Finchley's IPA
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery

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English India Pale Ale (IPA)
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3.29 | pDev: 6.69%
George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
England, United Kingdom
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 3
Reviews by AEK:
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3.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml brown bottle poured into a Marston's pint pot.

A. Mid amber coloured ale with a bubbly white head.

S. A little malt and hop aroma and maybe a hint of spice too. Nothing else much to note.

T. Juicy malt and some hop interplay. Hints of oranges and fruit chews.

M. Thin, almost medium.

D. An average IPA, clean drinking and easy to knock back on a warm afternoon. I am surprised this is brewed by Bateman's as their other beers are very good but this one (in a line up of 3 different ales under this name at Aldi) lacks the quality of their own branded beer range.

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3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 500ml bottle, reviewed 16 days before it's best before date.

Poured into an Abbot Ale tankard: good amber coloured body, the head of big bubbles soon filtered away to a wispy covering.

The aroma is more malts than hops, unusual for an IPA. Semi-sweet molasses rule the smells, where are the hops?

The hops don't seem to be in the initial taste either. They do come into their own in middle and later during the sip/gulps.

The 4.5% ABV sits well in the brew and although this doesn't fit the normal IPA profile you'd expect it's a pleasant drink.

I love Batemans beers, this one, brewed for the Aldi supermarket chain (UK) isn't great, but it's still worth trying considering the cost.

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3/5  rDev -8.8%

Finchley's IPA from George Bateman & Son / Batemans Brewery
Beer rating: 3.29 out of 5 with 3 ratings