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Brewed by Whitstable
Style: Bitter
Maidstone, England
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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Cask: Regular.
A continuation of the Swale East India Pale Ale, which was also known as Copper Oast. Also available bottled.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (1810) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2009
Cask at The Hotel Continental, Whitstable. A golden pour with a decent white head on top. Nice hoppy aroma. Nice amount of hoppiness, fruity, floral, honey, refreshing. This is a seriously decent IPA. Drinking it fresh in Whitstable with the fishermans boats bobbing about in the harbour and the sun setting on the horizon. Nice experience.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1712) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2009
Cask - The Bell & Crown, Canterbury. A golden amber beer with a fine but lasting white head - never completely dissipating - leaving a good lacing. Plenty of citrus hops on the nose, some dry straw and grass notes too. Good hoppy body with grapefruit bitterness, sweeter fruits and a hint of a floral quality. Nice lasting piney bitter finish, good smooth and soft palate texture. Well balanced, light yet full of flavour. Easily quaffable and really tasty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
Cask @ London Drinker 25: Golden with a smooth film of head. Light honeyed hops and musty barnyard aromas. Tingly and sweet with a light twitch of bitterness. A wee bit too dry but very rustic tasting which is a treat. Definitely worth a go.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2008
Cask@OldBreweryCantebury. Fruity aroma with citrus and light grassy. Yellow color, off-white head, good lace. Malty start, bit fruity, very bitter, very grassy. Dry mouthfeel. Well brewed, bit too bitter to be a session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2008
Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Gold with a small white head. Sweet lemony foral hop aroma. A little biscuity malt, but taste is dominated by citric hops with a sharp bitter finish. Overwhelmingly sour and lemony. Doesn’t quite work for me.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2410) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Cask at the Trafalagar, 1st July 2008. Clear golden amber with no head. Light floral hop aroma that carries over into the taste, with lots of strong grapefruit flavours. Nice lingering bitterness but a bit too sharp for my liking.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BoozyBugger (15) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 9, 2008
Tasted at Chelmsford beer festival 08. Citrus nose, Undertones of grapefruit and citrus in the taste. nicely balanced bitterness. grows on you

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2008
Cask at Churchillís, Ramsgate: Not impressed with this beer. Overly sweet and very cloying, also a strange harshness to it. Iíve tried it a couple of times now and I just donít like it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
Cask @ Market Porter Clear dark amber with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with roasted malt and caramel. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, caramel and hops. Soft mouthfeel and a mild bitter end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (10769) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 24, 2008
Cask @ The Wenlock Arms, London.
Pours dark golden with a nice, small, creamy white head. Aroma is soft, some vanilla and flowery hops - some roses, even. Quite lively mouthfeel for a cask ale - maksing it rather fresh. Lovely bitter flavour, lots of fruity and flowery hops. Wonderful dryness. Gimme more!


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