Fuller's India Pale Ale | Fuller Smith & Turner PLC

very good
306 Ratings
Fuller's India Pale AleFuller's India Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
England, United Kingdom

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bierman9 on 01-22-2001

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4/5  rDev +2%

3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle. FullerĀ“s Pint glass. Enjoyed on aprĀ“13. Pours light copper in color with crystal clear appearance. White froth, close & lasting crown. Mild toasted malt aromas, subtle resins, earthy & mint hues to the nose. Evident hop tendency overwhelm toffee maltiness. Medium body. Moderate to soft carbonation. Herbal notes & earthy bitterness in the middle provide sharp astringency that lingers into a no-sugar tea-like finish. Note:Label indicates 5.3% (Bar Code 5-011885-010478)

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bloody hell, is it IPA time again? Suppose that's not necessarily a bad thing though. After experimenting with various American double IPAs in the last week or so, I was compelled to break the chain of Americana with Fullers' addition to the scene. As the result of going through a massive phase last year of drinking nothing but London Pride for two weeks, it's safe to say that I hold Fullers and its products in high reverence. But can they match their reputation with the IPA? Time to find out.

Serving Type: 500ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: A copper, ruby-red body with a slightly tan-coloured head. The head retains itself quite well and laces sparingly down the glass as it disappears. Nothing terribly fascinating, but certainly not unpleasant.

Smell: Overwhelmingly hoppy, with aromas of Goldings and Fuggles being the most obvious. Some malt is noticeable with a large inhalation.

Taste: An initial hoppy bitterness transforms after two or three seconds into a deep malt finish, not dissimilar to Greene King or several other English IPAs. Sweetness and bitterness is balanced very well. Hats off lads.

Mouthfeel: Pretty much what one would expect from an English IPA - moderate-to-light carbonation and a moderately dense body. Easily sessionable.

Overall: A great addition to the IPA scene by the English brewing giants. Probably not a candidate for the finest IPA out there, but it deserves praise for the balance of malt and bitterness that so many breweries fail to achieve.

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Fuller's India Pale Ale from Fuller Smith & Turner PLC
3.92 out of 5 based on 306 ratings.
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