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

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RATINGS: 288   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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3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5223) - Bracknell, Berkshire, - FEB 15, 2013
50cl bottle from Morrisons. Golden amber with a thin ring of white head; malty aroma with a hint of spice; full and fruity in the mouth with some caramel malt sweetness; and a dry, prickly finish leaving some toffee and mango, and a pleasant warming sensation. The best Shep beer I’ve had in a long while.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tognetta (398) - Campinas, BRAZIL - SEP 2, 2015
Acobreado, espuma de média formação e boa persistência. Aroma caramelado, biscoito, discreto mas crescente com o tempo de copo. Paladar maltado, leve amargor e dulçor, pouco lúpulo mas dentro do estilo. Corpo leve e carbonatação média . Aftertaste misto de caramelo e amargor, seguindo as impressões iniciais. Boa drinkability. Esperava um pouco mais.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alusmamuts (1077) - LATVIA - AUG 19, 2015
Amber clear with medium light yeallow creamy head. Strong, but not rich bitterness, certain waterness and metallic notes. Strong bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dazz3 (1688) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2015
Bottled. Pours copper with a big white head. Smells and tastes nutty, grassy hoppy with a mild bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1471) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle at Mabel’s Tavern, Euston. Copper, clear with the tiniest bit of off-white head. The initially off-putting metallic and sulphurous aroma gives way to a kinder scent of brambles. Bitter taste with a suggestion of sweetness; the sulphur egginess still holds sway. Nicely carbonated. It’s ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angelkostvo (918) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 12, 2015
Orange colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, quince, liquorice. Taste is light sweet, light to medium bitter. Light body, oily texture, average carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melnis (329) - LATVIA - AUG 8, 2015
Well IPA.. bitter unbalanced with mot enough hop flavor as ipa should have. Taste char .malty

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirvela (9) - FINLAND - AUG 8, 2015 does not count
Bottle 0,5 liters. For an ipa quite tame hops. But suited the situation just right. Easy to drink, crisp and bitter, satisfactory.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (478) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2015
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Amber colour, small head. Taste has strongly malts, in the English way. Not just pale malts, but with some darker taste. Then there is hops giving some bitter palate. Basically a bitter, but with more alcohol. Yes, and with a bit more hops. Well, in a summary, this might be close the original IPA, but without the conditioning in a ship.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nybol (95) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
En klassisk engelsk ipa, ikke vanvittig meget humlesmag fra fuggles humlen men nok til at det vare ved i eftersmagen

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
yiannnos (1158) - , CYPRUS - AUG 1, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark amber colour. Malty caramel taste and aroma, sweet, slightly bitter finish


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