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


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RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2757) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (384) - 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 (2918) - 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 (114) - 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 (1164) - 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 (263) - 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 (107) - 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 (232) - LATVIA - 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 (276) - 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 (1551) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
@ Bishop Mollbergs HBG. Lite gräsiga toner, inte jätte fruktig. Medioker engelsk ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vells (857) - 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.

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