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

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RATINGS: 303   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 ĎBrew something to wow meí. 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
Draught. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. MOderate malty and heavy hoppy wonderfull flowery aroma. Heavy bitter nice flavor. Long heavy bitter fnish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle @ Y.N.W.A Beershop, Kolding. Pours golden with a white head. Nose is sweet orange and ice tea. Very fruity and hoppy. Flavor is tropical fruit, bread, flowers and blackberries. Gasoline, peach and mild yeast. Bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 200413. Amber with small head. Aroma of passionfruit and malt. Flavour with some caramel and hop spices.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pdubyah (384) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2013
Oh lordy, this has more caramel than hops. Itís not a good thing, In my opinion, If I was an English local (an I was for a long time) then this would be a departure from the standard fare of beer, and I possibly might be enthralled, but Iím not now and as a stand-alone beer compared up against the work of other brewery types this then is a bit of a pigs ear. Only for those with a sweet tooth and low expectations

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14044) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
Tap @ Cockney Pub. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, flowers, malt, soap, fruits and little earthy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
Tap @ Cockney Pub, Aarhus. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170413

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (11121) - 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 (11056) - 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. Itís not NW US style, but I think itís got enough hop load to be the UK equivalent. Finishes towards bitter with some fruity sweetness. Or something like that. Itís 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 (3279) - 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 (642) - 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 itís 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.


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