Shepherd Neame East India Pale Ale

 
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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: 3.15/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask: Special - Wetherspoon Festival 2011
This celebrated pale ale, from far back in this brewery’s 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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3.2
john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Cask Pint – JDW Fest Spring 2011 in Mar 2011 - Amber in colour. Fruity; citrus orange. Hoppy; grassy hops. Malty; sweet malts, caramel. Mildly bitter fruity hoppy throughout. Very drinkable. (2011-03-23)

3
ManVsBeer (10928) - 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.

2.7
tlind2 (1768) - 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.

2.4
tombyars (1749) - 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.

3.2
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.

3.6
wheresthepath (2374) - 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.

3.2
tdtm82 (1701) - 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.....

3
DruncanVeasey (8260) - Nr 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.

3.3
DanielBrown (4532) - 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.

2.9
Rune (13382) - Tromsø, 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).


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