Beer Style

Beer, ale, lager and stout styles and categories

Beers, ales and lagers come in many types, styles and variations. Please choose from the styles listed to find more of the beers you like.

Pale Ale : Imperial IPA

Alaskan Alaskan IPA Recommended - Winner

Alaskan Alaskan IPA
85A well-executed, profoundly hoppy, golden beer that threatens to cloy but never does.

Alcazar Bombay Castle IPA

Alcazar Bombay Castle IPA
75A fine, chunky IPA, although not as complex as others reviewed in these pages.

Alcazar Bowman's Bounty

Alcazar Bowman's Bounty
68A full-flavoured IPA dedicated to Robin Hood. Too strong-tasting for my liking, however, and it could be a little cleaner, too.

BrewDog Hardcore IPA

BrewDog Hardcore IPA
75An intriguing and powerful golden beer echoing the American style where strength and hops both aspire to new levels. The excessive alcohol tends to spoil the balance for me but, as the label says: ‘...

BrewDog Punk IPA

BrewDog Punk IPA
75Very tasty, aggressive beer from a funky Scottish microbrewery that models itself on the US craft brewing movement. But it's so flavoursome that it may prove too demanding for some drinkers.

Deschutes Hop Henge
World Beer Awards 2007 World's Best Imperial IPA - Winner Recommended - Winner

Deschutes Hop Henge
80A fine, typically challenging US IPA, this time from Oregon. Perfect for hop heads, but too intense for drinkers with more delicate palates.

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA Recommended - Winner

Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA
83When we said ‘above 5%' we weren't quite expecting this! Dogfish Head leads the way with ‘extreme' beers, and this is as extreme as it gets.

Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA Recommended - Winner

Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA
80The balance is great but this is a formidable drink that smacks you between the eyes. A good example of the current US trend towards potent, robustly hoppy ales.

Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA Recommended - Winner

Dogfish Head Brewery 60 Minute IPA
85Packed with flavour but cleverly balanced with a refined smoothness. The first of three IPAs from this Delaware brewery that makes its living by fearlessly pushing the envelope. The names of the three...

Dogfish Head Brewery 90 Minute Imperial IPA Editors Choice - Winner

Dogfish Head Brewery 90 Minute Imperial IPA
90You know you've had a drink with this one, but it's a class act with exemplary control of the alcohol and esters. I've scored it even more highly this time around than when previously reviewed. Wonder...

Downton Brewery Chimera IPA

Downton Brewery Chimera IPA
78A big, appropriately hoppy, somewhat alcoholic, golden IPA from Wiltshire.

Goose Island Imperial IPA Editors Choice - Winner

Goose Island Imperial IPA
88A stunner. A joy on a cold night when you don't fancy a malty warmer. The label suggests pairing the beer with the saltiest blue cheese you can find.

Goose Island India Pale Ale Editors Choice - Winner

Goose Island India Pale Ale
90Astonishingly fresh tasting, outstanding pale beer. Will a UK supermarket please put it back on the shelves?

Great Divide  Titan Recommended - Winner

Great Divide Titan
80A chunky, dark-golden IPA with an intense hoppy finish.

Meantime Indian Pale Ale Recommended - Winner

Meantime Indian Pale Ale
88Another beer that justly earned rave reviews on these pages previously. Retasted here, it again scores very highly.

Meantime IPA

Meantime IPA
90An impressive beer from first sight – in its corked Champagne-like bottle – right through to the lasting finish. A must for anyone who loves the taste of fresh hops. Bottle conditioned.

World Beer Awards 2011
world beer awards 2011 intro html pthe 2011 world beer awards saw a surge in entries and judging began its lengthy meticulous process in june with more rounds and judges taking part more than ever in ...