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


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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (21405) - Vasa, - NOV 12, 2012
Bottled@SBWF2012. Pale amber colour with a small slightly off white creamy head. Aroma is fruity, herbal, mild spicy hops as well as some toffee, minerals as well as mild bready notes. Flavour is rather similar with a quite big grassy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godfather50 (88) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Another great IPA from Rory Duncan. This is a zesty pale beer with great carbonation and malty with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 25, 2015
Bottle from SuperAlko in Tallinn (€ 2.55). BB Oct 2015. Nice clear coppery golden body with a light beige well-retaining and lacing head. On the nose it’s fruity and caramelly sweet with quite a lot of grassy malts. Taste is similarily sweet of caramel and ripe autumn fruits. Some unpleasant grassy dankness in the finish. Body light to medium with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nordcore (1082) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle 50cl. Amber, clear with a minimal white head. Aroma of hops, malt, caramel and bread. Medium bitter, light sweet with a soft hops end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBaboon (1660) - FINLAND - FEB 14, 2015
Pours clear copper with white head. Aroma is ripe fruit and toffeel. Flavour is light to medium sweet, light bitter and toffee.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopygecko (3) - MEXICO - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
color ámbar pálido, carbonización constante que hace atractiva su apariencia, la cabeza es de dos dedos y medio color blanco, el aroma es maltoso con notas a lima, cereza y muy frutal, el sabor es lo interesante comienza primero la malta junto con el sabor frutal: cereza, frutos rojos y algo de lima que no es fuerte pero ayuda a intensificar lo antes dicho, el final es amago como el de una bitter inglesa pero se intensifica más mientras hablas.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
17Beer (65) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Yeasty, doughy aroma.Pours slightly cloudy amber brown with a slightly tan head of tight bubbles, good lacing. Nice mild hop notes and a slight licorice edge, sour but balaned. Full bodied with a nice mouthfeel, slightl oily, tight carbonation. A very understated IPA. Interesting how the British versions (where it originated) are so much subtler than the American hopathons... I prefer the origin’s efforts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jukkar (35) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Taste of nuts, toast, roasty. Nice golden color, clear, very minimal head. Medium bitterness, medium body, flat, bitter finish. Not bad after sauna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (6808) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
50 cl bottle.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Mild caramel and pale malts on the nose, some sweetish fruity notes and hay. Pale malts and orange on the flavor, grassy notes, hoppy bitterness and some subtle notes of toffee. Medium to strong carbonation, lingering fruity finish. The caramelly-slick house flavor is there too. Not that special but way better than the Little Valley IPA I drank before this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mario_giri (117) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Klares Goldorange, nicht homogener, langer Schaum. Hopfig-orange und malzig-butterig. Anfangs gut bitter, auch genug Säure. Eher spritzig, gut Co2. Malzsüsse erst gegen Schluss und im Abgang, nussig. Besser als erwartet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scanovajr (659) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 10, 2015
Bottled 500ml. A clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty and herbal, with caramel notes. Taste is malty, caramel and toffee. Citrusy hoppiness. Bitter finish

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