I loved the colour of this one but unfortunately that's all I loved. It's a beautiful copper toffee colour but it has a very loose head that disappeared in a matter of seconds. It also has a very strange aroma: at first it is hoppy and metallic but then it reminded me of smelly stagnant water, like I often experience with Shepherd Neame ales.
It tastes a little bit malty, quite fresh and with a bitter aftertaste. I was surprised that there was no hint of citrus as you would normally expect with an IPA, making me think that this should be labelled as a bitter rather than an IPA. Despite its flat appearance the carbonation is quite harsh and it was an overall disappointing experience.
Brewed by Greene King, Bury St Edmunds