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


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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 (1941) - Walsall (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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1936) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 11, 2014
110914. Bottle at home. Pours clear copper with a nice head. Aroma caramel, toffee, mild bitterness. Sweet malty taste with Very British feel. Not an IPA that even myself I associate with the genre nowadays. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MSBrindbergs (328) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2014
Flaska från Alko, Finland. Snygg klar kopparröd i färgen med ett mastigt skum. Doftar kola, vanilj, frukt. Päronsötma med en riktigt kass beska. Alkohol slår igenom. Typisk engelsk IPA, inte i min smak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Juha (33) - Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2014
Beautiful copper colour. Aroma is some toffee. Taste is toffee too with some bitterness which is a bit harsh. OK’ish ESB.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3278) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 2, 2014
500ml bottle present. Light chestnut brown, good head. Grain malt aroma. Dry grain caramel malt flavour. Bitter aftertaste. I don’t normally like this style of beer but this one is OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lobs_ols (84) - LATVIA - AUG 29, 2014
Transparent red gold, strong white head. Hoppy, spicy aroma. Caramel, toffee, bitter notes - but not quite IPA bitter to my taste. Good, though. Nice spicy caramel finish. I could do with another.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hantti (24) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2014
To my taste this is a quite basic IPA. Not special in any way, but not bad either. Would hope for some "twist" in the taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1641) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2014
A dark brown beer, a head is medium and blond. The nose has caramell, some wood, berries. Basic brittish. Taste has caramell malts, some wood and fruits, medium bitterness that dries the taste almost dry. Medium bodied, surprisingly also some alcohol. This beer is filled up with basic brittish nuancees, but nicely fresh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Psytron (1313) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Very mild smell of hop. Copper colour, white head. Aroma of hop, plastic. Medium bitter, flat carbon. Oily texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarpa (885) - FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle 50cl from Alko @ home. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Caramel, nuitty, floral hops aroma. Caramel, bready malts, grass, bitter, slightly metallic flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Flensburger (4) - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
A classic India Pale Ale: amber in colour, really strong and malty aroma. intensively bitter at the same time, the bitterness offers some hints of citrus and pine. Long lasting finish! Still it comes well-balanced.

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