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Whitstable East India Pale Ale

Brewed by Whitstable
Style: Bitter
Maidstone, England
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 123   ABV: 4.1%
Cask: Regular.
A continuation of the Swale East India Pale Ale, which was also known as Copper Oast. Also available bottled.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9865) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2016
Cask at the beer shop St Albans. A clear golden orange coloured pour with a loose white head. Aroma is raw grains pale grains, grassy hedgerow hop, earthy slightly nutty . Flavour is composed of light raw earthy grains, grassy hops, Firm bitterness. Rough round the edges. Palate is medium light, decent cask condition. Grainy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9468) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Biscuity scones, mineral undercurrents and herbal hop bitterness converge in this creamy brew.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty straw yellow.
-Citrusy hop edges are found.
-Drinkability is high.
-This isnt an IPA in the New World sense, obviously, and has to be approached as such.

On cask at The Bell & Crown, Canterbury.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
HerrBierkoenig (1212) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 10, 2015
From tap at hotel Continental, pours light cloudy amber golden liquid, no head, Aroma: floral, light acid, Taste: light to medium sweet, light medium bitter, medium sour, malty, biscuit, floral, medium hopy, lemon grass, Palate: light to medium body, smooth mouthfeel, flat carbonation, medium long floral aftertaste, Overall: flat carb., glassware not propper clean, no head at all, nice malty biscuit body, nice simple floral and lemon notes, good, but did not impresed me much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ktwse (4171) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2015
Pours clear golden with flat head. Aroma of bread and citrus. Taste is light citrus bitter with a rich malt base. Body is light and smooth with flat carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hohops (841) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Cask. Appearance is golden, a small white head. Aroma of fruit, hops, citrus. Taste is crisp hops, orange peel, malty background, fairly bitter finish. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
99smithsamuel (74) - - MAR 9, 2015
500ml bottle. Poured clear golden colour, attractive appearance. Small white head. Aroma is floral with lots of caramel notes. Taste is initially citrusy, leaving the palate with a bitter and malty finish. Crisp, sweet and refreshing. Very nice beer. Can see why this is an award winner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joe19612 (2671) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Cask. Pours a gold colour with a thin white head, the aroma malt with some citrus fruits, taste is bitter with fruit and a dry crisp finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2014
Cask at The Rising Sun, Berkhampsted on 7 April 2013. Poured a slightly hazy golden colour, with a rocky white head. Malt heavy aroma, slightly sulphurous and with some dried fruit. Initial flavours of lemon zest, somewhat flat malt and a small amount of hop character. Finish was bready, with notes of copper and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Aroma: bread and light caramel malts. Appearance: golden, small white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: malts coming up again, turning mildly bitter, medium-long finish. Overall: decent bitter, quite nice aroma, refreshing carbonation. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmgreenuk (8007) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - NOV 4, 2013
Cask at the Wellington, Birmingham. Poured a crystal clear light amber with a bubbly white head. The aroma is stale malt and weak hops. The flavour is medium bitter. Medium bodied with a bitter liqourice palate and a long rather unpleasant bitter finish. Cant say I really enjoyed this too much. The aftertaste wasnt good. Its refreshing but the hops dont really work for me. I need my pale ales to be a little more "pale"!

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