SilkTork (5360) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml dark bottle from Morrisons. Attractive retro label for the current fashion of reviving old recipes - particularly IPA recipes. This is a spanking good beer. The malt is cleaner than one would expect from a retro recipe - but I think Sheps are using their marketing wisdom to simply put a spin on a modern beer. I have no doubt they consulted an old recipe, but they used modern ingredients, modern technology, and modern thinking to adjust the recipe. The malt is clean and toffee flavoured, the hops are brisk and tidy, and the yeast is non-existent. There’s no character here. There’s generous hops and malt, combined in a straight forward traditional manner that has been popular now for over ten years. So this both old fashioned and very modern. And tastes more modern than old fashioned. There’s not much of interest, and there’s certainly no character. But it’s a good, drinkable beer. And there’s nowt wrong with that.
blackradioboy (60) - SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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DerJontte (10) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Boring. A friend who’s into IPA said it’s more bitter than IPA’sin general, I think it’s less bitter. Go figure...
vipinvelp (2632) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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)
Milter (249) - Nyborg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
En meget kedelig IPA. Ikke sammenhæng mellem pris og kvalitet - men en IPA kan dog aldrig ned til.
jpkeskinen (324) - FINLAND - APR 16, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
redders1974 (169) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
mihstudzinski (13) - - APR 4, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
S?abo ukryty alkohol w smaku i zapachu. Kolor bursztynowy. Piana sredniopecherzykowa. Do zapomnienia.
liinis (1643) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit light on flavour. Ok mouthfeel. Good bright looks. Something bothers me on this one.
VamboladeTolly (522) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 18, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
nordic (135) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (shared with friends).
Advertised on the bottle like IPA, does not seem like one. Fruity, spicy & a bit hoppy aroma. Bitter, malty taste.