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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: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Available in 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (1878) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
Cask at the Hare and Billet, Blackheath. Amber pour with a white head. Light malt, vanilla and citrus aroma. Citrus and fresh herb flavour. Sharp bitter tang. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dendroid (6) - Bawtry, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013 does not count
Ham-fisted pouring [into a shaker] left a large, frothy white head. Clear, almost copper-gold colour, Massive amount of aroma, both citrusy, but also sweet caramel and grape [not grapefruit]. Nice taste, good sweet/bitter balance. Unfortunately not full bodied or lasting enough. Smooth, oily palate. Overall, nice, but wouldn’t buy it again unless hard up for choice. [rating bumped up by 0.1 upon realising I was being a bit harsh].

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1095) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Gedronken met dutchdrebus, benzai en joes, bruine kleur, helder, witte schuimkraag, ruikt hoppig en mout, smaakt beetje hoppig, bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (6440) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle shared by Dutchdrebus @ weekly tasting. Clear orange to amber color, small off - white head. Smell and taste lightly malts, hops, decent bitterness. Not bad at all but I feel it could be a bit more outspoken. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle @ benzai thx to joes. Clear orange to amber with a small white head. Smells hops, fresh. Tastes very bitter, hoppy, floral. Medium body, nice carbo.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
graham_murphy (224) - - AUG 4, 2013
Not sure my curiosity was satisfied. It is an interesting mix of traditional English hops and new world citrusy hops alright. But the traditional hops won. It’s lacking in sharpness and a little on the sweet side.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1872) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle from Fenwicks, Newcastle. Orange-amber coloured with pineapple and peppery hop flavours, citrus notes and a woody bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (685) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2013
Clear Amber pour with light head. Nice aroma and light grapefruit flavor with mild bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (4664) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle. Clear amber, frothy head. Fruityish caramel, some toffee. A bit boring, actually, did not make me curious at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hardp1980 (12) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Zesty, spice, light n nice carbonation. Smashable and highly refreshing. Above average IPA.


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