Ivanhoe: A Very English Pale Ale Reviewed by Brandon C. Hovey

Ivanhoe: A Very English Pale Ale

Beer Style: English Pale Ale

Abv: 5.2%

Serving Methodology: 500ml bottle poured into pint 312 pilsner glass

Brewery: Ridgeway Brewery

Country of Origin: United Kingdom (England)

Background: I’m continuing on my English Beer survey. I chose Ivanhoe because of its label and the fact it was a pale ale. I adore pale ales, not just IPAs or stouts. Pale Ales are a fabulous example of an English beer style. If you are interested in exploring English beers like myself, I strongly encourage you to check out more Pale Ales.

The label was exceptionally invoking of English history. It reminded me of a scene from the Bayeux Tapestry, but with a 13th or 12 century flair instead of 11th. If you need an explanation of the Bayeux Tapestry visit here.

Taste & Aroma: The nose here is of fine English hops and malt. The flavor is rich and creamy malt with the peppery

affects of English hops. This is an excellent balanced beer. Unfortunately, this beer was a casualty of an accident. Our dog was being quite restless after Easter celebrations, we decided to include her in a movie screening. Alas, the reconfiguring of the den’s furniture led to me accidentally tipping over my beer. An unfortunate thing, but nothing to be too upset over.

Final Analysis: I only got to savor four or so ounces of this beer before losing it. It was altogether great though. I’d strongly encourage you to give it a try.

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