. The bitterness was quite strong in the aftertaste, which was very surprising.

Aug 07, 2015
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baile208 from Michigan

2.53/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Smell wasn't powerful as expected. Smooth IPA and easy drinkability. Dark orange amber. Taste is earthy with hints of citrus. Tastes of leaves and crispness.

May 06, 2015
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drmeto from Germany

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

-pours a clear amber with a medium,quick dissipating eggshell-colored head
-low-medium carbonation visible
-slight grapefruit,oranges,very grassy,bread,caramel
-orange zest,grassy,lime,lightpineapple, caramel with a bready finish
-medium-high carbonation,light-medium body
Actually reminds me a lot of the Brooklyn Lager.

Apr 12, 2015
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4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Just got this and West Coast from Green Flash to compare, and all in all, this is a "light" version of West Coast, still great in scent and flavor but not as powerfull. Still worth it though

Mar 29, 2015
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dcmchew from Romania

4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

Jul 05, 2014
India Pale Ale from Fuller's
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 415 ratings