Thursday, July 12, 2012

Review: Meantime IPA

Brewery:  Meantime Brewing Company
Locale:  London Borough of Greenwich
Craft Circa:  1999
Style:  India Pale Ale
ABV:  7.4%

Label:  Sleek, Royal-esque.

Overall:   Very good beer.  It smelled very nice with floral kicking in immediately.  Not overwhelming with hops, not very bold either.  You are wanting it to come off smoother than what it is because the initial taste reminds me of other solid IPAs that I’ve had, but didn’t quite finish off as well as you hope it to.  With that said though, I would definitely give it a shot, and for the price, it’s feasible to give their other beers in their lineup a shot too.  Just remember if you ever visit the U.K., this brew is a definite viable option for the hop drinkers who want a change up from their Boddingtons. 

So why venture off to the land of Cockneys for today’s brew?  Well 50 years ago today, July 12, 1962, marks the date the Rolling Stones first took the stage.  Their first gig was at the Marquee Club in London’s Oxford Street.  50 years of rock and roll… quite amazing.  Rolling Stone Magazine has a great little piece on the night that was to be.  Check it out. 

The Rolling Stones were my high school sweetheart that I am still happily married to today.  Through great memories and not so great memories, they were and continue to be the soundtrack of my life.  Here's to another 50 years. 

Acquisition:  11.2oz - $4

Windfall:  Top Album, such a masterpiece.


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