Brewed by Coors UK (MolsonCoors)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Burton-upon-Trent, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 474   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Bottle conditioned; occasionally on cask.
Production moved from White Shield brewery to William Worthington’s brewery in December 2010. Prodiuction moved to the main Coors brewery in Burton in 2012 to keep up with increasing demand.
Ingredients: Halcyon barley, from the northern part of Norfolk; Sugar; Northdown and Challenger hops - including a hop extract; and a two-strain yeast supplied by Bass.
"It has a clean, fresh flavour and full bodied, balanced bitterness." Michael Jackson.
An iconic India Pale Ale (IPA) brewed to the same recipe as 1830. Aromatic hops, toasted cereal notes and hints of smoke and spice kindle White Shield’s embracing nose, enhanced by fragrant fruity characters and an intricate top-note of freshly baked bread. With time to condition, William Worthington’s unique dual yeast works up a sharp sparkle, crafting a full luxurious mouth-feel that combines with warming hints of alcoholic liqueur and White Shield’s ever so subtle peppery character, to create an exquisite bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matt7215 (2180) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
i loved this classic take on IPA. i wish there were more beers like this available in ontario. to pricey for me to session but id love to get to one day. quite elegant and i love thats it bottle conditioned. classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Wow, a rare British IPA that states IPA on the label; yes, right there on the label AND isn’t classified as some other nonsense here on ratebeer. Maybe they haven’t made it to this one yet. Gotta keep low and quiet and maybe they won’t notice. –ssshhh-- A quiet 50cl bottle pours with a clear soundless absolute crystal clear copper body that has thin gold edges and softly supports a cobwebby dirty white head that leaves behind spotty lacing. The modest aroma offers up dusty malts, a resiny smelling spicy hop note and an echo of grapefruit hops right in front of a mineral sort of sensation. The taste does jump at you with a mix of resiny hops and lightly roasted maltiness. The resiny bitterness slowly allows for a peak at the flavor hops that are hidden where I’m getting a light grapefruit and spicy hoppiness. Toward the finish it picks up a mineral sensation to join in on the wavering and fading hoppiness and persisten maltiness. All in all pretty nice where there’s a fairly assertive hoppiness and overtly assertive malt backbone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnRMurdoch (3296) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2014
500ml bottle from Morrisons. Hazy orange brown, big foamy head. Toffee grain aroma and flavour. Bitter aftertaste. More a premium bitter than an IPA. Not bad for a supermarket beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus spicy and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (357) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a clear dark amber with a generous off white head. Nose is caramel and bread with only a slight hint of fruit. Sweet malts dominate with minimal grapefruit bitterness and some spice appearing at the end as it warms. Medium slick mouth with average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lux_edwards (108) - - APR 26, 2014
50 cl bottle. Pours and orangey copper colour with white lasting head. Aroma: oranges and yeast. Taste: slightly bitter. Palate: medium body, creamy, bitter finish. Overall: v good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cfrancis (2376) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Pours butterscotch copper with a thin white wisp. Aroma is caramel, metallic and cereal malt. Taste is caramel, bready malts with earthy hops that balance quite nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Freaky_tiki (560) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Pours amber with a soapy one finger cap. Was expecting English version of an IPA but what I got was just a regular run of the mill brew. Doesn’t have the malts of the English style; doesn’t have the hops of the American style. It’s drinkable. You could do worse. But you could do a hell of a lot better. The label makes me fucking laugh -- ipa connoisseurs are going to tear a strip off molson-coors in these ratings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Metalchopz (2296) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
An English IPA from the LCBO. Yeah, right. Pours a clean amber colour, but slightly unfiltered (becomes hazy by the last pour). Fruity aromas of malt found in an amber beer with a little hop. Weird, as the first pour smells like a Coors malt (bad swill), and so on as I pour some more. The head is frothy, slightly off-white, had decent retention and some good lace. Again, the taste reminds me of an amber beer with some mild hop creating some light bitterness in the finish. Caramel malt notes are felt. Not much of an IPA, with too much of the macro brewery malts and adjuncts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorbalev (2927) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle, Embrun LCBO. Toasted malts, fruity (apple), caramel in classic English IPA aroma. Pours a very clear copper with a frothy white head. Taste - malts are forward here - quite toasty and sweet, while aggressive earthy and fruity English hops follow. There is the addition of some brief aggressive bitterness toward the middle/end. Full mouthfeel - almost creamy. Pretty decent, but nothing to make it really stand out either, at least in this format.

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