Grima (2101) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - JUL 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from a trade with Cunningham. Many thanx for that gem!
BBE date 20.Jan.2013! Pours pale orange with very flat head. Smell is hoppy-fruity, slight floral. Starts floral hoppy, very bitterish, with lots of floral hops and slight fruity nuances. Middle part is also very floral, with some citrus fruits in the background. Some caramel malts are noticeable. Goes into a caramelly and floral hoppy finish.
Otterdance (164) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml) Amber with a thin white head. Floral and hoppy. Slightly sweet, but a long bitter finish. Felt more like a nice heavy lager than an IPA.
elbernays (544) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy orange with foam head. Malty caramel with bitterness aftertaste. Hints of citrus and a bang with the carbonation as it goes down. Nice beer.
Cantabrian (848) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2013 For the un-initiated like me, some beers just pour flawlessly, with a universally-perfect amount of head. Other beers demand constraint, while the third group requires carelessness. Of course the first learning step would be to pour according to the type of beer, but I just do not seem to learn and I always pour consistently identical. No wonders some will have excessive head while others will have no head at all. But Adnams Innovation belongs to the first group mentioned on top: Just impeccable. Not only does it look spectacular, but this is a perfectly balanced beer in terms of aroma, flavour and palate. I lovely fruity hopiness spiced around the sweet malty body. This is the type of IPA that I would have loved to taste when introduced to the style. A true English IPA that proudly and elegantly carries a load of hoppy bitterness, much beyond many others that carry only the name on the label.
northropfrye (2247) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hanging Bat, Edinburgh. A great English IPA. Pronounced hoppy flavour and aroma. Quality beverage.
simonblaine (300) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I loved this beer. Floral, hoppy, citrousy, tasty. Pours lovely, tastes lovely, smells lovely
JanLaursen (3159) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Cockney Pub, Århus. Clear golden, small white head. Almost tropical fruity hoppy with floral and biccuity accents. Well balanced. Nice hop composition. Medium bitter finish. Crisp. Nice.
allmyvinyl (3610) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 (16/10/13) OK, re-rate from the bottle giving it a fairer crack of the whip. Some tropical fruit flavours, lots of toffee malt and a mineral edge. OK.
(14/06/13): Keg at Cloisters: Hmmm. I think Adnams need a dictionary. Thank you for introducing me to the world of flat keg beer.
MF666 (266) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange gylden, lidt hvid skum, dufter frisk af blomster, lidt vandet, let humlet på den gode frugtagtige måde, god moderat bitterhed i eftersmagen, der bider blidt bag i munden
Niall73 (1834) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Pratts and Payne. Very sweet caramel and fruit. Full bodied. Sweetness takes over everything, almost sickly.
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