Sunday, December 9, 2012

Meantime English IPA

When you find an India Pale Ale, you find that most of them are from some American brewery, but they did originate from England, and so did this one, Meantime English IPA, 7.50% ABV. This has a higher ABV then most IPA I’ve come across. This Meantime pours a hazy light orange color with a one finger thin white head that does fade quickly and leave somewhat of a light lacing. I didn’t find too much light coming through the glass and nor did I find a whole lot of carbonation bubbles either. The aroma has a nice citrusy fruit notes to it, nice orange and lemon. There was that bitter grass scent as well. Meantime’s taste is a sticky citrusy with orange lemon and a bit of pineapple surrounded by a hoppy yet grassy note. But this is way hoppier than most American IPA, not a whole lot of bitterness, just big hop presents to it. There is no sour like bitterness that you get from some American IPA’s. This is just a big hoppy IPA. The mouth feel is medium with a big hop note, and finishes well with a nice hop flavor. The aftertaste is hoppy clean, a bit refreshing. I would give this an A, just a good hoppy IPA with out a lot of bitterness and need to have a glass of water afterwards, but I wouldn’t have more that two of these, having lots of hops and a 7.50% ABV. But this is a solid English IPA, well crafted and tasty. I recommend this if you love IPA’s or just hoppy beers. This is great! So remember to stop on in to Mike’s Discount Beverage’s for this IPA and all your fine wine and beer. Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!

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