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

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RATINGS: 278   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2998) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle. Amber colour beer with small head. Biscuit aroma. The taste is a lot of biscuit with some hops and some citrus notes. Medium bodied. An OK beer but for me the biscuit aroma and taste is too predominant.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HerrBierkoenig (579) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 26, 2015
From 0,5l bottle, Pours clear amber liquid, small to medium white creamy head, Aroma: sweet, fruity, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light sour, malty, caramel, honey, some fruitiness, bit dull bitter, Palate: medium body, soft to average carbonation, slick mouthfeel, long caramel finish, Overall: fine, but one is enough.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KW92 (519) - Warszawa, POLAND - JUL 23, 2015
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (463) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2015
Maker: Shepherd Neame & Co., Faversham, England *** Beer: Shepherd Neame India Pale Ale (bottled, 500ml) *** Style: Premium Bitter/ESB *** ALC.VOL.: 6.1% *** "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." [brewery note] *** Colour: Reddish amber, clear, with a medium-size, fluffy off-white head. *** Nose: A bit sweetish. More caramel malts than floral notes. *** Texture: Medium to full body, not watery. Initially active carbonation, but settles down quickly. *** Taste: First sip suggests a firmly malty, toffee-ish base, interacting with floral notes. Caramel, brown bread. Middle is more floral, but still predominantly malty. Good bitterness in the finish, with the malts vs. hops balance being pretty much the same. Aftertaste is long-lasting, firmly bitter. *** Impressions: Not really an IPA, it’s a little short on the hops and there are virtually no citrusy or pinewood notes to speak of. Instead, it’s close to the same company’s "Spitfire", but a little more powerful (much higher ABV) and with more depth of flavor. Not bad, a superior, stronger session beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Zita (5489) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015
light sweet nuts aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, oily feel, light bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hansen (7592) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2015
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is lightly sweet, light caramel, notes of hops. Flavor starts sweet, light toffee, bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (115) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 11, 2015
Aroma: caramel, rosemary. Taste: moderate sweeteness balanced with moderate bitterness. Flavour: caramel, light dried fruits (apricots, apples), malts. Short sweeteness and long pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. I like this IPA. It is not extremal but very pleasant and good balanced.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (122) - - JUN 11, 2015
Caramel decent aroma. Pours lively with high initial carbonation producing thick foam - calms down to give decent head over orange body. Good tongue and mouth feel . Nice tasting - easy drinking.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4065) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle @ Ølfestival 2015. Clear orange with a white head. Aroma medium malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet and bitter, light spicy, ending dry. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (658) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2015
500 ml, flaske, 6,1 % ABV, BB: 04/2016, købt i Meny i Rotunden i Hellerup, 2. juni 2015. Cognac-farvet, rolig og klar English Strong Ale med en offwhite skumkrone på ungefär 3 cm. Denne svinder til gardiner og et par mm efter en halv snes minutter. En smule fjern aroma. Humlearoma af harpiks og gran samt maltnuancer af brød. Smagen er hovedsagligt bitter med en let underliggende sødme. Bitterheden er middel fyldig. Fin balance. Middel fyldig krop med en karbonering på et middel niveau. Olieret konsistens. Eftersmagen er bitter og kort. En India Pale Ale efter gammel opskrift og meget tro efter øltypen English Strong Ale. En øl, der ligger over gennemsnittet, som altid kan drikkes og nydes, men den sender ikke en ind i himlen.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hideipa (24) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Cuivrée et translucide, de léger arômes herbeux et de malt caramel s’en échappent. En bouche, on ressent une amertume d’intensité faible à moyenne s’accompagne une douce saveur résineuse et maltée. Le corps est léger ce qui rend la sensation en bouche plutôt liquide. La finale laisse encore une fois une faible amertume qui s’éclipse avec déception.


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