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

bottled
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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 ‘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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sizzler80 (412) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 27, 2013
Above average English ale. Debatable on whether it’s an IPA or not. To be obvious, not very innovative. It is a good beer with good aromas and flavours, not a world beater by any means. Citrus, grass, aniseed, toffee. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Enjoyable and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (482) - SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Tesco bottle. Decent spiky hop bottle nose.Faded orange colour. Tightly filtered. Forward restrained hop start supported by decent acidity. Glossy off white head. Hop bitterness is herbal, a bit oily & lightly spicy. A pleasant surprise.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nacho_1985 (85) - Málaga, SPAIN - DEC 25, 2013
Ipa suave de 6,7 % de alcohol espuma poco densa color ambar olor a especias, buena para empezar

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k2cr2o7 (66) - SPAIN - DEC 25, 2013
Cerveza IPA color dorado con espuma ligera, aspecto muy similar al de una pilsen. Aroma especiado. Sabor afrutado con toque de frutos rojos. Final ligeramente dulce.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CPH2200 (217) - DENMARK - DEC 23, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Cask version. Fresh, fruity with some acidity and bitternes . This is a very good ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Garrold (732) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Bottle from Adnams Cellar and Kitchen, Holt, Norfolk. Rebranded (I think) as Jack Brand Innovation. Crystal clear, coppery, gold colour. Minimal, white head. Aroma is dirty, herbal, cardboardy hops. Taste is honey sweet, then grapefruit dry. Oily palate. Long finish. A little odd. Possibly not in the best nick. Still enjoyed it though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (401) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
Aroma: Sweet fragrent aroma with hims of clove and citrus. Some sweet caramel malt smells aswell. Taste: sweet full mouth caramel malt tastes paired with a well balanced hopiness that isnt overpowering Appearance: cloudy yellow/brown body with thin lace head with pretty good retention

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle, 6.7%. Fruity hop aroma. Cloudy golden colour. Small white head. The flavour is sweet to begin with, then turns more hoppy. Has a good clean fruity hop flavour. Has a good alcohol level to balance the sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2409) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear yellow with small and airy white head. Clear aroma of hops and citrus, with do inating fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with strong citrus notes and touches of fruit and perfume. Bitter and fruity finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjakopa (176) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 14, 2013
Pours a light gilden colour and slightly foggy. Head is medium with small lacing. Aroma is pineapple and exotic fruits with hints of hops. Body is sweeter but not too sweet. A nice balance of fruityness and hoppyness. Aftertaste is dry and very hoppy that lingers a small while. Very good IPA that isn’t the classic hop bomb but has a sonewhat more fruity body.


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