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

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RATINGS: 376   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


thinkywhinky's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thinkywhinky (2) - - DEC 14, 2012
Ottima IPA. Giusto equilibrio tra la luppolatura non eccessiva e il grado alcolico. Da consigliare.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (887) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Tap@Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Pours orange with medium white head. Malty caramel, medium undertones of citrus in there but, a little bit messy, on the palate for me. Ok overall.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nonshaugen (16) - Fetsund, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2015
Slightly cloudy, golden pour, not much head, minimal lacing. 6,7% ABV gives an unpleasant hint of alcohol to the aroma along with the hops and malt notes that’s in there. Don’t like the aroma. Well carbonated and bitter flavour, again that unpleasant taste of alcohol, along with a hint of dark fruits in the aftertaste. Huge fan of Adnams I am, but this is not their best.... Sorry....

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MayumiH (348) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
Bottle at Victoria & Albert Museum, visiting Alexander McQueen exhibition. Moderately malty, hoppy, bitter for sure. Could do with more citrus, I reckon. A bit lacking in depth. Okay IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brix (647) - DENMARK - JUN 8, 2015
Tasted 2015-06-08. Clear golden - almost amber - colour. No head whatsoever. Seems filtered. Nutty, hoppy aroma. Slightly bready. Only lightly carbonated. Very little bitterness for an IPA. A little on the boozy side. Overall pleasant and drinkable, but I expect more from an IPA at 6.7% ABV.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
7stern (472) - Bromma, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2015
Clear light amber, medium head. Malt and honey aroma. Malty taste, butter cookies and some fruit. Medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MissPxx (779) - - MAY 24, 2015
Pours really well. Fruity and upbeat aroma. Looks gorgeous. Quite a thick and treacly taste. Which is odd given the appearance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 1/16/2015 Total Score: 3
Pours really well. Fruity and upbeat aroma. Looks gorgeous. Quite a thick and treacly taste. Which is odd given the appearance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Psytron (1548) - 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 (209) - - 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 (114) - Săo 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 (383) - 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.


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