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    Neither. If all there is is GKIPA I'll have lager or Guinness. Or go somewhere else.

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    "...discerning Greene King IPA drinkers..."

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    I'm not sure why this is suddenly hot news. The North/South contraption has been in operation for 3 or 4 years, first with the St Edmunds Ale and with the IPA.

    I would only drink it if there wasn't any other choice but would go for the North, simply because I get South down here all the time anyway. I wonder what a half North and half South mixture would be like?

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    It was Champion Bitter at the GBBF a few years back, a fact GK are keen we don't forget. CAMRA seem less keen - this year's programme lists various previous winners but not GKIPA, perhaps desparate to avoid a repeat of the sh*tstorm that occurred at the time.

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    After the big debate regarding some ales brewed for sparkler (mainly North) and some not (mainly South), I'd be most interested to try, say, a Landlord & a Harveys both with, then without, to form a judgement.

    I'd be happy for anyone to suggest beers more suitable for this control experiment, but not one from greedyk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trainman View Post
    After the big debate regarding some ales brewed for sparkler (mainly North) and some not (mainly South), I'd be most interested to try, say, a Landlord & a Harveys both with, then without, to form a judgement.
    I've tried Landlord with and without and my advice is if there's no sparkler don't bother. I've tried Gales HSB with and without and not found much difference.
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    On my recent visit to York I had beers with and without sparklers, and in my view they tasted better without them - and I do mean the taste, not just the consistency. It's just a matter of prersonal taste, of course.

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    The Bell and Crown by Kew Bridge has sparklers and it is a Fullers house. The Pride tastes completely different, but not in a detrimental way. It's a good pub, but alas I think that the inclusion of sparklers is financially driven - forshame.
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    I used to be very anti-sparkler but have come round to it in under the priciple "when in Rome..."

    But if I come across a sparklerised London Pride south of Birmingham I will still have words!!!

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