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

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RATINGS: 294   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (598) - - APR 20, 2014
Surprisingly pours with no head. Lovely apricot, peach nose. Crispy fruity malt, sweet citrus, green apple, hoppy finish. Quite a flavorful fruity ale, fairly mild bitterness and well-balanced sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1137) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
A mid yellow-orange coloured beer with a weak white head. A light dry hopped aroma, piney, grassy and resinous. Dry mouthfeel. A tart hop taste to start, pithy citrus, piney and resinous, grassy and hoppy. There is a background malt that does mellow the hoppiness, making the finish a lot smoother. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekk1978 (433) - POLAND - APR 11, 2014
Barwa: złota, klarowna. Piana biała, szybko opadająca. Aromat: słodowo - chmielowy (cytrusy, grejpfrut), bardzo przyjemny. Smak: Słodowy, ale nie słodki, goryczka konkretna, ale dość krótka. Zaskakująco amerykańskie, jak na angielskie piwo.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mt_hall (106) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Bottled. Clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Malt, caramel, and some fruit aromas. Warming alcohol, sweetish fruity start, and a dry, bitter, licorice and resin finish. Slightly oily, but overall thinner that I was expecting for the ABV. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2425) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle, pours amber with a thin lasting head, aromas of of tangerine, grapefruit and faintly of pine. Bitter-sweet body with more citrus notes plus faint touches mango and an undercurrent of biscuit, a little pepper and herbal bitterness in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Aroma: fruity hops, citrus, grass. Appearance: clear pale gold, small white head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: grassy flavours, citrussy fruits, average-long finish. Overall: decent IPA, nice aroma. Pint at the White Horse, Parson’s Green.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2249) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle from Tesco, Gateshead. A dark golden beer with grapefruit and orange marmalade flavours and a smooth orangey and slight woody hoppy finish. Wonderful!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
kufdam (159) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
500ml bottle from Marks and Spencer in Earley. Another really decent beer in this range. Initial alcohol but this is 6.7% so deal with it. Malt and resin hop. Some honey.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (310) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
Bit of a mixed brew. Aroma is quite boozy malt, rather than fruity hops. Some bitterness, but very sweet for a 6.7abv beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (441) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2014
From tap @ Delirium, hoppy loft. Golden color, white head. Fruity aroma. Medium body, very dry but rather sophisticated fruitiness Ends dry. Would call this a very good mixture between American and English style. well made.


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