Ridgeway IPA
Ridgeway Brewing

Ridgeway IPARidgeway IPA
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Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom
IPA - English
Ranked #29
Ranked #22,672
3.76 | pDev: 14.89%
Jan 12, 2022
May 01, 2005
Very Good
Ridgeway IPARidgeway IPA
Notes: Our best seller, this bottle conditioned, hopped IPA is intensely floral, with wine-like tannin and hop resins to the fore. However, allowed to ‘age’ and the tannin will almost disappear with the floral hop being replaced by a more subtle spicy character. Natural carbonation will develop and the beer will pour with a champagne like sparkle.
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3.71/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Pretty clear amber body white sudsy head. Dry flowers with light hop bitters and citrus zest make up the bland nose. Taste adds some stale crusty bread and mild malt, floral hops run the show though, again zesty citrus supporting with a hint of tea. Feel is bright, dry, moderately shaped by bitterness, but carbonation is high. Meh

Jan 12, 2022
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3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Sigmund from Norway

Bottle, at Plain Kitchen, Göteborg. Bottle conditioned. Golden colour, moderate head. Hoppy aroma with notes of resin and honey. Hoppy flavour, notes of resin and grapefruit. Good beer.

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4 by paulish from New York on Sep 28, 2021
3.35 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts on May 12, 2020
3.93 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Apr 23, 2020
3.73 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas on May 19, 2017
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2.98/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Had to have been a bad bottle. Very little carbonation, oxidized and dull but had a best by date of July 2017. I will revisit this beer as the other beers from Ridgeway have been well made.

Feb 12, 2017
3.78 by dcmchew from Romania on Jan 01, 2017
Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Beginner2 from Illinois

In Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", sequel to his CAMRA classic.
Had in my pre-BA career. If I find it again, I'll review it.

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3.76 by vinicole from England on May 25, 2015
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4.37/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Wobbly from Missouri

Outstanding English IPA. I would take this over most IPA's made in the U.S.

May 05, 2015
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4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by titty_mcbitty from Tennessee

This ipa pours a hazy orange-yellow with a tall white head. Lacing is left.

Smells like a forest - grassy hops and English malts and barley.

At first it's kind of dry and starchy. As it warms though it gets really good. There is a genuine hop bitterness in this beer. Also some floral tones with a nice caramel maltiness backing it all up.

Mouth feel is smooth and relatively light. Creamy, though.

I appreciate the traditional IPA English style that Ridgeway followed. I can really taste the hop oils. It's as if I were drinking beer at an English pub in the 1800's.

Mar 14, 2015
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3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by tone77 from Pennsylvania

Poured from a brown 16.9 oz. bottle. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of light fruits, floral, some sweetness. Taste is light hops, malts, hints of tea, mild bitterness at the finish. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a decent beer, but nothing special.

Jan 04, 2015
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4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Premo88 from Texas

16.9 oz. bottle poured into nonic
(F13 195 printed on back label)

L: pale gold, very cloudy, big fluffy white head that bursts up a good 1 1/2 inches and sticks at the top; no amber; looks like a pale ale; opacity might be clearing up a bit

S: fruity English pale ale smell with some nice sweetness; man, is that nice ... really mixes the good light malt (sweet biscuits; bread) with some yeast into a pronounced hop profile for an English ale; the hops are green and grassy more than bitter

T: follows the nose almost 1 to 1 to start with; sweet fruity English ale note, lots of barley, light barley, and there is definitely some hops in here; more than that little English "bitter" taste, you actually can detect some green/grassy/spicy tastes

F: loads of carbonation despite the big head -- the bottle-conditioning is fantastic here; feels pretty light but not watery

O: now *this* is what we thought India Pale Ales were meant to be! like the brewery says, the style floated from the UK to India to the North American Pacific Coast and now it's found a good home in this brew back in the UK. I can hardly describe how happy I am to find a hoppy British IPA that uses good English hops ... wow!

If you're a noble-hops/British-hops fan, FIND THIS BEER!

Dec 29, 2013
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Ridgeway IPA from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 126 ratings