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Tap East (Utobeer)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Squawk - Sorachi StoutExceptional1
Tap East - Smokestack PorterExceptional1
Tap East - Red IPAExcellent2
Good Chemistry - Time LapseExcellent1
XT Brewing - : Single Hop Sorachi Ace Excellent1
Turning Point - AvalonExcellent1
Tap East - SteeleworksExcellent2
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) Excellent1
Intrepid - SunriseExcellent1
Turning Point - Rising TideGood1
Tap East - Tonic AleGood1
Pig & Porter - Chinook Porter Love MedicineGood1
TicketyBrew - Summer IPAGood1
Tap East - London ExtraAcceptable3
Redemption - Fellowship PorterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Oakham - JHBNot Tried0
Moor - Unfined ConfidenceNot Tried0
Wild Beer Co. - BibbleNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Tap East - East End MildNot Tried0
Wylam - CascadeNot Tried0
Fyne - Hurricane JackNot Tried0
Oakham - CitraNot Tried0
Fyne - JarlNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Under CurrentNot Tried0
Burning Sky - PlateauNot Tried0
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPANot Tried0
Tap East - IPANot Tried0
Vocation - Heart & SoulNot Tried0
Oakham - Scarlet MacawNot Tried0
Tap East - IPANot Tried0
Arbor Ales - Never A FrownNot Tried0
Picture 1. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 2. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London
Picture 3. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Visits Details

20 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Sunday evening after the crowds have gone. I spent time chatting with a friend who had enjoyed a day exploring the pubs of Sandwich and Deal and had just arrived back in Stratford on the Bullet Train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Squawk - Sorachi Stout7.10ExceptionalBlack, with a brown head. A beautiful, full-on, dry, roasted Stout with lovely Sorachi Ace hop flavours. Perfect.
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30ExcellentIn top form.
TicketyBrew - Summer IPA6.00GoodGolden. Obviously a strong beer, but not as full-bodied as you would expect for the abv.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
11 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Quite late in the evening, but before the place is swamped by people coming out of the athletics meeting at the nearby Olympic Stadium.
BeerABVScoreNotes
XT Brewing - : Single Hop Sorachi Ace 4.50ExcellentGolden. Good to see XT dabbling in the single hop world.
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - IPA6.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Never A Frown4.30Not Tried
09 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief early evening visit. Not too busy despite a local athletics event. Keg beers here at amazingly rising prices, a Japanese one at £9.50pp and a 5.5% Arbor at £7.50. And people are buying!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Red IPA6.00GoodCreamy, full bodied
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Oakham - Scarlet Macaw4.40Not Tried
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
03 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Thursday evening and very busy but the staff were working hard and I got served almost immediately.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Good Chemistry - Time Lapse3.80Excellent
Siren Craft - Liquid Mistress Red IPA5.80Not Tried
Tap East - IPA5.80Not Tried
Vocation - Heart & Soul4.40Not Tried
Tap East - Red IPA6.00Not Tried
01 Aug 2017 (Jack William)
Late afternoon - celebratory pint after a track taster session at the Velodrome. Moderately busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - London Extra5.30AcceptableA bit cloudy and harsh.
Fyne - Jarl3.80Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Under Current4.50Not Tried
Burning Sky - Plateau3.50Not Tried
Tap East - Steeleworks3.90Not Tried
26 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Late-evening and the usual regulars are in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Steeleworks3.90ExcellentA reliably excellent Black IPA – or should I now be calling this kind of beer a ‘Cascadian Dark’?
Fyne - Hurricane Jack4.40Not Tried
Oakham - Citra4.20Not Tried
Tap East - London Extra5.30Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
21 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Mid to late evening and unexpectedly quiet for a Friday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Red IPA6.00ExcellentAn all-new Red IPA, heavily hopped with Ekuanot.
Turning Point - Rising Tide4.30GoodA hazy, fruity, Pale Ale.
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Tap East - East End Mild3.50Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Wylam - Cascade4.20Not Tried
13 Jul 2017 (ChrisE)
Busy but with the usual fast and efficient service from knowledgeable staff.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50ExceptionalDelicious
Tap East - London Extra5.30GoodI noted this down as 5.5%, a rather chewy amber bitter.
Oakham - JHB3.80Not Tried
Moor - Unfined Confidence4.60Not Tried
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00Not Tried
Wild Beer Co. - Bibble4.20Not Tried
11 Jul 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Here for a big chunk of mid-evening. I actually left at one point, but returned when I realised just how torrential was the rain outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Turning Point - Avalon3.80ExcellentVery pale and very juicy.
Tap East - Tonic Ale3.00GoodI usually love this beer, but today I found the hops (HBC 431 in the current version of this beer) just a little bit harsh.
Pig & Porter - Chinook Porter Love Medicine6.00GoodA fruity, black Porter on key-keg dispense. Good flavours but suffered a little from flat condition.
Tap East - London Extra5.30AcceptableA return for this beer after three years absence from the bar. An amber-coloured, heavily malty beer. This pint a little too cloudy for comfort.
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
30 Jun 2017 (Stephen Harris)
Late until perilously close to closing time, following an evening at the V&A.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tap East - Steeleworks3.90Excellent
Intrepid - Sunrise4.60ExcellentA golden, hoppy Wheat Beer. Rather good.
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
Tap East - A.P.A. (American Pale Ale) 4.30Not Tried
Tap East - Smokestack Porter6.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye4.80Not Tried

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About the Tap East

The pub sign. Tap East, Stratford, Greater London

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional25
Excellent385
Good152
Acceptable50
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Stratford, Greater London, E20 1EE.

A brand new pub opened on 13 September 2011 in the Westfield Shopping Centre at Stratford. It is directly opposite Stratford International railway station in what is called International Square, the pub contains a micro-brewery and stocks approximately 500 bottled beers. It is a sister pub to the Rake in Borough Market. 6 handpumps in 2 banks of 3 with one bank usually reserved for Tap East's own brews.

We have visited this pub 292 times, seen 569 different beers and tried 381 of them.

Map location

Postcode: E20 1EE