Chapel Down Winery
Brewed at Hepworth

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


on tap

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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tommann (2487) - 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 (2379) - 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 (2014) - 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 Iíve tasted

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1847) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1784) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EdKing (1754) - 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. Thereís some bitterness from the hops but nowhere near enough for an IPA. The malt, whilst a little bit of caramel is there, itís also a bit too grainy and light bodied, like a lager. Finish is crisp like a lager. Whereís the hops man?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ladnewton (1325) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2013
On tap at Jamieís Italian, Islington, London on 12th January 2013. Amber-gold with lasting white head and lacing. Richly sweet and fruity aroma. Plenty of floral hops in-mouth with some grass and sweet citrus late. Finish remains fruity, but gains maltiness. Zingy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1243) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2012
bottle from Waitrose. very nice hoppy aroma love this citra aroma, deep golden, light hazy, white head, very bitter, medium sweetness, medium body, average carbonation, long finish, bitter, good IPA

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Osprey87 (1161) - London via, 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 Iím afraid - so just giving the gist. Tastes like a lemony lager, metallic. Not good. (2.2). Average becomes 2.9

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