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).

pintbypint's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 25, 2012
500ml brown bottle. Gold in colour, just a bit of haze. White head, good creaminess and great lacing.Nose has a light fruitiness and mild grapefruit notes. Taste has wheaty malts, trace caramel, big orangey hops with a very light spiciness. Finishes with a bit of grapefruity hops, later notes of orange peel. Bitterness plays a balancing role, not terribly agressive on the hop front, still the hop choices and wheat malt do make for a pretty tasty lighter IPA, it drinks lighter than its 6.7% abv would suggest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (5336) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
From M and S as Southwold Winter IPA. Appearance - cloudy amber with a nicely proportioned head. Nose - biscuits, light sweet spice, dried oranges and raisins. Taste - more sweet spice and dried fruit. Like hot cross buns. Palate - close to medium bodied with a creamy texture and a long dry balanced finish. Overall - lovely ale, falls into old ale as well as ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DottorGonzo84 (4) - - SEP 3, 2016 does not count
Colore ambrato chiaro, limpido.Schiuma pannosa, non troppo persistente,al naso note maltate, un poco di erbaceo. In bocca maltato, caramello, note di uva, erbaceo e agrumato, pesca gialla. Finale di miele di acacia.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alomtnez (351) - SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
On tap at Cervecería Flandes. Foamy white head wit good retention. Clear golden colour. Aroma is citrus (grapefruit), hoppy and slightly fruity. Taste is dry bitter, piny, grapefruit peel, some fruity and malty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TEJA (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2016
Botle shared by Björn, thanks. Short off white head. Clear pale yellow color. Very nice hop aroma from non american hops. Medium to big hop taste but a bit low bitterness for an IPA. Well fermented and some pale maltiness in the taste but no caramell taste. Big drinkabillity.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1964) - FINLAND - JUL 22, 2016
Bottle. Slightly hazy deep golden color with a medium sized foamy off-white head. Aroma on peach, wheat and pale malt. Medium sweet taste with some bitterness. Medium body. A bit sticky feel.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuszek (1156) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 21, 2016
On tap in Fredericia, Denmark. Not much in aroma but some resin and herbs. Medium body, malty taste, crisp due to high carbonation. Low bitterness, malty, fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
h0ppingmad (102) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2016
On tap at La Birreria di Bergamo Alta in Bergamo, Italy. Pours a clear golden/amber with a thin, foamy off-white head. Aroma of citrus/floral hops, slight caramel. Taste similar, malty, caramel, hops in the aftertaste, medium bitterness. Light body and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tandembrauer (1175) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 10, 2016
On tap at The Wharf, Aalborg. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, oranges, some pine needles. Tastes sweet with some bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drmet (822) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2016
L: -pours a clear amber with a small,frothy,offwhite head -medium carbonation visible S: -caramel,toffee,doughy,lemon,grapefru with a very grainy,cereal-y finish -low to medium bitterniss for the style F: -medium carbonation -light body O: Really nice Aroma, but the taste left to be desired

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
knasputte78 (600) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
Lite vete i vilket förtar känslan. Halvljus och grumlig. Lite vetestickig och kolsyrig ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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