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


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RATINGS: 438   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
airrick2003 (415) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Appearance: beer is a hazy copper to amber hue, has a very large beige head that settles into a nice density that towers above the glass Aroma: bread, kind of faint, almost some licorice, Taste: very subtle malt, very subtle all around until the finish which is bitter and with a pepper spice Palate: very light mouthfeel, too light for this type of beer, lively carbonation, bitter aftertaste Overall: not one of my favorite ipa's, pretty bland all around ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamherbert (1232) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Clear orange, with decent upward carbonation. Thick meringue of head, and it lasts. The aroma isn’t good or bad, there is just not much there to evaluate. Chlorine I guess? If you agitate it there is a slightly earthy malt. You have to let it warm up and swish it around to get any aroma out of it. The hops are bitter (Fuggles?) with a toffee malt flavor. I suppose it’s the English in it, but the hops are better than most English ales. The feel is chunky and foamy. This is a solid brew; I poured myself another one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
jjsint (502) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 Bottle @ home. Dark gold, very little head with no lacing. Aroma of apricot, sulphur and astringency. Taste is a fruity bitter with an astringent kick. The mouthfeel is indeed silky and gorgeous. I found this a hard beer to rate: I like it but at the same time find it heavy going. So a decent 3.4 to say I appreciate its value and heritage, and it has some lovely characteristics, but it’s not one of my regular go-to beers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
arkurzynski (1406) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Deep burnt orange with brown hues. Caramel and toasted malt with grassy, slightly citrus hops. Flavor is sticky caramel malt with an herbal/citrus hop bitterness in the finish. Jello-like palate at times. Somewhat sticky. Mild residual grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2014
Bottle – BCA – Bronze in colour. Hoppy; earthy and grassy hops. Fruity; bitter citrus orange and lemon. Malty; toasty malts, caramel. Quite lively carbonation. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Bitter hoppy citrus fruity dry IPA. Long bitter hoppy aftertaste. Nice IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerfest5 (1067) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 12, 2014
Typical IPA from a solid Burton brewer. Fantastic balance between the bready malts and spicy hops. The point here is a good session ale, not a hop bomb

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5618) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle - might have a little age on it, but it seems to have held up okay considering. Slightly murky orange amber pour with a small frothy head. Earthy and spicy hops, fairly crisp and lively on the tongue. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (427) - New York, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours an orange amber, slight haze and only a few bubbles wafting to the top. The head is tan, orange tinted, thick and creamy. meringue like and does not want to fall. Nose is subdued and very very shy. Some citrus but very faint. Nose favors the malt with a light caramel and a bit of bread. Grassy herbal and some spice from hops. It has a small dank quality that I would also call pungent. The taste follows the nose all the way except it has an almost nutty taste that I find strangely out of place. It has no pine or resin but it does leave a bit of stickiness in a pungent and dry finish with plenty of spice and only a hint of the caramel sweetness. The bitter is moderate but it accumulates in the drink. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy.

Different. But the floral grows on the nose as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1372) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Poured pale gold with a medium-sized white head. Aroma was classic English hops: spicy, floral, slightly peppery and piney. Also some bready, earthy yeast and toasted malt. Flavor is spicy, peppery, slightly resinous hops, some light citrus, toasted, bready malt. Quite nicely balanced and very unlike an American IPA. Full mouthfeel and spot on carb.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leebotton (146) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2014
Yeasty rich cereal malt flavour with some pine / spruce. Nice red color. Noticeable but good yeast character. A little boring in actual grain flavours but easy to drink whilst not being really underwhelming.

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