Charles Wells Brewery (Marston’s) Wells IPA – English IPA at 5% ABV

Charles Wells Brewery (Marston’s) Wells IPA English IPA at 5% ABV (C$3.00 at Oak & Vine, 500 ml, packaged on 23-May-2017, acquired 7-Jan-2018, reviewed 9-Jan-2018)

Appearance: clear medium amber with one finger of fluffy ivory head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel, biscuity malt, grass, cooked vegetables. (4/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (4/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium finish. (3/5)

This is precisely what I expected: malt-heavy, with only the faintest whiff of grassy hops. Nothing negative about this as such – it’s just very, very boring. In a blind tasting, I’d probably identify this as a bitter. Drank half, sink poured the rest out of sheer boredom. (10/20)

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