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


on tap

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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
The hops in Innovation are the stars of the show. We used Boadicea, Columbus and Styrian Goldings to create punchy grapefruit flavours and aromas of tropical fruits. These are backed up by wheat and pale ale malted barley which add spicy, biscuit flavours and a slight touch of sweetness. The outcome is a wonderfully moreish IPA, packed full of flavour. Silver Medal Winner - The Stockholm Beer Festival 2013. (Contains barley & wheat).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oliodnb (662) - ITALY - JUN 11, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2016 33cl bottle. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma is strong sweet malts, citrus, some sweet tropical fruit, pine. Taste is similar but way less refined, too sweet first and quickly fading into a bitter earthy finish. Medium body, a bit too watery, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4786) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 5, 2016
500ml bottle (as Marks & Spencer Southwold Winter IPA) at home, from Marks & Spencer, High Street, Ayr (bb 30 Nov 2016), floral, grain, biscuit aroma, hazy golden with negligible head, biscuit, oaty, floral, very light spice, oily, malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (1271) - Ödĺkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2016
A nice, average, IPA with lots of flavors and the problem here is to give all the flavors enough space to evolve on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ansalon (3035) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2016
Pours a clear light amber with a low white head. Aromas of caramel, rye bread, ripe apple, butterscotch. Taste is caramel sweetness with a robust malty backbone. Hardly any fruitiness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Calisky (2497) - ALSACE, FRANCE - MAR 4, 2016
Couleur ambrée, forte mousse. Nez exotique, houblon herbeux et épicé. Gout exotique, un peu agrumes et confit, avec palais houblonné herbeux et épicé avec bonne amertume, herbes aromatiques et note caramel. Bon corps. Pas mal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DerGantzel (323) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2016
Fresh hoppy, sweet malty, citrus, candy aroma. Pale clear liquid with a white head. Medium-high sweetness and light-medium bitterness. Too sweet in my opinion. Soft carbonation, medium-full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1749) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2016
Bottle. Deep golden/light amber body, small head. Aroma has sweet toffee-like caramel and summery floral hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin but the beer has a decent bitterness. Taste has floral hops with light citric zest. Some more light toffee in the finish. A nice and easygoing IPA, not sure about the innovation part.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
waiake (606) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 13, 2016
Poured hazy amber orange with a very brief head bit insipid flat looking aroma is mild fruity sweet lightly hopped taste is caramel malty orange citrus spicy quite sweet vaguely hoppy bit strange had better adnams

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VamboladeTolly (1564) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark golden with small white head.Aroma is sweetish, caramel, hay, weak toffee, malty, honey, Taste is medium bitter, sweetish, caramel, toffee, beriies, Medium body. Interesting sweeter ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alausgidas (19) - - JAN 29, 2016
30cl bottle. Pours clear orange/yellowish with a small white head. Aroma: fruity, tropical, citrus notes, some pineapple. Taste: light sweetness, crispy, notes of citrus (grapefruits) Palate: medium body, dry finish. Solid IPA

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