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


on tap

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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2010
Cask @ Wheatsheaf Hotel, London. Appears pale lager yellow with an inconsistent white head. Nose of grainy malt and stale hops. Shocking taste to match, overly buttery and just unpleasant. Not good at all and poorly conditioned at the pub.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
renffisch (858) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
cask at the trafalgar in south wim. Clear straw colour, thin white head, fine lace. Intense citric floral hop nose, almost perfumey. Hoppy almost plastic flavour. Round, balanced. Good session ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
downender (6635) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2009
Cask-condtioned at the Old Fountain, London 13/10/09. Deep gold in colour with a slight white head. Big, citrus and pine hop aroma with a touch of sweetness. Flavour had swee malts, citrus hops and a dry finish, slightly marred by a soapy edge. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2222) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1783) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1837) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4991) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ethereal (2417) - 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.

   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

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