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

bottled
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RATINGS: 297   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (10942) - DENMARK - APR 18, 2013
Tap @ Cockney. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hops, citrus and a little grapefruit. Flavour is malt, fruit, hops, citrus, little sweet, little grapefruit and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10934) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
Bottle from Utobeer stall in Borough Market. Pours light hazy copper with a transient white head. Aroma is almost syruply fruity. Med body. Flavor is mild caramel with a massive load of hop - floral, mango, citrus. It’s not NW US style, but I think it’s got enough hop load to be the UK equivalent. Finishes towards bitter with some fruity sweetness. Or something like that. It’s definitely a good ale. Glad I found it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnRMurdoch (3247) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2013
500ml bottle from Beers of Europe.Orange amber brown colour, not much head. Strong alcohol hop malt aroma. Resin hop flavour. Smooth and a bit sickly. Interesting spicy aftertaste. Not really a typical IPA, more a hybrid with an English Strong Ale. Definitely not a beer to wow me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (620) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - APR 1, 2013
Bottle 0,50L. Clear golden-orange colour with small, frothy white head, that settle down a little, but stays until the end and leave some fair lacing. Medium intensive aroma, where hops dominate whit it’s lemon and piney notes. I can also find some honey and caramel aroma. Taste and aftertaste is moderate bitter. Not really American IPA, more like English IPA. Clear, simple IPA, very drinkable and refreshing. ABV is well hidden.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
toshe (14) - Derbyshire, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2013
A clear gold coloured beer with a minimal head. Easily the hoppiest beer I’ve ever had from Adnams, and really good for it. Delicious orange and grapefruit notes in the nose. and the same citricity in the mouth together with a gentle stinging spiciness and a good malt backbone and decent bottle. I don’t know if Adnams have ant intention of repeating this beer. I hope they do.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5348) - ITALY - MAR 21, 2013
Ambrato scarico buona schiuma piuttosto persistente fruttato leggero citico nota floreale piuttosto morbida discreto amaro discreto malto quasi vinoso moscato

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrFecesious (944) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2013
Beer share. Malty nose with cereal taste. Great drinkins here. Quite tasty and refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2013
500ml bottle at Porterhouse Cork. Nice hazy golden with a thin bubbly head. Nose of citrus, hay, toffee, biscuit and cinammon. Taste is medium sweet, medium hoppy bittterness with a bitter aftertaste. Refreshingly light body, quite a slick mouthfeel - beautiful example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2013
50cl, BB 14/03/2014. Orangée, col blanc disparaissant vite. Arôme offre un bouquet doux voire sucré, sur des notes de grains, nez renfermé/cave, légère pointe de pamplemousse, agrumes restant bien présent. Palais est malté, léger sucré tirant sur la pomme/caramel, moyen, fine note houblonnée/amer restant en retrait. Le tout est râpeux sur la langue, herbacée moyen suivit de suite par un houblonnage généreux aux allures d’agrumes. Profil malté reste très anglais avec au final une pointe rappelant la mousse sauvage. Léger note de noisette-malté. Je reste à voir le côté IPA de cette bière au style américain. Houblon moyen et épicé oscillant entre citronné et pamplemousse.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DylansDad (300) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 6, 2013
Hint of banana milkshake syrup in the aroma. Alarm bells are already ringing for me! Looks good though. Pours like a real clear-yet- oily bugger. Unfortunately, the banana is apparent in the taste. I’m a newb, but I was under the impression that the banana taste of wheat beer comes from the yeast, not the malted wheat. I think I have just been proven wrong. Anyway, if you like wheat beer, you’ll probably like this.


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