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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: 50   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
essexcalf (172) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours thin head, quickly diminishing to almost nothing. Amber. Light carbonation. Aroma - Lovely, sweet, citrussy, fruity (satsuma/mandarin, bit candy sweet) hops, some spiciness, caramel malt. Fairly sweet, with a one-dimensional pale malt backbone (that tastes a bit too sweet for an IPA and a bit unusual), but some very nice, prominent hops. Strong, sweet citrus flavours; mandarin, bit spicy, but little bitterness in the body. Slight bitter twang on finish, but not lasting for long. Soft, light body, despite the sweetness. Thinking this could do with a tad more bittering, but nice hop flavours.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3783) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
berkshirejohn (4376) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2012
33cl bottle from Waitrose. Hazy amber with a fast fading white head; resinous hop aroma; thick and buttery in the mouth with a piney hop flavour and a touch of honey giveing some sweetness; the finish is slightly rasping and peppery at first then mellowing to give a sustained grassy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10405) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2537) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benzai (7211) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5172) - ITALY - FEB 24, 2014
Deep golden medium head light citrus zest note blackcurrant good dryness some woody medium bitterness godd drinkability

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle at Zeera in South Shields. I ate alone. They put me in the centre of the room like an exhibit. The meal was really delicious. Naga chillies but used correctly so that it had all the flavour without a totally dominant spice. It’s been a while since I had a curry that good. The beer was alright too. Acted as a good foil to the curry.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
timchatt (3) - - JUN 2, 2014 does not count
Really pleasantly surprised to find this slightly malty strongish beer. IPA is the rage but this isn't following a trend. Nice, well balanced and great with a curry.


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