Greene King IPA – Handcrafted India Pale Ale (ENG)

Rumour has it that Bury St Edmunds-brewed, Greene King IPA used to the most popular keg beer in the UK. I say ‘used to‘ because the same unconfirmed source told me it has recently been overtaken by that ubiquitous Cornish/Canadian brew, Sharp,s Doom Bar.

It’s easy to see why this is such a popular ale as it choses a middle path and is unlikely to put anyone off. More malty and less fruity than your average IPA, Greene King’s flagship brew slides down very easily.

Greene King IPA ...... no longer king of the hill?
Greene King IPA …… no longer king of the hill?

 

A testament to its popularity is the fact you can get it hand-pumped at Heathrow Airport ….. who’d have thought? At 3.6% it makes for a good session beer and also made a good companion for a steak pie, with mash and peas. I found the taste became more complex as the beer warmed. I could have quite easily had another one ….. but I’m only supposed to have one beer a day.

From the album ‘Green’, here’s REM with ‘Orange Crush’ …….

 

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0 thoughts on “Greene King IPA – Handcrafted India Pale Ale (ENG)”

  1. Back here at Hawks Mountain it’s a large bottle of Tsingtao and a Madras myself – es you. Please now listen to my favourite band Indochine – Alice and June. (Joe le)TAXI…

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