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


on tap

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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_ocean_ (6) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014 does not count
A tropical aroma that also delivers in the taste. Got the spicy crispness of hops all the way through. Wonderful bitter, citrus finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tompete (242) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
On tap at the wharf. Clear gold with a white lacy head. Aroma is some kind of candy smelling spice! Spicy! Whut? Flavour backs it with spicy hops and flowery hops. Some malt, but not overly bitter. Body is a little thin. Finish is warm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
There are so many things right with this beer and so many wrong with the way the brewer describes it. Its hazy golden and dense with a white head and looks like a hefe. The lacing is light, white and intricate as is the delicate white head. The aroma is malted wheat and bittering hops. It tastes more.like 75% traditiinal IPA and 15% hefe with 10% bullshit added in to finish it off. While it tastes and rates quite well the description and adulterated brewing methid is rubbish. Next time, make a great beer. Just shio it in a plain glass bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Amber gold with small lingering white head. Distinctive piney grapefruit aroma. Taste is orangey grapefruit increasing hop bitterness sweet to start. Alcohol afterglow and a continuing pleasant bitterness. Low carbonation Very nice

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (10475) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2014
Bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig bitter, fruchtig, Citrus. Geschmack malzig fruchtig, bitter, Grapefruit, Citrus.

   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (4302) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blade86 (934) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PriorL (2775) - 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

   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.

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