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Gentle Bens Chelsea India Pale Ale

Gentle Bens Chelsea India Pale Ale
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
A classic IPA, hoppy but not bitter, but with the characteristic strength of those originally headed for Bombay.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
careyj (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2008
On tap at the brewpub. Clear copper color. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Clear amber color/ fleeting head. Sweet caramel, piney hop aromas. medium body. Sharp caramel flavors with floral, spicy hops. Hoppy and bitter with a thin malt base.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2009
On tap at the Draft Magazine PBS Beer Festival. Pours a clear gold with a white head. The nose is faint citrus hops and malt. The taste is tart citrus, caramel and some pine in the finish. Medium bodied. Decent IPA - better than the aroma indicated.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2008
Pours copper from the tap with a trim white head of foam. Smells, tastes, and looks like an IPA, which is to say that it prominently features hops and lacks any other distinguishing characteristics.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (796) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2008
On tap at Barrio pours a clear copper color with a small head with good lacing. Aroma of spicy hops and grapefruit. Flavor some of the same with a nice hop finish. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Tasted 3/13/07 at the bar. Poured in a cold glass so it had to warm before I drank it. Full body with medium hop characteristics. Nice hop nose and full body. This is a decent IPA and is usually very consistent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: APR 2, 2008 Draft at the brewpub. A very good IPA. Lots of hoppy citrus on the aroma. Fell off a bit on the flavor with just a touch of soapiness. But overall, it was good. Still liked the Hefe the best, and that is strange for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2006
On tap at GB - A clear amber color with a very light head. Nice lacing on the way down. Has a nice floral hop aroma. Flavor is hoppy with a tad bit of residual sweetness. Nice smooth bitterness. Medium body. By far, my favorite GB beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005 Golden amber coloured sweet on the palate and hoppy. Crisp with a slightly dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - OCT 16, 2005
GABF 2005: poured amber with a full beige head. Light butter notes int he aroma. Seems like big alcohol in the flavor to me. Medium hop presence. Medium citrus notes. Average.

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