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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: 13   MEAN: 2.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2015
Cask at Stoke Beer Festival. Pours golden amber. Quite a sweet cloying IPA. Pleasant enough.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berkshirejohn (5988) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Cask at the Bell, Waltham St Lawrence. Pale amber with a loose cream head; grainy aroma; dry, almost perry-like taste, with some sour grains; and a tart bitter finish. Rather odd - reminding me of Marston’s Old Empire. If this is what IPA’s really used to taste like, then I’m really glad that they’ve been replaced by the modern American style alternative.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2015
Gravity at grape and grain beer fest. Pours Amber with an off white head. Aroma us caramel, lemon, sponge cake, grass. Sponge cake, lemon, caramel, grass, tea... Not great., ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewTom (591) - - NOV 25, 2014
Tropical fruit, pineapple, peach hops but a little weak & flat. Sessionable. Rated by BrewTom

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (8697) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2014
Cask @ Coach House, Chester. Darker golden with a small head. Medium to full bodied with a small berry aroma and a mildly fruity taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5441) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2013
Dark golden colour. Sweet aroma, some brown sugar. Quite thick and rich. It’s not unpleasant but is poorly balanced with too much sweet maltiness and not enough hop bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RichTheVillan (6671) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2013
Cask at The Wellington; light amber pour with bubbly white head, slight grassy aroma, quite big caramel a weird sour taste, some biscuity malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (433) - 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 (7925) - 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 (44144) - 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]

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