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


on tap

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RATINGS: 422   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
The hops in Innovation are the stars of the show. We used Boadicea, Columbus and Styrian Goldings to create punchy grapefruit flavours and aromas of tropical fruits. These are backed up by wheat and pale ale malted barley which add spicy, biscuit flavours and a slight touch of sweetness. The outcome is a wonderfully moreish IPA, packed full of flavour. Silver Medal Winner - The Stockholm Beer Festival 2013. (Contains barley & wheat).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (3284) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from M&S as Southwold Winter IPA. Pours golden with a good off-white head. The aroma is promisingly grapefruit. The taste is light spice with herbal notes, a touch of pear drop and some bitter pine in the finish. Has the feel of a traditional english IPA despite the US hops. Decent but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (500) - Udine, ITALY - MAR 31, 2015
Bottle 0.33L. Deep golden body with small, frothy, off-white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing; average density of tiny bubbles. Moderate-to-heavy hoppy (citrus) and light-to-moderate malty (grains, biscuits) aroma with notes of fruits (pineapple?). Moderate-to-heavy bitter and moderate sweet flavour; bitterness is even more evident in the finish. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle at Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, Spain, 6.3.2015. Somewhat cloudy amber. Preserved fruit, peach and some candy aroma, fruity, oxidized and bitterish taste. Medium body, oxidized, honey aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (2065) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden. The aroma of hops, hay, flowers. The taste is bitter and malty, hints of grapefruit, honeydew melon, earth, yeast and alcohol. Dry and crisp aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (2968) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
9.11.2014. Clear, reddish pale. Mild fruity aroma, berries, wheat, butter. Taste has light caramel malty sweetness, berries, gentle hops, grass. Mild British IPA, no innovation here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Diabobale (455) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - MAR 19, 2015
Dal colore dorato brillante con schiuma bianca fine non abbondante e nemmeno persistente. Al naso le prime note sono di frutta matura (pesca) e polpa d’arancia, poi note di cereale e carruba. Al palato ha un buon corpo, dolce, leggermente carbonato. Al gusto di nuovo note di frutta matura e di carruba. Sorso tondo e per nulla secco, con leggero amaro e lievissime note erbaceo-resinose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adodo (175) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 14, 2015
Aroma is sweet, citrusy and malty. Clear orange, little foam. lightly sour, medium sweetness, lightly bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgis (443) - - MAR 14, 2015
Weak hop aroma. Thin foam with thin lacing. Almost sweet bitterness. That builds up but not that much .has strange orange peel like note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lobs_ols (452) - LATVIA - MAR 1, 2015
Clear dark gold, medium white head. Light grapefruit aroma - notes of perhaps faded US hops? Bittersweet, notes of roastiness (hence the colour), finishes watery and bit bitter. Medium body. Okay, not worth a second go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
@ Bishop Mollbergs HBG. Lite gräsiga toner, inte jätte fruktig. Medioker engelsk ipa

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