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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 462   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
felsenpils (104) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 3, 2014
500ml bottle. Pours with a massive head and great foam retention. It says "bottle conditioned" on the label and there is indeed some yeast on the bottom of the bottle. A very clean ale aroma. The color is dark amber. Rather intense bitterness with a nice malt balance. This IPA does not have the ester quality of a Samuel Smith´s, but is nonetheless a very nice English ale. I really like the lack of floral hop oil that is so exaggerated in every American IPA. Great traditional beer.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
minutemat (1286) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2014
Cask was pretty tasteless and bland. Bottle was a bit more positive, clean and fresh but still lacking a little something. Inoffensive session-y beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (564) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 3, 2014
Bue en bouteille. Arômes de malts, houblon plus faible. Beaucoup de fraîcheur au palais, IPA très correcte. Finale sèche et amère.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
terrybail (555) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
500 ml bottle from the LCBO Does not taste much like an IPA even an English one more like an ESB

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
HipHopOpotamus (228) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 Very drinkable in large numbers, its ok, but not that much hops or taste that jumps out at you.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2858) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
500 ml bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear copper with a large orange-light tan head. Aroma: Citrus and floral hops, somewhat earthy and woodsy, British caramel/toffee malts, alright. Palate: Medium body and carbonation. Flav.: Similar to the nose with a slightly fruitier character, decidedly British; dry with fair bitterness and a dry caramel/toffee and citrusy hop finish.

Not too exciting, but drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (527) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
From a bottle. Very malty and dark for an IPA, so smooth with only a hint of hops. I liked it a lot.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (5948) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
[Bottle (500ml)] Pours a deep orange-amber with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Some lacing. Aroma of bready malt, light hops, a bit of citrus fruit and some light UK sourness. Flavour of bready malt, light hops, some paper and fruit. Light bitter finish. Meh. Average bodied. It’s O.K., nothing more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bendrixian (1056) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2014
LCBO purchase. Slightly hazy orange/copper colour. Muted aroma but there is some floral hops, cereal/biscuit, barley/estery notes and backed by a hint of caramel. Medium bodied brew with a malty mid palate that finishes slightly bitter. Not a bad beer at all.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear light amber with a beautiful, fine and dense white head that leaves lacing - 5/5 for looks. Aroma of bread, fruity yeast, a little bit of orange. Taste is malty up front, clean and bready, with a smooth medium body and a firm bitter finish. While the aroma could be more interesting, everything else falls neatly into place.


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