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Shepherd Neame India Pale Ale (Bottle)

Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: English Strong Ale
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Hailing from the tradition of 18th Century IPAs, which relied on generous hopping to protect exports during arduous journeys, this modern incarnation retains the strength, body and strong hop character which is synonymous with this beerís provenance.

A glorious showcase of the distinct, heavily hopped beers for which Shepherd Neame is famed, India Pale Ale delivers potent bitterness, offset with generous amounts of pale ale malt to deliver a balanced, yet uncompromising brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RexTalionis (2369) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Mahogny in color, small off-white head. Nuttyness, some floral or soapy notes too in aroma. Hints of bitterness mixed with some nuttyness in taste. Some soapyness in aftertaste, but mostly a fairly dry and nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CH-303 (1369) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 28, 2014
Appearance: Redish, amber brown. Crystal clear. Some off-white head.
Aroma: Hops and some malt, nutty.
Taste: Malt and nutty, good amount of hops. Bitter aftertaste.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Basel), 500 ml, CHF 4.50
Info: 25/7-2014, 55/300M, BB: 31/5-2015

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kalervo (676) - FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Nummenrannassa. Good beer, not quite light I have used to know IPA to be, of course this is not supposed to be like that either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gowdy (722) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at home from Morrisons. Some head, but not too much. A medium brown colour. Perhaps a little haze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mikkopen (820) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2014
500 ml bottle. Clear coppery colour, thin off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, swetish fruits, nuts and floral hops. The flavour is caramel-malty, with notes of wood and fruits, and a moderately bitter hoppy finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2155) - HÝrning, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2014
Easy drinkable (I) pale ale. Thin nut ale. Fon taste but too thin, lacking thickness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
s_hartshorne (1093) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle asda. Copper colour slight head. Aroma is caramel malts taste is same some spicy hops ok bitterness. Medium body. Ok stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mtu71 (38) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Short ivory head, some lace, clear amber. Fresh spicy aroma. Caramel, toasty, highly hopped. Crispy, juicy, watery palate. Nice IPA.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lusikka (6066) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2014
500 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a white head. Aroma of malts, rich nutty notes and caramel. Flavour of malts, bread, nuttiness, harsh grassy bitterness, mild but unpleasant metallic notes and caramel sweetness. Some mild floral notes. Medium bodied and a dry malty finish. Too English for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Migmar (245) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2014
Amber, thin head. Caramel, citrus, nuts. Medium sweetness, medium-heavy bitterness. Rather one-sided, yet smooth and enjoyable. Not really similar to beers I have grown to known as IPAs, but maybe itís really closer to the original historic ones, as the brewery claims. Definitely very recognizably English.

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