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

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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2009
Bottle 50cl. [ Bottle #9421 ]. @ [ Chris O’s pre NYE Tasting ].
[ Courtesy of chriso ]. Clear medium yellow orange color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate to light light heavy malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, sweet fruity, excotic fruits, sweet citrus, lemon shell, pine notes. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20081230]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31220) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, grassy and slight hayish. Malty, fruity and slight yeasty. Grapefruity and slight pine. Bitter and hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29334) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2011
Bottled. A golden beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of lots of citrusy hops and some straw. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, citrusy hops, and caramel, leading to a very bitter finish. Thank yespr for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours golden with a slight haze with a rough off-white head. Very fruity aroma - tropical fruits that is. Medium body, very dry but rather sophisticated fruitiness Ends dry. I bet this would make a perfect summer quencher. 050111

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Clear golden colored with a small white head. Fruity aroma of hops, caramel and pine needles with notes of grass. Fruity flavor of hops, grass and pine needles. Hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Bottled. Golden colour, small bubbly white head. Aroma is citrusfruits, some nectar, mild notes of wood and sap. Flavour is sweet nectar, some wood and mild notes with citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19381) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2012
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms, Skövde. Clear deep golden, rich head. Fruity mangom and pineapple aroma. Mid sweet, above medium body with rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with solid malt supporting tropical fruits with salty reesiny bitterness coming through in the finish. Not sure if making an IPA is very innovative, but it’s a nice beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16719) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a pale golden amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty sweetish caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Sweetish malty grainy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish fruity malty caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (15095) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
22nd October 2008. Clear gold beer. Fruity hops with grapefruit and orange equally balanced. The fruit much outweighs the little bitterness from the hops which is only noticeable at the finish. Light, crisp and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (14288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2011 Bottle at home ... amber ... sweet slightly cidery slitly musky hop nose ... candy sweetness... really juicy tartness ... little sry in linger ... lots of citrus flavours ... and really quite tasty...

The one thing i didnt like was it made a big fuss about how enviromental there brewery was and that they use 34% less glass in the bottle... and then they put it in an unneeded cardboard box just so they can charge more.


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