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Heritage Ales Empire I.P.A.

Heritage Ales Empire I.P.A.
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Brewed by Spitting Feathers
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Chester, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 7   MEAN: 3.06/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Cask; Seasonal - October to December.
Heritage Ales is a venture by Spitting Feathers with the help of brewing historian John Murray of Cestrian Brewery.
The beer brewed to quench thirsts around the globe-spanning British Empire. India Pale Ale was brewed specifically for export with properties to match. It was higher alcohol and hop levels to preserve the beer as it travelled back over the seas on ships that had sailed to the UK to deliver cargo from around the empire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (3126) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Dark golden colour. Sweet aroma, some brown sugar. Quite thick and rich. Its not unpleasant but is poorly balanced with too much sweet maltiness and not enough hop bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (432) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
(Cask): Golden colour with a white head. Hoppy, citrus and earthy aroma. Grapefruit, lemon, oranges and tropical fruit juice notes in the tasting with some light maltiness to balance it out. Refreshing, crisp and drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
downender (6290) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2012
Cask-conditioned at the Cheshire Beeriodical, Seven Stars, Bristol October 2012. Amber with a slight, off-white head. Berry fruits, caramel and boiled sweets, with a big, bitter finish. Not for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Cask (handpump) @ Ye Cracke, 13 Rice Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England L1 9BB.

Clear medium orange yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, toasted, earthy, light hoppy. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a average to long duration, damp stain - fusty. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120116]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (3772) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2012
Half pint, gravity poured at a beerfest in The George Inn, Eccleshall: Easter 2012. Good amber colour, thin white crown of foam. Hops rule the roost in both aroma and taste with any malt content happy to play second fiddle and prevent the beer becoming a mega hop-bomb sort of brew. About as hoppy I can go before the bitterness takes away my enjoyment.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2012
A - caramel with sweet citrus A - dark gold with lasting, frothy head T - sweet with light bitter P - mid and soft O - o.k., but not a golden. More an ESB.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strangebrewer (859) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
hand pumped at JJ Moons, UK. Poured clear amber white a white head. Light hop aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, a bit watery. Earthy hop flavour, tart citrus notes. Bitter astringent finish.

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