IPA, Greene King
Added: Monday, October 3rd 2011
|Smell||Fresh, Clean, Hoppy|
|Taste||Hoppy, Dry, Refreshing|
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.