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


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RATINGS: 192   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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scotty (1040) - - JAN 13, 2013
Clean pale amber in colour, head is thin and disappears quickly (loses a point!) but otherwise looks good! Light nose of malty caramel and lovely citrus hops, nice! Well hopped palate with slightly sweet malt, the finish goes on for ages with different layers of zesty hops and malt appearing and lingering, delicious! A crackin’ beer, doesn’t feel like a 6.1%, drinks very easily, lovely!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (6491) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2014
500 ml bottle. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Clear copper amber colour with a small foamy off-white head. Floral hops, mild bitterness, woody dryness, nuts and sweetish malt in the aroma. The flavour is pretty much the same. A bit more hoppy bitterness. Very English brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhammaren (991) - FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
.5l bottle from Alko Seppälä Pours clear amber with medium head. Aroma is citrus fruits, malts, pine, honey notes and hops. Flavor is mostly same. Bitter finish!.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kavu (2078) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2014
0,5l bottle from Alko, Joensuu. Pours clear amber with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some hops and a hint of fruits. Flavor is slightly fruity malts with a very hoppy finish. Pretty much like any other Shepherd Neame, just perhaps a bit more hoppy. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinylightsrecs (134) - - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle from Fenwicks Newcastle. Pours deep amber shade, white head. An intriguing IPA - heavy and unusual chocolate flavours. Quite hoppy - a tasty and interesting beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
monoroc (21) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Pours bronze clear color with a minimal head. Malty, a bit roasty aroma. Taste is very malty, missing a bit the hoppy flavour. Short lasting, medium bitter finish. Enjoyable malty Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (683) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUN 23, 2014
BOTTLE 50CL Look: clear amber, light beige frothy head. Aroma: light hoppy, caramel, sweet fruit. Taste: moderate sweetness, fruity, moderate zesty bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martin00sr (479) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Clear amber, frothy offwhite head. Aroma us lightly hoppy, caramel and malt. Flavour is malty with a good citrus peel bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BitchPls (491) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2014
Amber brown beer with a small beige head. Caramel, sweet bread, ripe fruits on the nose. I bet this is more like a bitter than sn IPA. And it is. Quite bitter but tastes like a combination of a bitter and a red ale. Quite grassy hops with a strong bitterness in the after taste. Sweet caramel too. Quite thin bodied. First sip had some awful metallic and vegetable notes but in the end it’s quite ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (10201) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, hay, grass. Flavour is caramel, malt, hay, grass, hop. Medium body. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheCametron (1730) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle in South Shields. Pours clear Amber with a White head. Lots of Malty sweetness surprisingly enough (for Shepherds Neame) counterbalanced by a generous ammount of hops. Crowded hoppy bitterness. I suspect this is quite close to what IPA’s used to taste like. I prefer the modern interpretation but this was nice. It’s also nice to get something remotely interesting out of Shepherds Neame.

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