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Shepherd Neame India Pale Ale (Bottle)

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

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RATINGS: 343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   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 beer’s 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.


3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackbock (118) - Shoalhaven NSW, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2016
(bottle) Nondescript slightly caramel aroma. Poured a brilliant deep amber. Head formed no lace in glass. First impression a simple, numbing bitterness with little hop flavour, but a rich crystal backbone. This beer represents a more authentic IPA style but unfortunately tasted a little old fashioned for my taste and I would struggle to drink more than 1 or 2.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mathead (11) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 18, 2016
Malty with a sweet and bitter note. Pours clear amber with small, shy head. Quite like it, even though it’s rather down to earth compared to other IPAs.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LLaurin (282) - Motala, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Pours amber with small head. Taste is sweet malty with very little hops. Taste is also sweet with malty notes and some caramelmalt. Palate vanishing.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
MarkoNm (2297) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 27, 2016
Pours a failry clear amber color, topped with a medium sized white head, creamy and pretty lasting. Very grassy aroma with some lemony feel to it. SOme dusty maltiness in the back. Mild. Taste is a bit weird. Malty, biscuity and extra herbal. Also a bit boozy, lots of resin. Aftertaste is metallic. Poor.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1512) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2016
Poured a crystal clear deep coppery amber colour with a one-finger cream dense foam head that retained very well and laced well. Carbonation high and coarse. Aroma of moderately sweet caramel/sugary malt with a hint of pine; lacks any real hops presence. Taste of moderately sweet caramel/brown sugar malt plus with a very low harsh bitterness as well as being a bit tart. Light body. A bit sweet, slightly dry and with a moderate length low harsh bitterness but with more of a tart than bitter finish. More an English Bitter style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
back (1832) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2016
Kobber klar skum tæt råhvid lang Malt citrus frugt græs Bitter modrate sød lidt Oile tør blød @home ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mikkellund42 (754) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear chestnut with medium creamy white head. Aroma is malt, grain, hazelnut, fudge and hints of kerosine. Taste is medium to very sweet, light to medium bitter and faint acidic. Body is light oily with soft carbonation. Finish is medium long and mostly sweet with notes of white sugar, caramel, toffee, cream, hazelnut and hints of bitter grapefruit. More English ale than IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gehbe (173) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAY 21, 2016
Look: Light amber, clear, head is small and not very long lasting. Aroma: Very week aroma. More malty/caramelly notes than hoppy/resinous notes. Taste: Fairly sweet and somewhat malty, not really balanced out by hop bitterness. Not much complexity. Mellow hop bitterness in aftertaste. Palate: Medium body, not too much carbonation, no excess alcohol. Overall not impressive, I won’t buy it again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
erling1000 (538) - - MAY 21, 2016
A copper IPA with low light head. Aroma is malt, caramel, light raisin. Taste is bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (1097) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2016
Flaske. Klar kobberfarge. Lite karbonert med hvit skumtopp. Smaker gjær,karamell,furunål og tropisk frukt. Ren og frisk smak Meget behagelig


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