IPA | Ridgeway Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom
ridgewaybrewery.co.uk

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gentlebubbles on 05-01-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
78
Avg:
3.79
pDev:
15.04%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RochefortChris
2.98/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed in Roger Protz' "300 More Beers To Try Before You Die", a sequel to his CAMRA classic.

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Photo of AlexAfonin
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dithyramben
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of aussiebeer
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vinicole
3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mizx
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wobbly
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of tone77
3.26/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

Photo of johansan
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Doomclaw
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of drpimento
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of mta11c
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of ConradKenney
2/5  rDev -47.2%

Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Premo88
4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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IPA from Ridgeway Brewing
3.79 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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