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Westerham Viceroy India Pale Ale

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Brewed by Westerham
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Edenbridge, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A true English IPA. The hops are Target and Progress grown from the National Trust’s Scotney Castle hop garden. The inspiration behind this beer, the Marquis Curzon of Kedleston, was a figure of enormous importance. While Viceroy of India he restored the Taj Mahal. On his return to England he restored Tattershall Castle in 1911 and Bodiam Castle in 1916, both of which he left to the Trust. In his memoirs he wrote about a journey on horseback in India where he dreamt of drinking a beer: “At that moment I would have given a kingdom, not for champagne or hock and soda, or hot coffee but for a glass of beer”. This is a true India Pale Ale brewed with lots of hops to produce a golden ale, hoppy and bitter. Gluten-free beer.

Malt: Maris Otter Pale.
Hops: Target. Progress.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
undercurrent25 (1931) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2016
Pours a pale colour. Taste is dry and hoppy, a good IPA. Tasted at Gents Bier Festival 2016

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2016
20/VIII/16 - bottle @ Gents Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2016-880) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing some beers today!

Clear orange beer, practically no head. Aroma: bit sweet, malty, caramel, little fruity. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet touch, hint of banana. Aftertaste: bitter touch, grains, malty, bit grassy, fruity.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike_77 (5308) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - AUG 22, 2016
Hazy dark blond. Aroma and flavour have good malt/hop balance. Lots of floral hop on this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (9393) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
No head left; clear metallic-cognac coloured beer. Cheesy!! Molten cheese, bit vegetal, ureum. Again cheesy, faintly sweet, finish is metallic-bitterish. Very light body; long bitter aftertaste. Not great. The crude UK hops have to give all the taste - and who cares about the gluten?

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
77ships (7680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2016
Thank you for sharing! Sampled 500 ml. bottle @ Gents Bierfestival 2016. Clear golden, orange, little white. Nose is sweet oily, sweat, insecticide, paper,… taste is bland oily sweet, paper, sugar, insecticide, stale,… Not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 15, 2016
Cask@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen - Amber pour with white head. Toasty malty and subdued hoppy aroma and taste, some caramel, herbal hoppy and twiggy notes into the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
Bottle, @Half Pint Gentleman’s place, 24/3/2016. Needs more hops. Pretty underwhelming. Not really an IPA more of an imperial bitter. Spice. Herbs. Lemon. Marmalade. Lack of dry-hopping. Weird hops for the style. I don’t understand why they chose those.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hughhaug (13) - West Bromwich, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Golden’y amber beer with a good head. The aroma is lightly hopped, and the flavour is more strongly hopped with good dryness and bitterness. Overall a nice gently hopped IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4629) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle. Golden'y amber beer with a good head. The aroma is lightly hopped, and the flavour is more strongly hopped with good dryness and bitterness. Overall a nice gently hopped IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
themightylazza (108) - - DEC 16, 2015
Pale amber ale with a floral aroma. The palate is zesty maltiness with a hint of apple, the finish is bitter hopped but lacking a little depth. This is a nice take on a Kentish ale, the hops are a little bit muted, but quite pleasant.


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