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

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask: Regular.
A continuation of the Swale East India Pale Ale, which was also known as Copper Oast. Also available bottled.


3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
Cask at The Wenlock Arms. Lightly hoppy aroma. Light amber color with white head. Starts with fruit and floral hop. Malt is not that noticeable. A wonderful semi-dry hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndrewC (321) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle conditioned. Great marigold and orange aromas. Sharp citrus hops and oranges. Good stuff

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lagomswedish (213) - Umeå, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2006
Cask at the East Quay Bar in Whitstable. Grassy, lemony nose and a dry, quite impressive IPA hop finish. A little bland and one dimensional (and served far too cold) but it does comply with the style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ruprekt (20) - Canterbury, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2006
Drank this in the amazing Man of Kent in Rochester. A delicious, light fragrant IPA with gentle aftertaste, making it a perfect session beer. Could be accused of being insubstantial, but i feel its lighness of touch should be applaudes. Hot Dog!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HarryFlashman (469) - Chatham, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2007 Sampled at the Man of Kent public house in Rochester. What a cracking little beauty of an IPA this is - my hats off to Whitstable. Pale, light but very hoppy in taste. What more do you want?

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Finn (4003) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2006
Cask/gravity at The St Albans Beer Festival 29 Sep 06. Yellowish coloured. No head. Fruity aroma. Pleasant fruity flavour. Bitter finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rune (7760) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 20, 2006
Half pint on gravity dispense. Clear golden body. Missing head. Cautious citric aroma. Balanced fruity taste with lemon, grapefruit and oranges. Bitter undertones in the ending (The St Albans BF, 29.09.2006)

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 23, 2006
Hazy orange beer; small, very white head, with shards of lace. Beautiful grapey hopsaroma, even when it cannot vie with a Westcoast monster. Dry hoppy taste, going over in malt, with retronasal, alas, more decaying grain. Finish is plain hoppy bitterness, even mouldy cardboard. A flavour of dry hopsacks, with dried and shriveled orangepeels, is the best what remains. Dry bitterness, quite light, even empty beer. Terribly disappointing, because the nose promised oh so much more. I seemed a worthy British contender ofr the contemporary IPA. But if one could call many’s the New World IPA’s unbalanced, this one is utterly onedimensional, and weak to boot.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnas2 (705) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2006
Cask handpump at The Wellington, Birmingham. Straw coloured with a short head. Watery but not flat. Aromas of citrus, quite flowery and perfumed. A nice bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 10, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 Cyprus at All about beer. Clear golden color. medium foamy head. Citric and hoppy aromas. Fruity and malty flavors with nice bitter finish. Excellent beer ,really happty to choose this among the many english beers at this shop.


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