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Adnams American Style IPA (Bottle)

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Brewed by Adnams
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Southwold, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle. Also marketed as Marks and Spencer Southwold Summer IPA.


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (2438) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 22, 2013
500ml bottle from Marks & Spencer, Ayr (as Southwold Summer IPA) - hazy amber brown, small bubbly off-white head, pine, resin, grapefruit aroma, negligible lacing, metallic, high carbonation, mild citrus, dry bitter hop finish

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2013
Big brownish head. Clear deep dark red body with light carbonation. Floral grape and gooseberry aroma with deep fruity notes. Dry-sweet fruity perfumy catty taste with resiny plasticky notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dryish nutty fruity aftertaste with plasticky earthy notes. Bitter almonds finish. Odd. It starts out gloriously, then goes downhill in a bitter, artificial kind of way. Hard to see why, really. (0.5l bottle, from Marks & Spencer, Edgware Road, London.)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4615) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle of Marks and Spencer Southwold Summer IPA. Nice amber body with slight head. Nose is fruity, hoppy. Taste also quite fruitty and bitter of hops and citrus. A well enjoyable beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (15542) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13177) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 26, 2013
bottle at home ... deep red copper ... thick tan head ... soft toffee malt nose ... dark roast ,.,, big berry ... deep roast ... little woody ...blackcurranr

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma is sticky toffee and foam banana sweets. Taste has lots of sticky toffee with banana and mango purees on the bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1371) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2013
M&S bottled. Great big raspberry jam aroma, loads of biscuit and then a dry gooseberry palate. Lovely deep amber red colour. Orange and grassy finish, slightly medicinal and Adnams peppery characteristic. Really like this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10090) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2013
Bottle. Frothy white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Martin243 (689) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2013
500 ml Bottle served cold in a 1/2 pint chalice. The M&S version: I had had a porter before this, and was concerned that there might be a clash of flavours in the mouth: this poured dark amber with a thick and rocky off white head. Toffee and citrus aroma. Olde English marmalade flavour is prominent, smooth butterscotch takes the bitter edge off. The tongue finds a bit of honey and muscavado, but the swallow delivers that lovely citric astringency. Alcohol is not particularly noticeable in the first one, but I’ve got another cooling, and I’m anticipating a smack in the chops. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel, gentle carbonation. 3 for £6 at M&S at the moment. My advice is go and get some.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4204) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2013
50cl bottle of Marks and Spencer Southwold Summer IPA. A bright copper colour with a thin white head; tropical fruit aroma; big tropical fruit taste, with a light spicy bitterness; and a pleasant, soft, warming finish with a lingering grapefruit taste. This goes to show that the Brits can produce a good American-style IPA.


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