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


on tap

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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vells (1003) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 22, 2015
Decent but nothing special IPA. citrus grapefruit, floral, resin. bit thin on malt background, actually bit thin in every aspect. Moderate bitterness, quite dry finish. One time try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3978) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Huge size, thick white head, stays. Perfume, rose, sweetish, flowery, citrus in aroma. Rose, peppery, perfume, sweetish, citrus, malty taste. Medium bitterness. Roses and grapefruit in aftertaste. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omanson (49) - - FEB 20, 2015
Goűt typique aux ipa , nez sur un melange fruité et exotique. Amertume prononcée et arômes d’agrumes . finale mi-longue . appreciable mais pas surprenante.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1605) - PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2015
33cl bottle. Clear orangish golden colour with a small off-white head with not much retention. Peaches, grapefruit and citrus in the aroma. Taste is more on the sweet side with some bitterness towards the finish. Overall, a pleasant beer but not remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KW92 (522) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 17, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa ciemne złoto, idealnie klarowne. Piana drobna, niska.
AROMAT: Owoce tropikalne (dojrzały ananas), cytrusy (grejpfrut), ziolowość, trawa, lekki alkohol.
SMAK: Typowa angielska IPA. Przede wszystkim słodowość (zboża, delikatna karmelowość) oraz odrobinka cytrusowych akcentów, pod koniec niewielki alkohol. goryczka średnia do niskiej. Wysycenie średnie.
OGÓLNIE: Niczym szczególnym nie zachwyca. Poprawnie piwo, przyjemne w smaku (orzeźwiające), jednak za "grzeczne", nie dzieje się tu dużo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1880) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle a golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple and hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cervmagpt (415) - PORTUGAL - FEB 11, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14A). Bottle 33 cl - Batch HEP-1 14:22. AROMA: hop aroma with a floral and tropical fruity nature, reminiscent of sweet oranges. some resinous character is present. sweet caramelized malt background. APPEARANCE: light copper color and translucent. off-white thin head with low retention. TASTE: medium-low hop flavour with a floral and tropical fruit character. mild sweet malty background with toffe notes. medium-low bitterness that lingers into a medium-dry finish and beyond. PALATE: low body with low carbonation. OVERALL: an english IPA a bit on the dilluted side. needs more body and flavour intensity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 11, 2015
from Amstein - hazy golden-orange beer with a poor head retention; fresh peachy and apricot aroma; moderate carbonation and a velvety palate; a fair bitterness, light residual sweetness and long fruity hoppy notes of orange peels and melon - nice beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
berlinoise2go (665) - NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle (33cl). Clear amber/golden colour. Small off-white head that only leaves a tiny amount of lacing and a few bubbles along the glass wall. Aroma of resin, herbs, mint, alcohol, butter, hay. Taste is moderately bitter-sweet with a dry, herbal finish. Medium body, slightly watery mouthfeel, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Arve_Christian (3925) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2015
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway (on order), bb date 31.09.2015. Clear golden color, good foam. Aromas of malt, caramel, hops with caramel dominating ( was surprised when I checked the bb date so far away); medium intensity. Medium body & complexity. Quite high sweetness for an IPA (even English)- good bitterness balances most but not all of it. Too much caramel and sweetness in my opinion. Pretty ok

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