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

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ciaranc (845) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 9, 2013
Pale gold, decent white head, crystal clear. Floral notes, elderflower, citrus, herbs and grain nose. There?s a nice dose of fruit there too, along with a fruity hoppiness. Light body, medium carbonation. Fruity malt finish. Really interesting beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3810) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle 50cl, a clear copper beer with medium creamy head. Nose is on exotic hops, lemon and mangoo. Aroma is very sweet, lot of mangoo, lemon and coconut, some green wood and vegetables too, body gives a fresh feeling but perfume goes to over ripped grapefruit at the finish that put an odd feeling.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gary (1366) - Brentford, London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2013
(Bottled) A nice pale ale for watching wrestling on TV and ignoring some ex girlfriend on text ... basically its flavoursome as it claims on the bottle , but relaxed , you dont get emotionally evolved with a beer like this , no, you drink it and get something different ..its easy , you dont have to think about the complexity -a good hoppy, rich ale that is like drinking a classy air freshner ...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (909) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
(Bottle) Clear golden amber with short-lived loose off-white head. Good aroma of citrus / grapefruit with hints of pine. Medium body with fairly light carbonation. Smooth biscuity malt start very quickly gives way to the hops that deliver a pleasing and complex mix of fruit and peppery spice and lead to quite a big bitter finish. Excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bax (1125) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2013
(bottle 28 /09-2013) Low white head, clear yellow color, hoppy aroma, light bitter, hoppy taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle from Oliver Square depot. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, not citrusy, but earthy, floral. Taste is more of the same, dry hops and roast malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Definitely a british style PA, not cascadey in the slightest. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6177) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
Medium offwhite head. Clear amber body with light carbonation. Spicy fruity perfumy aroma with banana and gooseberry notes. Dry-sweet herbal gooseberry taste with wheaty banana notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish resiny gooseberry aftertaste with salty wooden fruity notes. Lovely, and interesting. For once, a beer that actually is different. (0.5l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gruberm (327) - - SEP 4, 2013
Very tart smell with obvious hints of grapefruit and orange. Apparently this is very reminiscent of orange calpol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MichaelAwesome (3890) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2013
Bottle shared with McTapps. And I honestly must admit this one should be shared with the whole world. I have never discovered a beer which was that fliwerish and fresh with that high abv. It is also hoppy and has some citrus in the back but hitting you with a really light taste, some tulips and roses behind it - well, this special. Maybe a bit strange in some moments but also very unpredictable. High scores all the way.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
McTapps (3890) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2013
Pours out of the bottle in a unclear cloudy orange colour with steady low head and flat, smooth body. Although the nose of acid, grapefruit and watermelon seems to be a little bit strange and dusty, the taste is much better: Fresh, spicy hops, grapefruit, citrus, limes, coriander, pepper, mint and rosmary. Hints of wild herbs and wild flowers. Lovely to drink - so refreshing, quaffable and delicious. Unfortunately the glass was emty too soon, could use another couple of this.


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