Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (3763) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
My second IPA of an evenings tasting at home on 8th Oct 2012: 33cl bottle, best before 5th Apr 2013. Poured carefully into a ’Yuengling’ stemmed tulip (twice) just because I can! Pale amber body: clear with a poor head/wisp covering from the start. Mixed hop bag in the nose: floral, fruity, earthy and spicy, add some citrus notes too. Orange blossom with lemon juice squeezed onto them, a bucket of apples with soil infused: my nose is good tonight! The taste is also a strange flavour of non-bittering hops: this is indeed a ’Curious IPA’, it may well be intensely hopped but it doesn’t have that bitter, dry feel most ’over hopped’ IPA’s usually have. I would never have said this was an IPA unless I’d seen the bottle it came from. A lot better than I expected: especially when I saw who actually brewed it. If it had produced a decent head it would have scored a lot heavier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
rauchbier (3606) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle, from Waitrose in Lincoln. Gold, shortlived white head and fine condition. Muted hop resin and fruit in the nose, soft and sweet in the mouth with a subdued hop bitterness and a faint suggestion of chocolate, short chalky bitter finish with hop resin lingering briefly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jesperhammer (2888) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
03-JUL-2014, @draft Union Jacks (Jamie Oliver) in Covent Garden. Clear golden with low off-white head. Weak aroma. Taste is malty and hoppy. More malty than hoppy actually. Fruit, spice, citrus. Sweet with a touch of bitterness. Not an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2715) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours dark gold with a small head. Aroma is light lemongrass. Taste has apple skins and spicy hops. Grass in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2602) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Medium golden pour, faint haze. Fat white cap, nice retention and lace rings. Nose has orangey citrus. Taste has grains, bread, some fruitiness, marmalade. Finishes with sweetish orange peel hops and medium fruity notes. Medium body, mild carbonation, lightish palate, drinkable.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
planky84 (2105) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1866) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2011
Bottle from Chapel Down vineyard shop. Colour is nice orange, very clear. Nose is touch of citrous and caramel malt. Taste is a bit of a non-event. There’s some bitterness from the hops but nowhere near enough for an IPA. The malt, whilst a little bit of caramel is there, it’s also a bit too grainy and light bodied, like a lager. Finish is crisp like a lager. Where’s the hops man?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1843) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
33 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK via Waitrose. Pale amber appearance, active carbonation. Slightly bubblegum laced citrus aroma. Lighter bodied than expected, some celery comes through, with a bright resin finish.

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