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Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Tenterden, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in Keg & 330ml bottles.
This balanced but powerfully hoppy India Pale Ale is brewed using the finest pale ale malt and three complimentary hops. We use Goldings - the traditional, fresh, sweet, delicate king of English hops. Then we add Bramling Cross, a spicy blackcurranty beauty and finish with a touch of extremely clean fresh Citra hop, for quenching zestines. We think that in balancing these 3 exciting hops we have created a beer of great power yet drinkable harmony.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (363) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 18, 2016
33cl bottle. Clear orange colour with a thin head. Aroma of pale malts, hops, citrus fruit, berry fruit, some floral notes. Somewhat muted compared to most IPAs. Taste is also quite malty for an IPA, sweet caramel, fruity citrus hops, berries. Soft carbonation, oily texture, nice bitter finish. Nice, but an atypical IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Defreni (2920) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
Flaske. Anden øl i London, første købt i wholefoods, ikke særlig inspirerende, faldt helt igennem sammen med de Kernels der også var købt. Kedelig

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamVimes21 (129) - - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle from British oak clear with thin head with a nice body and after taste a new brewery for me

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
massingasetta (593) - München, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2016
Drank this at Weatherspoons and it was somewhat unremarkable for an IPA. It does grow on you somewhat but tastes a tip too industrial for my taste buds.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rhombic (87) - SPAIN - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Pours reddish amber under a mostly diminishing white head. Floral aromas, some citrus, some toasted barley and wood too. Very nice round flavours, noticeably well-balanced, fruity and with a lingering smooth caramel/leather, some sweetness to compensate for the bitterness. Medium to full body, dry oily texture and nice long finish. Not a typical IPA, but the beer itself is good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2015

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As Curious IPA ].
Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light nutty, toffee notes, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, grass. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, toffee, fruity, orange, hop bitter, malt sweet. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20151028]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (181) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
Bottled. A deep reddish amber colour. Clear, with a small off-white head. Sweet aromas, like a traditional English bitter but with red fruit notes too. Flavours are of an English-style IPA: good body at the start, malty, some sweet red/dark fruits, then a very dry, hoppy, bitter (and slightly thin) finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2015
330ml from Brum Selfridges. Meek stone fruit, chip shop batter, aniseed nose. Old school IPA dullness bereft of contemporary hop references. Weak honeyed peach, autumnal apple and slate smeared with caramel flavours. Bronze capped finely with lacing off white. An anachronism. What a crushing disappointment.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4766) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Bronze with a small head. Despite being labelled as triple hopped there is an amazing lack of hops. In fact there isn’t a lot of flavour full stop. A big let down.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rob_D_UK (1342) - Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Reddish copper pour with a fluffy white head. Grassy hop aroma. Taste is a nice bitterness.


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