Shepherd Neame East India Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Shepherd Neame
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Faversham, England


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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Cask: Special - Wetherspoon Festival 2011
This celebrated pale ale, from far back in this brewerys archives, has been revived especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. It has been brewed true to its original style, with the finest malt and Kentish hops, resulting in a classic bitter, with generous hop notes throughout.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8951) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
Cask during a Wetherspoon Beer Festival in 2011. My notes from then say healthy body, healthy tasting with a high bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tlind2 (1631) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle. Amber color, off-white head. Smoky, hoppy aroma. Hoppy flavor with nuts, earthy tones. Full body, medium carbonation. Not my thing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tombyars (1640) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Tasted this in The Esquire House, Glasgow (JDW) in April 2011. Clear pale orange in colour with a thin white head. Short aroma of faint dusty hops. Very thin weak watery mouthfeel for a 5% and good lacing. Thin pale malt gives a short digestive base with tart redcurrant fruit present. Strong metallic hop resins gives a mouth sucking astringency with earthy, wet cardboard tones. Finish has a chemical taint of melted plastic along with tart pink grapefruit rind. A poor effort from Shepherd Neame though considering the high ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2011
Cask Handpump at the Paramount JDW, Manchester 27/03/2011 Some hop aroma. Golden coloured smooth on the palate fruity and hoppy with a hint of bitterness in a dry lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2206) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2011
[Cask at Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Vanilla & wood at first develop into a pleasant traditional farmyard and green leaf hop flavour with citrus hints and a nice tingle of pepper. Satisfying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tdtm82 (1700) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
Cask, Wetherspoons, Chelmsford, 12th April 2011 Aroma is moderately hoppy, flowers, perfume, wood resin, grapefruit, banana, taste is banana, oranges and.clemantines, somenice subtle.hoppage,clove, ginger, caramel, sweet malts, some nice bitterness levels, crisp and fruity on the finish, if only they upped the abv and had Stone hop management.....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (8063) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2011
The Baron. Bright gold with a dense collar tufting the glass. Shrubby green aroma with roots, clumps of earth, hints of ginger and unripe banana. Dull, faintly orange-accented taste with light finishing bitterness, cream and husk. Pedestrian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (4408) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
Hand pulled at Wetherspoons (under Central Library), Birmingham. Golden, with a nice white head (yawn). Strikes my chops as fairly fresh. Salty hops. Not harsh. Not a massively pleasing experience, but inoffensive and well constructed. I agree with Glen - it does improve slightly as the minutes tick by.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11649) - Troms, NORWAY - MAR 29, 2011
Half pint hand pulled cask at Willow Walk (JDW) Victoria. White layer that stays well on top of a slightly cloudy, amber body. Restrained aroma of dried fruits. Sweet malts, some spices and bittersweet dried fruits in flavour. Has also got a decent bittersweet ending. Likable (London, 22.03.2011).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (9946) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
Cask, handpump at The Penny Black, JDW, Bicester, Oxon 28.03.11 Pours gold with a thick and very noticeable big mouthfeel, its almost as though they are trying to rival the Ballast Point beer brewed at their brewery, in fact this stands up very welll next to the Ballast Point Calico which I had at the same time. Gold in colour, some burnt toffee, bitterness rips along the roof of the mouth, really decent bitter, nicely hoppt, tasty stuff. A6 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.5

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