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Shepherd Neame Master Brewer’s Choice IPA

Brewed by Shepherd Neame
Style: Bitter
Faversham, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 2.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
Bottled only - 500ml pateurised bottles.
Crisp and clean with a refreshing citrussy hop bite, This IPA is burnished gold in colour from the carefully roasted malts used in the mash tun. Hops are added at three stages in the brewing process to give the aroma and bitterness so typical of an India Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuartyboy (1126) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2015
Bottle from unknown source a clear deep golden amber beer toffee herbal aroma flavour is toffee fruity grassy notes more a bitter than an ipa

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (15809) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle from Lidl as Dad’s Delight. Clear brown amber colour lasting thin off white head. Aroma of pasteurisation. Boiled sweet malt and pepper hop. Fruity malt in the mouth a bit like the Late Red. Some white pepper hop on the finish. It’s fine. Not as pasteurised as I feared. Aroma isn’t great, but the rest is fine. Some decent fruity malt.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 17, 2015
Draught at Black Door. Copper color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toast, caramel, metallic aroma and grass. Bitter finish with hops, citrus, grass and metallic aroma. Pretty terrible IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nihtila (2095) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2015 Bottle from Lidl. Pours clear amber. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, some fruits. Taste is light, malts, some caramel, mild biscuit and bitterness, cardboard. Blah.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jamesie1857 (1769) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
500ml bottle from Aldi (I think) - Clear amber with a small head. Florally hop nose, with a soapy taste and a strange watery palate. I think the Master Brewer needs to have a good look at himself if this is HIS choice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (6462) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle, probably from Lidl. Copper with a thin head and a carbonation. Light bitter with a low bitterness. Crisp and clean like its deScription and small malt notes.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
StueyD (1544) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
A mid brown coloured beer with a weak white head. A slightly funky sulphurous aroma on opening the bottle. This does settle down to let a pithy hop aroma to come through, there is also a faint maltiness in the background. Dry mouthfeel. The taste follows on from the aroma. Although there’s elements of grassy, hop and mild biscuity malt, the sulphurous funkiness is still present, not doing the beer any favours. The finish is weak. Bottle bought from Lidl, Fakenham as "Dad’s Delight"

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3482) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle from Lidl as Dad?s Delight, standard Shep?s aroma and palate, a bit two-dimensional, but crisp, hoppy and quaffable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DruncanVeasey (7881) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2014
99p bottle from Lid as "Dad’s Delight". Bright bronze with a slender white foam. Aroma of thistle, aniseed, pine cone and wet stones. Gentle watery Allsorts and caramel on slate flavour finished generously with bitterness. Fresh bread and caramel popcorn aftertaste. Not as good as I’m making it sound but drinkable all the same.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gegwilson (2391) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle from Lidl. Pours amber with a fading cream head. Some Citrus and spice to this, but also less pleasant notes of tin especially and cardboard too. Pretty poor.

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