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Marston's Old Empire IPA

PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Royal Victoria PavilionRamsgate, Kent08 Nov 2017
The New Cross TurnpikeWelling, Greater London25 Jul 2017
The Eight BellsDover, Kent02 Mar 2017
The Watch HouseLewisham, Greater London19 Feb 2017
The White Lion HotelTenterden, Kent08 Feb 2017
The Robert PocockGravesend, Kent31 Dec 2016
Green DragonWelton, East Yorkshire23 Jul 2016
Olde England 2Wellingborough, Northamptonshire27 Jan 2016
The Society RoomsMaidstone, Kent05 Nov 2015
Plasterers ArmsNorwich, Norfolk28 Oct 2015
Hamilton HallCity, Central London30 Sep 2015
GoldengroveStratford, Greater London27 Nov 2014
The Crosse KeysCity, Central London13 Nov 2014
The HuntsmanCheadle, Staffordshire13 Apr 2014
The Standing OrderStevenage, Hertfordshire10 Oct 2013
Good IntentWest Farleigh, Kent23 Aug 2013
The College ArmsPeterborough, Cambridgeshire02 Aug 2013
The Gun & SpitroastHorsmonden, Kent05 Apr 2013
The West Gate InnCanterbury, Kent22 Nov 2012
The Muggleton Inn Maidstone, Kent28 Aug 2012
Woodrow WilsonCarlisle, Cumbria27 Jul 2012
The Metropolitan BarBaker Street, Central London12 Jul 2012
The Sovereign of the SeasPetts Wood, Greater London25 Jun 2012
The Bree LouiseEuston, Central London14 Jun 2012
J.J. Moon'sTooting, Greater London27 Apr 2012
Three CompassesHornsey, Greater London13 Apr 2012
The Last InnOswestry, Shropshire24 Dec 2011
The County HotelAshford, Kent05 Oct 2011
The Thomas SheratonStockton-on-Tees, Durham02 Oct 2011
Yates (formerly The William Wilberforce)Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire12 Jan 2011
Ye Olde Red Lion HotelMarket Bosworth, Leicestershire25 Dec 2010
The WelkinLiverpool, Merseyside23 Dec 2010
The LoggerheadsShrewsbury, Shropshire22 Oct 2010
The Earl of DalkeithKettering, Northamptonshire03 Jun 2010
The Mechanical ElephantMargate, Kent10 Jul 2009
Gardener's ArmsOxford, Oxfordshire09 Feb 2008
The GuildhallFolkestone, Kent16 Feb 2007
White Cliffs Beer Festival 2007Dover, Kent02 Feb 2007
Pillars of HerculesSoho, Central London15 Oct 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
DosserGood08 Nov 2017
ChrisENot Tried06 Nov 2017
DosserGood04 Nov 2017

The New Cross Turnpike, Welling, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Jul 2017 Just a taster had a caramel edge
Philip PirripNot Tried10 Mar 2017
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Sep 2016 Ran out as I ordered. Clip left showing so I turned it round, a simple act of customer service!!
Philip PirripGood12 Sep 2016 1st one
Philip PirripExcellent12 Sep 2016 2nd out just that bit fresher
Philip PirripGood17 Jun 2016
Philip PirripNot Tried01 Aug 2015

The Eight Bells, Dover, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Mar 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Aug 2016

The Watch House, Lewisham, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripExcellent19 Feb 2017
Philip PirripExcellent19 Feb 2017
Philip PirripAcceptable02 Dec 2015 Jury's out

The White Lion Hotel, Tenterden, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
JasonNot Tried08 Feb 2017
ChrisENot Tried04 Apr 2015

The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Dec 2016

Green Dragon, Welton, East Yorkshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisEExcellent23 Jul 2016 A perfect nightcap before retiring to the stable block.

Olde England 2, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
HSBNot Tried27 Jan 2016

The Society Rooms, Maidstone, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
HSBNot Tried05 Nov 2015
TobesNot Tried03 Aug 2013
Toby Not Tried13 Jun 2013
AlenomoreNot Tried05 Aug 2012
PedroNot Tried26 Jun 2012
AlenomoreAcceptable14 Jul 2011 Not in particularly good condition.
IanNot Tried19 May 2011
AlenomoreNot Tried26 Sep 2010
AlenomoreExceptional29 Jul 2010 Still a classic. Very good.

Plasterers Arms, Norwich, Norfolk

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HSBNot Tried28 Oct 2015

Hamilton Hall, City, Central London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
HSBNot Tried30 Sep 2015
HSBNot Tried14 May 2015

Goldengrove, Stratford, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried27 Nov 2014

The Crosse Keys, City, Central London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried13 Nov 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried16 Oct 2014
Stephen HarrisNot Tried14 Mar 2013
IanNot Tried21 Oct 2008

The Huntsman, Cheadle, Staffordshire

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Nick WillisNot Tried13 Apr 2014 Just gone

The Standing Order, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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HSBNot Tried10 Oct 2013

Good Intent, West Farleigh, Kent

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PedroNot Tried23 Aug 2013

The College Arms, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Aug 2013

The Gun & Spitroast, Horsmonden, Kent

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oz11Poor05 Apr 2013 Should have stayed on the red top, but against my better judgement I tried this. Flat and out of condition.

The West Gate Inn, Canterbury, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Bob ANot Tried22 Nov 2012

The Muggleton Inn , Maidstone, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
PedroNot Tried28 Aug 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried18 Jul 2012
AlenomoreNot Tried15 Aug 2010

Woodrow Wilson, Carlisle, Cumbria

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Jul 2012

The Metropolitan Bar, Baker Street, Central London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripExcellent12 Jul 2012 Dry and moreish
IanNot Tried17 Feb 2009

The Sovereign of the Seas, Petts Wood, Greater London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
oz11Not Tried25 Jun 2012
oz11Good22 Jun 2012

The Bree Louise, Euston, Central London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Philip PirripNot Tried14 Jun 2012

J.J. Moon's, Tooting, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 Apr 2012

Three Compasses, Hornsey, Greater London

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Stephen HarrisNot Tried13 Apr 2012

The Last Inn, Oswestry, Shropshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
Bear & Ragged StaffExcellent24 Dec 2011 I shy away from Marston's whenever I see it, strange considering I was brought up on the stuff. I'm glad I tried this. It was nicely malty and fruity with a medium dry finish. Good balance, good body and smooth to drink . No hesitation in having this when I see it again.

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried05 Oct 2011
IanExcellent23 Jul 2008 Still just about my favourite Marston's beer. The hop really is quite amazing and I keep forgetting just how good the aroma and hop finish are. Beautiful pint. I could smell this all night.
IanGood04 Jun 2008 Really very hoppy for an English beer. Slight burton snatch on the aroma. Then the alcohol kicks in. Not obvious syrupy, but definitely has an effect on the brain.
IanGood16 Jan 2008 Just about the best pint of this beer I've had. The hop was incredibly fresh on this.
IanNot Tried16 Sep 2007
SteveExcellent13 Jun 2007 Full Flavoured ale taste the hops and malt very fruity at 5.7 it was one pint I didn't knock straight back I just sipped and savoured excellent beer
IanNot Tried27 Mar 2007
IanNot Tried13 Mar 2007
IanNot Tried08 Mar 2007
AndrewNot Tried23 Jan 2007
IanGood24 Dec 2006 Some ok fruit, some hoppy dryness on end. Quite pleasant to drink
AndrewGood24 Dec 2006 Pale malt gold colour. No head. Smells of summer medows. Tastes of snow and gold malt. Quite sharp and slightly sour.
IanAcceptable20 Nov 2006 Crystal clear copper colour with lasting partly creamy/bubbly beige head. Earthy hop aroma. Some hop, bit of ashtray. Bit farty on aroma too. Raspberry malty fruit in mouth, some hop bite on end. Sweet red fruit in mouth. Drying finish, hops battling with the sweetness. Juicy malt. Too sweet for me, not enough hop to balance, but interesting.

The Thomas Sheraton, Stockton-on-Tees, Durham

WhoScoreWhenNotes
davidg83Not Tried02 Oct 2011

Yates (formerly The William Wilberforce), Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
MickExcellent12 Jan 2011 Superb hops, pale gold with superb aroma and finish.

Ye Olde Red Lion Hotel, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
DubbelExcellent25 Dec 2010 Really good. Robust IPA flavours, well kept and just the right amount of buzz from the first beer of a long boozy day.

The Welkin, Liverpool, Merseyside

WhoScoreWhenNotes
MickExcellent23 Dec 2010 Very nice, good flavour for a pale beer, lovely ho taste and aroma

The Loggerheads, Shrewsbury, Shropshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
ChrisENot Tried22 Oct 2010

The Earl of Dalkeith, Kettering, Northamptonshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
StephenGood03 Jun 2010 Great well balanced ale but you feel it drinks all its strength so only had one.
StephenNot Tried03 Jun 2008

The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

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BlairNot Tried10 Jul 2009

Gardener's Arms, Oxford, Oxfordshire

WhoScoreWhenNotes
IanNot Tried09 Feb 2008

The Guildhall, Folkestone, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
IanGood16 Feb 2007 Deep copper colour with lasting off white head. Perfumey hop aroma is slight. Good in mouth, some toffee, some warming alcohol. Good dose of hops. Some yeast. Bit of syrupy malt. Goodish white flesh stone fruit/peach/nectarine.

White Cliffs Beer Festival 2007, Dover, Kent

WhoScoreWhenNotes
BrianGood02 Feb 2007 Decided to go on an IPA mission. The sulphorous odour is almost enough to put you off, but the taste is great.

Pillars of Hercules, Soho, Central London

WhoScoreWhenNotes
IanAcceptable15 Oct 2005 Hazy orange colour quite good hops, some nice fruit, quite fresh, but doesn't drink its strength

Marston's Old Empire IPA

5.70% ABV.

We have tried this beer 29 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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