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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 487   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle: Poured an amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of dry English style hops is dominant with some dry caramel malt notes also perceptible. Taste is also dominated by some dry English style hops with light floral undertones some white pepper notes and some dry caramel malt. Body is about average with good carbonation. Quite enjoyable and nice to enjoy a non-American style IPA once in a while.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1506) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 17, 2014
Bona cervesa molt equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnth (22) - - JUN 16, 2014
Had from (chilled) bottle. Decent head, lovely lacing down through glass. Really smooth on palate, good balance of malt and hops. Really decent ale. Off to buy another one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (195) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Pours a deep amber colour with one finger of white head. Malty pale ale aroma.Sweet malty start with a well balanced hoppy finish. Great IPA. Not as bitter as the usual North American IPA. Moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (572) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2014
500ml bottle. Slightly hazy light copper body, medium beige head with very good retention. Aroma of grains, herbal hops, yeast, metallic can, spices (mostly pepper). Taste: a good malty backbone, sweet caramel malt, moderate amount of herbal hops, spices (again pepper), mineral water, toffee. Very pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
knutole (75) - Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2014
aroma: slighlty hoppy, a bit sour, overall quite neutral appearance: amber colour, very high carbonisation and thick foam taste: fruity, a bit sweet and sour at once, hoppy, not the typical american IPA taste, no clear citrus taste, but very drinkable

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfonit (1183) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Well this is a great description. It makes me want to drink it even more! It has a nice deeper golden/amber color with a super thick and bubbly white head. Aroma is of slight cinnamon, malts, hops and aluminum. Flavor is much better than what I was expecting from the aroma. Has a sweeter malt, prune, hop, and citrus flavor. Leaves a sweeter hop finish. Nice lacing. This is really good. I didn’t come expecting anything special with this being as it is a Coors product, but I’m pleasantly surprised.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
M_Sack (403) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber/orange, cloudy, minimal head. Subtle citrus blossom and bread malt aromas. Immediate upfront bitterness, honey and bread through the mid palate, followed by earth and pepper hops through a long, dry, bitter end. Relatively thin body. I've had better. Seems like a whole heap of bittering hops were used without flavouring hops as well making it very bitter but simplistic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3258) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
A great classic take on a classic style. Great UK hop nose, loads of fuggles, and goldings. Great biscuity malts, grassy, earthy hops. Super drinkable. Love it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marheb (2298) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 16, 2014
Des malts biscuits et légèrement caramélisés voire mielleux avec une forte astringence de houblons floraux. Le corps est svelte avec une effervescence douillette vraiment agreéble. J’aurais aimé essayé fraichement sorti d’un cask.


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