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

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RATINGS: 266   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 (2752) - 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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (60) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle from Morrisons. (£1.50) I'm not a Shep fan. They make horrid beers IMHO. This is surprising, for it's a reasonable effort - not fantastic, but drinkable. Fairly bitter and sharp with a bit of milk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DerJontte (10) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
Boring. A friend who’s into IPA said it’s more bitter than IPA’sin general, I think it’s less bitter. Go figure...

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2630) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2015
Clear orange, white foam ring remaining. Sweet aroma, sour candy. Does not smell too much as an IPA, but taste is great. Not too overwhelming bitter, just enough. Long lasting bitter aftertaste. (Arnhem 201504)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (247) - Nyborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
En meget kedelig IPA. Ikke sammenhæng mellem pris og kvalitet - men en IPA kan dog aldrig ned til.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jpkeskinen (324) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2015
Drank from a bottle. Quite ok. The hops are a bit too rough. The taste has, in addition to the usual ipa stuff, some smoke, maybe caramel too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (167) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Real pleasant surprise this one looks lively in the glass hippy and well balanced spit on IPA notes of toffee and caramel a great example of an ipa

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mihstudzinski (13) - - APR 4, 2015
S?abo ukryty alkohol w smaku i zapachu. Kolor bursztynowy. Piana sredniopecherzykowa. Do zapomnienia.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
liinis (1641) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2015
A bit light on flavour. Ok mouthfeel. Good bright looks. Something bothers me on this one.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VamboladeTolly (522) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle @ De Tolly Joogipood. Pours clear amber with white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, fruits,bread. Taste is medium sweet with slight bitterness, caramel,malts, some berries. Medium body.oily, medium carbonation. Nothing special.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nordic (134) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle (shared with friends). Advertised on the bottle like IPA, does not seem like one. Fruity, spicy & a bit hoppy aroma. Bitter, malty taste.


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