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


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RATINGS: 249   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (2485) - 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.

   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 (53) - 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 (28) - 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 (6704) - 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 (83) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (598) - - JAN 8, 2015
Smells like gorgeous smelling bread. Dark amber appearance. The look of it doesn't stand up to taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (641) - FINLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle 50 CL. Pours copper reddish with white head. Notes of caramel, citrus, biscuits, yeast, fruits. Decent brew.

- beerbasher

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1545) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 26, 2014
Quite surprising beer. I was expecting worse. Delicately burned toast and coffee. Bitterness is medium. There is also a slight alcohol feeling.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
AtronSeige (750) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 18, 2014
Aroma: Medium malt, dark fruits. Hops: Light, floral. Appearance: Clear, amber body. Small, tan, rocky head. Good retention. Flavour: Medium-high Malty, dark fruits. Medium bitterness. Medium-dry finish with lingering light bitterness. Light astringency. Light hops, floral, grassy. Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: More hops! This beer is malt forward, not hop forward. 500 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja! 14A. English IPA

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