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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: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1374) - 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 (8212) - 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 (4003) - 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 (286) - - 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 (2302) - 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 (689) - 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 (4814) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1693) - WALES - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2013

May 2013 - cold bottle. Brassy orange brown colour, no head. Not much going on in the smell. Taste is quite unusual - metallic in a good way, some caramel and slightly smokey/earthy, a bit watery. (3.5)

Sep 2013 Bottle from Wholefoods Kensington. Drunk rating I’m afraid - so just giving the gist. Tastes like a lemony lager, metallic. Not good. (2.2). Average becomes 2.9

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2321) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2013
Bottle. Golden with white head. Slightly spicy floral and citrus aroma with a pleasant earthiness. Taste is balanced with caramel, citrus, peppery earthiness. Medium body, crisp with a clean finish. A good well rounded beer, probabaly tje best use of english hops in an ipa I’ve tasted


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