IPA | Ridgeway Brewing

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Ridgeway Brewing
England, United Kingdom

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by gentlebubbles on 05-01-2005

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 500ml bottle with a BB of June 2013. Picked up a little while back from a supermarket in Oxford. The label describes it as an authentic IPA...

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Bottle conditioned. A luminous golden-amber hue with faint haze and low carbonation. Forms a small head of white foam that subsides after a minute or so. Aroma of bright, fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, orange, citrus and grass. Grainy caramel malt and earthy yeast underpin the hops. An unpleasant metallic twang lurks in the background.

Tastes of caramel malt with a hoppy character and a dry, bitter finish. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, grass, earthy yeast and grain. Dry and slightly spicy. A decent but restrained bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with good body; the low carbonation doesn't detract from the texture. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of bitter aromatic hops and dry yeast.

Tasty - a solid example of a British IPA. Not as chock-full of hops as an American IPA, but still hoppy and nicely balanced. The yeast adds depth to the flavour. Very drinkable and I would happily have another. Well worth trying if you have the chance.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Overall I'm not much of a fan of this brewery, primarily because of all of their mediocre Christmas beers with silly names. I had this IPA at the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting, though and thought it was a much better effort and more of the real thing rather than a marketing ploy, so kudos where kudos are due. Poured golden with a typical cask drawn bubbly head, and quite good clarity. Smelled very citrusy and juicy with an underlying aroma of fresh baked bread. Surprisingly pleasant and fresh. The taste is similar- vibrant with orange citrus and a bit less of the fresh bread, but still a nice breadiness along with a gentle bitterness. A slight bit slippery in the mouth, but the overall effect of the beer is quite pleasant. A bit surprising to me how much I enjoyed this one.

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Label stamped F13 195.

Pours beautifully, golden, with the head of a root beer float, great lacing, plenty of activity. The beer will pour clear until you add the yeast from the bottom, then a haze. Smell of dry malts, nice English hop aroma.

Taste is clean, smooth, biscuit-y malt character, light herbal bittering. Slight velvety mouthfeel, very classic tasting. Getting tired of (American) IPAs? Pick up one of these, a nice departure from the sometimes overwhelming American style.

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IPA from Ridgeway Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 121 ratings