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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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
14th December 2013
Bright clear amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Palate is light, airy and a little crisp. Smooth and semi dry malt - sweetish and slightly lagerish. Whispers of spice and lactose. Hops are somewhat in the background but there is a little mellow tropical fruits. Finishes dry with a light spice. Not really an IPA but not a bad beer.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yngwie (13575) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle. A clear, golden beer with a small, dense, off-white head of moderate size. Some lacings. The aroma is weak, with a light fruityness. Not much malts to be detected. The flavor has some bitterness, a faint touch of toffee, and a biscuity maltyness. Medium body, quite dry, with a decent carbonation level. Bitter finish. Pretty boring this one, not much IPA-ish. 140110

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11024) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle at home in London. Pours clear gold with a moderate, off-white head. Aroma holds some dry orange and grass, light leaves, very lightly toasted malts. Light to medium sweet flavor with mild bitterness of dry citrus, sun-kissed grass and leaves, a few berries, subtle dry caramel. Light bodied with average carbonation. Faintly dry and sticky finish with some lightly toasted malts, very mellow fruit sugars, faint grass and pine. It’s a pretty relaxed IPA overall, but it isn’t bad. Decent use of British hops in here.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10588) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is hop, pine, fruit. Flavour is hop, pine, vegetables, pine, fruit, malt. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
Bottled 05/01/13. An orange coloured beer with a tiny wisp of off-white head. A sticky aroma of hops and over sweet malts. Decent orangey citrus hopping in the mouth. Malts too sweet again. Nice flavours apart from the sticky sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8710) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle share with JF on Southampton beer up - 09/09/12. Clear golden with a thin off-white head. Pale malt nose, sweet fruit, grass. Summer fruit taste, a little tropical fruit, grain, malt and grapefruit could be picked out. Medium body and carbonation leading to a crisp dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (8234) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8092) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Golden with a white foam. Aromas are cereal with blackberry and lime. Yeast with honey and lemon. Flavours are sweet grain with lemon, blackberry and medicinal notes. Bitter grapefruit with grassy hops. A decent fruity brew.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DuffMan (6751) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Bottle. Hazy light orange with a brief fizzy head. Aroma is quince and lightly sweet malt. Flavour of fruity caramel, apples and wet straw. Low bitterness. My God, how old is this I wonder?

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark golden amber colour with a white small head. Aroma of caramel malts, English hops and some grainy notes. Flavour of caramel malts, some honey, mild citrusy notes, grassy bitterness and gooseberries. Some metallic notes as well. Harsh mouthfeel. A sweet and malty IPA. Very British.


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