Shepherd Neame / Port Brewing Grumpys Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: American Pale Ale
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Special - J D Wethersppon festival, Autumn 2009.
Tomme Arthur is considered one of the greatest craft brewers in America and has travelled to Shepherd Neame Brewery, Kent, to brew especially for this JDW beer festival. This is a classic example of an American West Coast Extra-Pale Ale, brewed with English barley and no caramel malts, allowing the freshest and brightest hop flavours to really shine through and create a decidedly snappy and dry finish. Hops used: Amarillo, Bramling Cross, Brewers Gold, Phoenix

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2986) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Cask Pint at Wibbas Down (JDW), Wimbledon, London in Oct 2009 - Pale Golden in colour. Hoppy; grassy and piney resinous hops. Fruity; grapefruit and lemon citrus. Malty base; caramel. Citrus hoppy bitter over sweet malts. Nice citrus hop bite. Dry finish. Nice beer! (2009-10)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24173) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2012
6th November 2009
Clear light-gold beer. Very light hop nose with a trace of pineapple. Dry palate with a soft edge. Decent crisp hops, grassy and spicy. A touch of peach and pineapple at the finish. Bitterish afertaste. Decent hoppy pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1664) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Tasted this at the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) in November 2009. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear pale amber in colour with a thin white head. Tart gooseberry fruit present in the long aroma. Robust and refreshing mouthfeel and good lacing. Pale malt base gives a lemon drizzle cake base with zesty notes of pink grapefruit. Hop resins provide a full fruity whack to the mouthfeel with New World flavours of pineapple, tangerine and smooth lychees. Finish is dry and citrusy with fragrant hops still present in the palate. A decent American Pale Ale and well recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2010
A Mes rate: Cask at Baker Street Sporks.
Mid gold with a decent white head. Awesome Amarillo. Full of tropical fruit, some peach and lychee and really really good supporting malt. Maybe Id like just a touch more bitterness, but just a touch. Other than that its excellent. Excellent tangerine notes in the finish. Really clean considering the amount of hops in it. Resinous but not even close to being sticky. Very good stuff indeed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2009 The Baron, 06/12/09. Straw draped with lace. Tomato stem and Turkish Delight aroma. Soft and mandarin zesty; dry and sweet, plenty of custard cream biscuit for balance. Resinous greenery on the burp. Beautiful balance of US/UK (but mostly US) hops and malt, and a fresh hop treat I never dreamt would come to Hinckley. BARACK OBAMA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (3276) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2009
Cask at Rayners Lane, WSpoons. Nice golden coloured pour with a fluffy white head. Fresh American hoppy nose. Pleasantly hoppy, citrus fruit, slightly dry taste. Surprisingly complex. Incredibly drinkable. A good effort from Tomme Arthur.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009
Cask Handpump at the Gaffers Row JDW, Crewe 31/10/2009 Pine hop aroma. White head. Golden coloured and hoppy with a pine flavour. A little dryness and bitterness in a crisp malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (10300) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2009
Cask handpump, The Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon-18-11-09 Pours warm gold in colour with a white head, there is a hint of haze to this, barmaid really struggled pulling this one through it appeared very, very lively. Nice citrussy hoppy aroma. Taste has a pushy citrus (grapefruit) hoppiness about it with a nice layer of sweet malts to balance things out, brisk and breezy sort of beer, youre sort of expecting it to be more hoppy and zappy than it is, but its actually a very drinkable sessionable hoppy beer., leading to a few hoppy burps. The festival is over but there are still a few festival beers on offer and this much like the others on offer this evening is just 1.39 with my a CAMRA 50p off token. A7 A4 F8 P4 Ov15 3.7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10400) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
Cask, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Oadby. Pale gold with a thin head. Aromas are citrus and apricot with floral notes and grapefruit pith. Flavours are sweet citrus. Herbal and floral with some pine. Peppery on the finish. Fresh and fruity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (4563) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2009
Cask in the Ealing JDW (Sir Michael Balcon). Dark gold with a lacy white head. Toast and grapefruit on the nose, more citrus on the palate with a good hoppy note, a firm body, a nice underlying bitterness, and a dry-bitter finish. A good strong golden ale.

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