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

bottled
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RATINGS: 382   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.


reebtogi's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4815) - Edmonton, Alberta, - OCT 7, 2012
500ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a 2 finger white head that has some decent retention and also leaves some nice lacing behind. Aroma is tropical fruits and citrus with some mild grains. Taste is a grapefruit hop bitterness with some tropical fruity and light malty sweetness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A nicely done IPA that is certainly worthy of a pleasant tasting experience.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1400) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2015
Caña en el kraken en el 23 -07-205. Color dorado con espuma blanca. Suave ipa con toques maltosos cítricos herbaceos y final más menos amargo algo duradero. Cuerpo medio. fácil de beber. No está mal. refrescante.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eastwood (26) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2015
Tomada en el Kraken en Oviedo. IPA inglesa, suave en sabor. Aromas a pomelo, cítricos, frescos. Refrescante. Espuma blanca. Fácil de beber. Para tomar varias combatiendo el calor. Sencilla.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
janubio (525) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2015
Deep golden colour, almost non existatn head that does not hold, not lace. Smell of tropical fruits, with some caramel notes. Medium body, soft carbonation. Taste of tropical fruits, some caramel and spices, bitter finish. I’m not sure if conservation failed, but it’s too flat and simple.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tariczny (28) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Nice golden color with small white head. Aroma was not so great, full of esters, bananas and maybe a little notes from hops. Sweet taste without bitterness also full of bananas and esters. Maybe all of that was caused by long sun exposure in shop or something else.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; has a tropical aroma with malt, grass, and caramel notes; taste bitter is more tropical fruits with caramel and grass; finish dry and bitter with citrus notes; fairly standard IPA

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bolian (58) - - JUL 4, 2015
33 cl bottle. Golden with thick white head good retention. Nose - malty, citrus and line taste Melon, citrus caramel. Balanced medium bitterness no strong after bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niller (933) - 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 (44) - 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 (379) - 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.


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