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Compass The King’s Shipment IPA

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

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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
TBone (11917) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle @SBWF 2013
Clear golden color, very strong diacetyl aroma. Light bodied. Buttery, malty, sweetish, no bitterness. Unclean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (2766) - 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

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
oh6gdx (20004) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - FEB 21, 2013
This is very unusual. It has little hints of a BrewDog IPA. Medium bodied. Some complex layers of flavour that begin with citrus and fruity hops, followed by grass and hoppy bitterness. Fantastic pale straw/amber colour. Great head and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2013
17th July 2011
Clear gold beer, tiny white head. Smooth palate, moderate carbonation. Dry. Sweetish malt with a trace of caramel. An okay balance of mild orange hops. Light crisp finish. Pretty drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3716) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle. Bronze with a small head.Low carbonation and a gentle hoppiness. Medium body and well balanced/well bottled. Perhaps lacking in hops to be called an IPA but still a reasonable ESB. Nice label as well

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BenH (2014) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2011
From bottle. Aroma of sour apples and tangy caramel toffee. Similar taste, lots of malt, it’s all over the place and full of unpleasantness. Tangy, sour, unbalanced. A serious contender for the worst ipa I’ve ever tasted. I hope my sink enjoyed it more than I did

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
A - Apple, citrus and caramel A - Light orange with thin to no head T - Slight sweet to sour with controlled bitter P - Medium and soft O - Decent

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2011
Golden body, white head. Arom aof fruits, sugar, butter and malt. Flavour has phenols, peppers and cloves. Sweet fruits. Grassy, flowery hops in flavour. Strong and sturdy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (1467) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2011
[500ml bottle from Millets Farm Shop, Frilford, nr Abingdon that Dad shared with me - cheers!] Light amber, small white head. Good smooth resinous mouthfeel. Sweet, but it’s got just enough earthy, grassy hops to balance (although there’s little bitterness). Nice lasting floral finish. Rather enjoyed this one!


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