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

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RATINGS: 302   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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mmahut (957) - 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 (1627) - 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 (2456) - 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 (6173) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pours a clear, light golden appearance with an off white head. Kind of spicy, earthy, herbal hoppy, bready nose. A bit juicy flavor. Some citrusy. Chewy bready flavor. Pass.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ Kings Day Tasting 2014 shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear yellowish color, small white head. Aroma is lightly malty, a bit sweetish, nicely hoppy, quite fruity. Taste lightly malts, again quite fruity, nicely hoppy. A bit too much sweetness though. Average body and carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DutchDrebus (4003) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2014
Bottle @ KDT14 @ benzai. Slightly hazy orange colour with a small to medium sized white head. Smells very malty, sweet.. Not much to say. Tastes very sweet, malty, raisins, roze kermis zoetstok.. I don’t like this. Medium body, soft carbo.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
omega (697) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 25, 2014
Thinking I may have got a dud bottle here as I got quite a metallic taste from the bottle. Also quite sour with almost a belgian yeast like quality. Quite sweet and honeyed. Hate doing reviews where I know I need to relook at to confirm...

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (679) - - 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 (1156) - 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


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