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

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RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10345) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig bitter, fruchtig, Citrus. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, bitter, Grapefruit, Citrus.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle - Amber/Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous, grassy and spicy hops. Very Fruity; zesty, tangy grapefruit citrus, lime and tropical fruit. Malty; biscuity malts, buttery caramel. Fairly aggressively hopped. Bitter dry citrus hoppy over sweet malts. Liked this a lot. Very drinkable. Nice IPA!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4251) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 13, 2014
Glowing amber body and stable small head. Smooth orange compote, light spice to that, soft amber malts. Very rounded and quite sweet. Taste is similar, perhaps a bit more of a bite, especially in the aftertaste where the hops are released. Nor sure if this is an older bottle (forgot to check) but it felt a bit dimmed. Well balanced though and generally enjoyable. English in appeal and I like that idea. Very soft carbonation. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (892) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 12, 2014
fruity, light caramel, floral; golden, clear, small white foam; medium(+) bitterness, light(+) sweetness; medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, long bittersweet finish; Overall: balanced and quite drinkable, very decent beer

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2653) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 12, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2014 From tap in Delirium Hoppy Loft, then in a small growler and poured in a glass after a 40 minute drive. THX Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, small unstable white head. NOSE: hoppy, fresh, bitter. TASTE: hoppy, fruity, very nice and drinkable. Re-rate

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
javiercrasher (219) - Granada, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2014
Cerveza de color anaranjado, pálida, con espuma suave y de burbuja fina que desaparece rápidamente, dejando el encaje en el vaso. Aroma a frutas tropicales, principalmente piña y algo de especias. Cuerpo medio y bien gasificada. En boca de nuevo hacen presencia mango, melocotón y especias, con un poco de malta acaramelada. Ligero amargor y sin presencia del alcohol. Le falta amargor y sabor para ser una buena american IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (451) - FRANCE - FEB 9, 2014
Bière orangée/cuivrée assez trouble avec un très léger col de mousse blanche. Nez légèrement fruitée de raisins secs et prunes. Corps moyen et bonne amertume. Sympa mais pas extraordinaire.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (831) - SCOTLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle from tesco. A solid ipa, crisp hop bitterness with a clean supportive malt base.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (934) - LATVIA - FEB 5, 2014
Almost no aroma, Light amber with a small white cap. A bit watery taste with bitterness at mid-tongue with richer bitter aftertaste on root.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kita (1427) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear deep golden color with small frothy off-white head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of citrus, lychee, banana, mild malt and herbs. Taste starts with moderate sweet malty and fruity, following is refreshing herbal, mouthfeel is quite crisp and dry, while finish is heavy bitter with long aftertaste. Full body, thick texture and average carbonation in palate. Excellent balance between malts and hops...


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