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Compass The King’s Shipment IPA

Brewed by Compass
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Carterton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.04/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
The King’s Shipment is our take on this 18th century beer style. Its origin is from a time when Britain’s tall ships rules the seas and exotic spices first saw our shores. The beer is a delight for all senses and as you inhale you will be treated to a balanced blend of spicy grass and orange tones to a backdrop of an old oak forest. Our special blend of four different hop varieties and the pale golden colour will undoubtedly seduce you.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ManVsBeer (8765) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2016
Bottle from Halifax Beer Factory, Halifax. Slightly hazed golden-amber with a thin head. Has a steady English fruitiness in both aroma and taste which is mildly spiced. Its strength is not overly evident.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joe19612 (2613) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a light brown colour with a white head, malty aroma with some biscuit, taste is light and not very bitter with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (4342) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle. Archer Road Beer Stop, Sheffield. Clear gold. Filmy, white head. Bitter grass. Some lemon pith. Hint of orange. Spicy, biscuity malts. Taste is toffee sweet, turning grassy, woody bitter. Slick palate. Spiky, full carbonation. Finishes woody bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3891) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
bottle from Gloucester Service M5. Deep golden colour with white head.Aroma of orange from the hops, and a touch of maltiness. The taste is sweet caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4784) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
500ml bottle (not bottle conditioned) from Oddbins, Mitchell Street, Glasgow - clear golden, a few bubbles, good white head, fruity caramel aroma, no lacing, herbal, caramel flavour, high carbonation, dry, bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuartyboy (1458) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H a clear golden ale with an orange and woody aroma flavour is fruity with malt and oak some spice and herbal notes coming through a interesting and unusual beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2875) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle from Oddbins, Blackheath. Gold pour with a white head. Caramel and pear aroma. Lots of caramel and fruit in the flavour. Quite a dry, sweet finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Clear golden color, very strong diacetyl aroma. Light bodied. Buttery, malty, sweetish, no bitterness. Unclean.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (5598) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2013
Sample from bottle @sbwf13. Amber with small white head. Aroma of malt, a bit smoke, wood and caramel. Taste follows in the same tracks. High bitterness, decent beer

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
oh6gdx (25451) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Bottled@SBWF2013. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is big time diacetyl, some slight fruity and floral notes along with some ripe fruits too. Flavour is big time diacetyl, some slight floral and fruity notes along with mild crisp maltiness to it. Too bad the diacetyl is all over the beer. Probably not intentional.

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