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Brewed by Adnams
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Southwold, England
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Bottle. Also marketed as Marks and Spencer Southwold Summer IPA.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14287) - 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 (2715) - 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 (1515) - 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 (10544) - 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 (770) - 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 Iíve got another cooling, and Iím 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 (4530) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mR_fr0g (3135) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
As Marks and spencer summer ipa. Malty aroma, bicuit and caramel, a touch oxidation. Earthy resin hop in the aroma as well. Hazy light amber colour dense creamy head, that fades to a whisp. Flavour is earthy bitterness, slight chalk, a little boozy. Medium body, average carbonation. Not a fan.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonb5 (360) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2013
Labeled as Marks and Spencer Southwold IPA. Half litre bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Dark amber, clear, small of white head. S: Initial Maris Otter malt and off fruit gave way to citrus hop. T: Less hop content than expected. Moderate bitterness, slightly fruity. M: Medium body, smooth, moderate carbonation. O: More of an English strong ale than an IPA, didnít seem very summery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10977) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle at Jackís Sausage Festival - London. Labeled as Marks and Spencer Southwold Summer IPA. Decent beer all around. Pours clear gold with a large, frothy white head. Some bready pale malts mucking about, some tasty citrus, orange, light lemon merengue, moderate bitterness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lightly resinous to finish, some further orange citrus notes, lightly toasted pale malts. Very drinkable for the ABV. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (1952) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2013
Bottle from M&S. Dark amber beer with a residual head. Aroma is a touch bready and floral. Taste is oranges, floral, malts and some spices in there. Not too bitter or sweet, quite refreshing. Medium bodied and slightly carbonated, looked lively when poured though but this soon faded to the right levels. A very good beer.


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