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


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RATINGS: 273   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (5090) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (71) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUN 11, 2015
Aroma: caramel, rosemary. Taste: moderate sweeteness balanced with moderate bitterness. Flavour: caramel, light dried fruits (apricots, apples), malts. Short sweeteness and long pleasant bitterness in the aftertaste. I like this IPA. It is not extremal but very pleasant and good balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (93) - - JUN 11, 2015
Caramel decent aroma. Pours lively with high initial carbonation producing thick foam - calms down to give decent head over orange body. Good tongue and mouth feel . Nice tasting - easy drinking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stouby (4039) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle @ Ølfestival 2015. Clear orange with a white head. Aroma medium malty (caramel) and hoppy. Flavor medium sweet and bitter, light spicy, ending dry. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaVillum (629) - Valby, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2015
500 ml, flaske, 6,1 % ABV, BB: 04/2016, købt i Meny i Rotunden i Hellerup, 2. juni 2015. Cognac-farvet, rolig og klar English Strong Ale med en offwhite skumkrone på ungefär 3 cm. Denne svinder til gardiner og et par mm efter en halv snes minutter. En smule fjern aroma. Humlearoma af harpiks og gran samt maltnuancer af brød. Smagen er hovedsagligt bitter med en let underliggende sødme. Bitterheden er middel fyldig. Fin balance. Middel fyldig krop med en karbonering på et middel niveau. Olieret konsistens. Eftersmagen er bitter og kort. En India Pale Ale efter gammel opskrift og meget tro efter øltypen English Strong Ale. En øl, der ligger over gennemsnittet, som altid kan drikkes og nydes, men den sender ikke en ind i himlen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hideipa (23) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Cuivrée et translucide, de léger arômes herbeux et de malt caramel s’en échappent. En bouche, on ressent une amertume d’intensité faible à moyenne s’accompagne une douce saveur résineuse et maltée. Le corps est léger ce qui rend la sensation en bouche plutôt liquide. La finale laisse encore une fois une faible amertume qui s’éclipse avec déception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nassoro (34) - Neuchatel, SWITZERLAND - MAY 14, 2015
Light on some and suspiciously clear. Color is good but something is off. Hops don’t seem quite right. Not bad overall

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbouAli (195) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2015
cereal, caramel, grass, herbs, raisin, orange, clear, white foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, bitter, not a good beer, to much on bitter side of hop and not a very interessant grain bill..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackradioboy (91) - 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

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DerJontte (13) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vipinvelp (2755) - 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)

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