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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

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle. Also marketed as Marks and Spencer Southwold Summer IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
allmyvinyl (6307) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2015
500ml bottle as M&S Southwold Summer IPA. Pours clear amber, short-lived white head. Aromas of limes, chalk, fresh orange, bubblegum. Taste is more citrus, with white sugar sweet notes rather than caramel. Develops into a lime marmalade kinda thing, with more hubba bubba. Bitter finish. Yeah, pretty good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
strangehorse (65) - - MAY 17, 2015
As M&S Southwold Summer IPA. Adnams are a first-rate brewer, but alas they’ ve gone for a heavier American-style IPA (which isn’t a true IPA at all). Can’t taste the supposed citrus edge to this...disappointed.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (18127) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
10th May 2015
As Marks and Sparks Southwold Summer IPA. Clear amber beer, tidy cream colour head. Palate is light and mildly crisp. Semi dry. Light malts carry a fair bit of caramel. Mild esters. Hops are a mildly bitter floralness. Smooth semi dry finish. Bitter linger. Too caramel dominated to be a decent IPA, more of a big ESB.

4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
blackradioboy (106) - SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from M&S. This beer ticks all the boxes - beautifully balanced, everything seems to fall into place here. Slightly sweet, then bitter with a long, lingering finish. The depth of flavour here is special. To date, my favourite bottled beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 9/26/2014 Total Score: 4
Bottle from M&S. (Summer IPA) This beer ticks all the boxes - beautifully balanced, everything seems to fall into place here. Slightly sweet, then bitter with a long, lingering finish. The depth of flavour here is special. To date, my favourite bottled beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uckelman (390) - Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Labeled as Marks & Spencer Southwold Summer IPA. Pours clear, reddish amber. Small white head which quickly dissipates to lace. Big citrus/soapy hops aroma with a hint of barnyard. Light body, as expected from an English ale. Nice bitterness, well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (263) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
M&S Bottle. Beautiful amber color with creamy head of varying sized bubbles that dissipates moderately quickly. Hoppy, citrusy aroma. Very bitter, strong taste of straw, hay, and grass, but without being astringent. For someone who doesn’t like IPAs, this one is pretty good: soft mouthfeel makes it pleasant to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3665) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle, M & S version. Deep golden brown, thin but sustained white head and moderate condition. Sweet and malty nose with a suggestion of chocolate and vinous fruit, some yeast notes and a low citrus hop. Bitter and chalky in the mouth with a low fruitiness, some yeast and a vague chocolate sweetness, finish is mostly yeast and hop bitterness with a brief tang of fruit

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (2593) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2014
The M&S version. Clear, copper colour. Bubbly, lasting, white head. I’m not having a good beer evening, this evening. Another big, fruity, buttery job. Chewy, toffee sweet palate. Bitter finish. Hoped for more from a 6.8% Adnams beer. Oh well...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Splitenz (338) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2014
Clear and amber, thin head. Semi-sweet malt, fruity hops with a bit of caramel of toffee. Quite bitter. I would say this is very English for an American style IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tom303 (96) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2014
Looks great deep copper nice compact head. Sweetness and citrus in the aroma which follows through in the taste to balance the strong dry bitterness. These American styles can be tad bitter for me but thus has a full malty body to balance it though still very bitter. Good brew.


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