Marston's - Old Empire IPA
IPA from the UK 🇬🇧
Brewed by the Marston's Brewery
Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom.
A bit about the beer
Ingredients - Water, Hops - Goldings, Fuggles, American Cascade, Optic Malt
Back to their IPA offering. The official description is that it is "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 aromas, with a balanced, bittersweet finish".
For me, it poured a very light amber colour with an off-white head that doesn't last very long. It has some familiar aromas prominent in IPAs which includes fruitiness and lots of citrusy hops. The taste however is where it falls a bit flat for me. It has some notes of pine and plum and slight biscuity hints, but all to underwhelming. It tasted a bit watered down. The finish and aftertaste is better, but also doesn't provide the bitterness and hoppiness that is to be expected from a proper IPA.
Not a bad beer in its own rights, I think maybe I have just had a series of great IPAs recently which resulted in my experience with the Old Empire not being a very memorable one.