21st November 2016 – Review by Andy
Marston’s say… A memorable and deceptively easy-drinking IPA. This is an authentic recreation of the beer style created for, and enjoyed throughout, the Empire. Goldings, Fuggles and American Cascade hops combine to give a crisp, citrus hop aroma, with a balanced, bittersweet finish – 5.7% abv.
At 5.7% this is a decent strength IPA from Marston’s, deep brown in colour with a decent fruity taste which leaves a slight, inoffensive aftertaste. After a few gulps the aftertaste seemed to disappear – I don’t know if the initial hit was quite strong and my taste buds took a minute to get used to it or what.
This does taste its strength, although it is a drink you can take deep gulps of happily enough.
A solid if unspectacular IPA, it wont upset anyone, but probably wont ‘wow’ either. Not one I’d be In a major rush to get back to personally.
And so that was my review, until I felt the need to add a bit more…
That was because the further I went down the pint the more drinkable it became, so although initially it didn’t get me too excited, as the drink went on the more I started to enjoy it.
I have to say, I am a bit confused on this one, I definitely warmed into this beer – I guess the only thing to do is have another bottle to make my mind up!