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

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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Bottle: Filtered.
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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (4893) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2015
500ml bottle at home, as ’Shepherd Neame India Pale Ale’, 6.1%, BB Aug 2016. Very dark orange, clear, lightly sparkling, thin off-white head, full lacing. Aroma is syrupy malt, crackers. Body is medium, soft carbonation, slightly foamy. Taste is toffee, dry and salty, cardboard, drying twiggy resinous hops, bitter finish. Quite full flavoured. A bit gassy. Middling.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1156) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
Not bombarded with hops as many modern IPA’s. This is closer to the original with a nice bitterness over the sweet malty body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AnG_BrgNor (150) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of caramalt, sweet frutiness and some hay or grass. Taste mutch of the same but with a hoppy bitterness. I think it should have a more hoppy taste, but I am not used to english ipas.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SVD (1138) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2015
Bottle at home. Amber beer with a small head. Aroma is malt with some hops. Taste is malts caramel bitter aftertaste. Ok beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erasmus_ro (2196) - Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle, courtesy of TM. Pours pale orange with a decent, off white head. Aroma is orange, orange peel, caramel. Taste follows along the same lines. Pretty decent ESA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiedrzensky (562) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours is amber clear with thick white head. Aroma is malty, light caramel and biscuits, floral and light grassy. Solid malty base, light sweet, moderate bitter, biscuity mouthfeel. Medium to heavy body, oily texture, soft carbonation, long bitter finish. Great, representative english ale.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ippopodio (113) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2015
Bellissimi colore ambrato brillante, limpido ed accattivante. La schiuma bianco crema completa l'opera. Al naso non molto intensa con i Fuggles a farla da padroneIn bocca è fresca ed amara, ma abbastanza equilibrata dai malti caramello. Il finale è secco ed amaro come ci si aspetta da una vera IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kto (546) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 20, 2015
0.5l bottle from a coop in bern. pours a clear amber with a small white head and some lacing. aroma of caramel and grassy hops, hemp. strong malty backbone, not too hoppy for an ipa; flavour of caramel, grass, bread. dry, mild bitter finish.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
llkc (963) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2015
Duft smag duft lidt malt lidt grøn duft lidt sødme , smag citrus lidt blød fedme maltet sød bitter eftersmag

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rotaman14 (492) - Germany, lives in Vilnius, LT, - NOV 13, 2015
Clear copper colour, white head. Aroma is peaches and biscuits. Medium bitter, grassy taste, malty finish. Pretty dry throughout. Kinda bland and not really pleasant.


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