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Great Heck Shankar IPA

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Brewed by Great Heck
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Goole, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask, Occasional;
Bold - Hoppy - Fruity


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MissPxx (297) - - MAY 29, 2014
Very grapefruit aroma. Honey colour. Nice head. Thick and deeply hoppy tasting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (1009) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2014
Cask the white lion London. Hazy golden colour thin white head lacing. Aroma is grapefruit. Taste is same good sweet malts great hoppy bitter finish really well rounded. Good body mouthfeel. Really good great Yorkshire fayre

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElectroMod (110) - - MAY 17, 2014
Cask at the Philharmonic, Liverpool. Pours a clear gold with a thin but consistent white head. Aroma is citrussy hops and slightly peppery. Taste is hoppy and citrus, tropical fruit and smooth. Slight carbonation and a lingering bitter finish. Tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
(Bottle): Pours a hazy gold with a white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, pine, tropical fruit juice. Flavour is a big fruit bowl, bitter citrussy flavours combining well with sweet, juicy flavours. Has a nice bitter kick and is overall very refreshing. Just seems to be lacking some balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Osprey87 (1363) - WALES - MAY 14, 2014
Cask at the White Horse, Soho. Clear orange, still, small foamy beige head, droopy lacing. Aroma - tropical, cheesy hops. Body is light, quite foamy yet also smooth. Taste is caramel, touch of mango, lime, soft bitterness. Aftertaste has lots of demarara sugar. Quite drying. Flavoursome cask ale. As much as I love cask ale, I think this one would be better on keg.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask gravity at Reading BF 2014. Hazy gold amber colour lasting white head. Piney grapefruit aroma. Decent grapefruit apa ipa. It’s amazing for a UK brewer to produce something like this outside of the Bermondsey run. Hoppy fruity good ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7247) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
Cask at the Chequers, Oxford, Saturday 12th April 2014 Had this shortly after meeting the legend that is Sir Roger Bannister ay Blackwells, Oxford. Hazy gold, bittersweet a tropical fruity nose this is repeated in the mouth, wonderfully hoppy but carried forward on a wonderful sweet silky smooth malty seam of goodness, utterly marvellous. A8 A3 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (1463) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle from the St Albans Bottle Shop. Poured gold, with a thin white head and some lacing. Aroma of honey, soft fruit and straw. Sharp bitter flavours, with some brown sugar and lemongrass. Finish was bitter resin and pine needles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3169) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2014
330ml bottle from Valhalla’s Goat. Orange brown, not much head. Resin grain hop aroma. Flowery pine hop flavour. Sharp with bitter grapefruit aftertaste. Good IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (1050) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours an orange-gold amber colour, foam white head and fruity aroma with orange marmalade, pine, hop. Taste is sweetish, malt caramel, orange rind, grapefruit, woody pine bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry lingering bitter finish. Quite drinkable IPA.


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