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


on tap

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This is the first National Trust brand beer using malt and hops from National Trust sources. The malt is organically grown Westminster pale ale malt and the hops are Target and Progress grown in organic conversion at Scotney Castle. 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJestersBeer (2308) - SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours a medium gold, with a white head. Hoppy, soapy aroma, faintly yeasty, caramel, grass, herbs. Dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2. Hoppy, herbal aroma, caramel, apricot, grass, malt, yeast. Slightly harsh finish. (2014-05-14)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14902) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Bottled 500ml. Ales by Mail. BB 02/2014. Clear amber color, small white head and some lace. Fruity English hoppy nose. Medium-bodied. Fruity, typical English bitter flavors, also kind of yeasty twist. Late bitterness in the aftertaste. Quite enjoyable. Could drink these as a session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geiserich (3905) - Linz, AUSTRIA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle: Aroma with citrus peel and herbal bitter hops. Hazy dark yellow to light amber color, creamy white head. Flavor is light malty, few sweetness, some pine and mainly herbal hops. Medium bitter finish. Less complex then others.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (15210) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle from alesbymail.co.uk. Clear amber almost without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and light hoppy - fruity. Flavor is meidum sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 120813

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
This is a good IPA. A bit hazy on the pour. Bottle at a fish place in Great Yarmouth. Thin lingering head. Nicely hopped. Good balanced beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (15685) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle from AlesByMail.co.uk. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are bitter hops, fruits, citrus and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (5565) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 19, 2013
500ml bottle. Clear amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Herbal and piney hop aroma, a fruity touch of green apple. Taste is dry, herbal and piney hoppy, a touch of chalk, dry notes of green apple and fruit parings. Meets what I think to be the historic British IPA style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23918) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 3, 2013
Bottled (From AbM). Orangeish amber colour with a small slightly off-white head, that leaves some lace. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, bread and some slight floral and nutty notes. Flavour is fruity, floral, grainy, bready and and a bit grassy with some herbs as well. Smooth palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3634) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle. Light amber, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish aroma, light caramel and faint fruitiness, light thoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish flavor, faint caramel and light fruitiness, some hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and dryish, grassy hoppyness. Dryish PA with really nice hoppyness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VastActiv (4537) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2013
Bottle 0.5l at home (via alesbymail). Colour is orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours are fruits, grass, hops and malts.

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