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Adnams Jack Brand Innovation

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Bottled; Occasional. Originally brewed as a one off to celebrate the opening of our new brewhouse and our new distribution centre, we have decided to repeat the beer again in 2009. It came first in its class at the 2008 World beer awards and has also won a Gold medal at the 2008 BBI (British Bottlers Institute) awards. The beer was created under the direction of our Chairman, Jonathan Adnams, whose instruction was to ‘Brew something to wow me’. The beer, our version of an American IPA, is brewed with a blend of Wheat and Pale ale malts to give a spicy, biscuity undertone to the beer, but it is in the hops where the beer really shines. A blend of hops from England, Slovenia and America (namely Boadicea, Columbus and Stryian Goldings) combine to give a wonderful grapefruit and tropical fruit aroma and bitterness that is balanced by the sweetness of the barley.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sad24 (80) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2014
At the sole bay in Southwold. Great white head, a strong tasting slightly citrusy hoppy taste. Nice but strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Clear golden colored with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, caramel and pine needles with notes of grass. Fruity flavor of hops, grass and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (56) - SINGAPORE - AUG 7, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours a nice light amber colour. Citrus and lightly hopped aroma. Taste - light for a strong IPA. Grapefruit citrus notes with hops. Sweet, but not overwhelming. Some bitterness in the palate on aftertaste. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
charlotte (4175) - rødovre, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle.Dark orange colour with small white head.Aroma of tropical fruits and grass,Flavor of malt and American hops dry with lovely bitterness and smooth taste of biscuits and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeKeller (839) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Draught @ Pub Graali, Oulu. Deep copper beer with a small white head. Fruity aroma is grassy, hoppy and citric. Flavour is fruity and crisp with decent maltiness and bitterness. Quite nice cat piss IPA, not a sweet peachy IPA I don’t like so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
NeilMcL (6) - - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
330ml bottle, lightly chilled, poured into tulip glass. Deep golden, with medium white head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet fruit salad, with grapefruit shining through. Hops dominate flavour, the malts struggling perhaps due to relatively high percentage of wheat compared to barley malt: as a result, body is somewhat thin, but still fairly well balanced. Overall, typical of the style, and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esox (1036) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2014
Draught. Clear, golden to light amber color, thin lacy head. Sweet fruity and herbal hops, fresh citrus, a hint of gooseberry. Very nice aroma, indeed! Slightly bready malts with a hint of toast, some residual sweetness but not too much. Mellow, fruity and slightly resiny bitterness in the finish. Round, slightly flat texture. Feels malty without excessive sweetness. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1362) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 15, 2014
Bona cervesa, és bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilverfoX (259) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2014
floral, citrus, grass aromas from an orange coloured body, thin white head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, very mild orange flavour and thats it very bland for an ipa and its strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crlnts (280) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Eggshell average diminishing head. Clear golden. Aroma is lemon, biscuit. Soft carbonation. Average bitterness balanced by sweetness. A bit harsh & grassy aftertaste.

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