Beer Review – Meantime Brewing Company’s India Pale Ale

by Kevin on June 5, 2011

Meantime Brewing Company – India Pale Ale

Beer Description – “Our India Pale Ale may best be described as hop wine. Jam packed with English Fuggles and Goldings, the beer is brewed with as many hops as we can physically get into the copper. We even add more hops using our own unique circulation process to ensure maximum contact between the hops and the body of the beer. All this gives us a final hopping rate of well over 2lbs of hops per barrel, resulting in a beer which throws out ginger notes and flavours of, marzipan which soften into a rich Seville orange marmalade.” – www.meantimebrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale
ABV: 7.5%
Availability: Year Round
Country: United Kingdom

My Feedback:
 This 7.5% is not your typical in-your-face strong IPA, the higher alcohol content was hidden very well. This beer poured a hazy deep orange color with about a fingers worth of head and a lot of floral notes on the nose.  I tasted a good amount of pale malts and grapefruits in this brew. This is at the moment is my favorite English IPA that I have had. This beer went down way to easy, great mouth feel, light and dry. If you see this beer on the shelf and haven’t tried it, give it a shot because you won’t be disappointed.

Serving Type: 12oz Glass Bottle
Glassware: Tulip
Food Pairing Suggestion: Roast Beef
Beer Store Shelf Rating: Must Try It

Cheers!
Kevin

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