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

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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.


pintbypint's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2836) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (459) - Bromma, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Clear light amber, medium head. Malt and honey aroma. Malty taste, butter cookies and some fruit. Medium bitterness.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Psytron (1530) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 23, 2015
Smell of straw. Golden colour, white head. Aroma of straw, cardboard, a faint of hops. Bitter. Very flat carbon. Big disappointment.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anfractuosity (196) - - MAY 21, 2015
Lovely beer, amber gold in colour, tastes nice and malty with a nice bitterness to balance it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
felip989 (103) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 16, 2015
Amber with a medium light beige head. Aroma is bread, caramel, grapefruit, orange. Taste is oranges, lemons, mango, peaches, pineapple, caramel and herbal notes. Light bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (355) - HONG KONG - MAY 8, 2015
Bottle at Mish Mash in Penang, 16 Apr 2015. Quite sweet - lots of fruit (citrus, tropical), caramel cereal malt. Light grassy/yeasty hop finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mister_Li (45) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 30, 2015
Bernsteinfarbenes klares IPA. Es wurden folgende Hopfen verwendet: Boadicea, Columbus und Styrian Golding. Sehr fruchtig, Grapefruit, Pinie, leicht bitterer Abgang, leider für mich aber auch fast etwas zu süß.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jesperhammer (3371) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
26-APR-2015, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer. Clear, pale golden with low white head. Aroma is fruity hops. Taste is fruity hops, peach, orange, slight grape fruit. Very short finish and watery body with average carbonation. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (405) - HONG KONG - APR 16, 2015
Bottle at Mish Mash in Penang. Cloudy orange Amber. Hoppy slightly grassy. Taste is like a Dutch IPA with a lot of malts and some tropical fruit hops on top. A bit soapy tasting. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4801) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2015
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma has toffee malts, aprikots, oranges, some clementine. Clear, golden coloured beer with a thin off white head. The taste is light bitter, has a pleasant toffee - biscuit malt backbone with oranges and aprikots. Easy going decent IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1870) - 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.


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