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

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RATINGS: 263   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.


Creedence's rating

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, - NOV 17, 2013
500ml bottle enjoyed with friends. Pours a copper gold with almost no head that quickly dissipates. Looks flat and unappealing. Aroma is strongly of wood with a little toffee. Slightly cardboardy hops. Taste is a woody carboardy sweetness that’s overpowered by a metallic bitterness. Rough and messy and flat to finish. Metallic aftertaste dominates as well. Bad beer, very disappointing for a highly regarded brewery.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Milter (241) - 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 (321) - 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 (138) - 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 (12) - - 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 (1634) - 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 (498) - 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 (126) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1290) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
27.6.2014. Amber red colour. berries and hops, bitterish british ipa. Decent, easy to drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Towey1989 (302) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with a fizzy off white head. Aroma of caramel, bread, oak, grapefruit, red berries and spice. Taste of caramel malt, red berries, grass, grapefruit and spicy bitterness plus a little bit metallic. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and an oily texture. A dry, spicy bitterness in the finish. A solid traditional beer, nothing more.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBHansen (282) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
bottle @ Hugos. Appearance: pours clear amber with ok soapy white head with some lacing. aroma/taste: grain, hay, biscuit and hints of floral and herbal notes. palette: medium carbonation, medium body, some malt sweetness, average bitterness, medium duration, dry finish and a watery texture. Overall: OK PA, nice hoppy aroma, but the malt dominates the taste profile


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