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Elgoods
Oct 2011

IPA, Greene King

Added: Monday, October 3rd 2011

Style IPA ABV 3.6%
See See Tawny, Amber
Smell Smell Fresh, Clean, Hoppy
Taste Taste Hoppy, Dry, Refreshing
Bitter 3.0
Sweet 3.0

Greene King's best-selling IPA is brewed with First Gold and Challenger English hops, and it caused a stir amongst the beard and sandals real ale community when it scooped a Gold in the 2004 CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain competition. Pouring a pale- to medium bronze with a moderately thick white head, there's a lovely suffused combination of biscuit, resinous hops and some floral lift on the nose. On the palate it is medium bodied and really quite light, with a flavoursome palate that lacks any real hop or alcohol definition, but which drinks very easily with a good balance of sweet and bitter flavours into the finish.

3.6% ABV, 66cl, £1.79, Waitrose, widely available.

IPA, Greene King