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

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1908) - FINLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Tap@ahven. Golden, clear. Fruity nose, with watermelon, tropicality, some pines and a bit old murky malts. Med light body. Kiwis, pomegranate, grapefruit and old leaves. Doesn’t feel like a proper hop bomb, even if it has a lot of hoppy flavours. It’s all sort of mixed with a slight murky, light caramel, maltyness. Which is a bit cream corny actually. Feels old, actually (might well be). Ok drink though.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1054) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear orange-gold amber colour, foamy white head leaving some lacing and aroma of caramel, melon, citrus, vanilla, cinnamon. Taste is malt caramel with a vanilla note and peppery, spicy grapefruit bitterness. Soapy mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry & warming lingering spicy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
Cask sample at Charlie’s Bar in Copenhagen. Pours yellow with a fluffy head, aroma of pineapple conservative, freshness flavor of pineapple conservative, slightly sweet, medium bodied. Nice

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2540) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Tap at Hadanka, Helsinki. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hops, some sweetness and malts.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YorkshireG73 (9) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
Bit middle of the road. Reminds me a bit of White Shield. Nicely balanced with good lacing. Fresh tasting. Not disappointing but probably won’t buy again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DSG (5615) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2014
[5/4/14] Draught at Charlie’s Bar in Copenhagen. Golden. Pleasant fruity and floral hops aroma with a bit of bready malt background. Hoppy flavor with tropical fruits, citrus, flowers, a yeasty hint and some dry-ish malt background. Finishes pleasantly bitter. Medium-bodied. Very nice.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (900) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 12, 2014
Clear pale body with low head. Aroma is overly sweet, malty, cristal malt like. Taste has high noble bitterness with medium malty sweetness. Body is syrupy, full, medium carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1286) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
330ml bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Pours shiny gold with a light fruity citrus aroma. Taste presents some distinct tangerine alongside some orange pith. Delicious, moderately sweet and very drinkable, with a bitter citrus finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is light grapefruit, decent many backbone with some caramel. Flavor is light bitter, decent amount of hops. The flavor starts off quite bitter, ends fairly sweet. Well in balance, easy drinkable. Decent beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange-amber with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, yeast, spice, hints of sour fruit, hints of cardboard, slight lemony, floral, and herbal notes. Taste is a mix of herbs, grass, cardboard, hints of sweet caramel, oxidation, red fruit, finishing sweet. Hope to try this fresh some day.


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