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

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   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.


reebtogi's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4214) - 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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5325) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, Kvadrat. Pours clear deep golden with a small white creamy head. Aroma of resiny and spicy hops. Taste is light sweet, with a weak bitter bite at the finish. OK

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5876) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2014
Cask @ Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. Clear orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, fruit and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markoijelena (367) - SERBIA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle 0.33l at Pivopija Belgrade Serbia.Pour it hazy yellow colour with small white head.Taste of citrus and hops.Need more bitterness of hops for me.Ok

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JonMoore (1867) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle - dark gold with white head. Citrus hop aroma with Belgian yeast and some peach. Flavours are hoppy, malty, fruity, honey, Belgian yeast. Medium bodied, light carbonation, some alcohol warmth. Not bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mattman522 (32) - New York, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Really good my favorite Adnams. Earthy hoppy goodness. You can taste the ABVs in a good way.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ippopotamo36 (202) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle purchased in Belgrade/Serbia and consumed in Kosovo. Pours an intense golden colour, clear with a minimal white foam which dissipates leaving bubbles on the top. Nose of fresh lime, malts, balanced notes of light hops. Some Belgian yeasty note (wtf). Mouth: low carbonation, malty overall feel, herbal end-aftertaste. A decent beer...nothing stunning. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
StilleStorm (730) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
DAA; Bottle 330ml. Pours clear amber with a moderate frothy, short to moderate lived and lacing off-white head. Aroma is intense malt, caramel, tropic fruit, citrus, pine, hay and light spice. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter, balancing with a lasting, sitrus, spicy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is avarage.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IPAgutten79 (533) - Skui, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
Gylden farge, null skum. Aroma av sitrus og malt. Smaker er frisk, men for lite kullsyre. Også her malt og sitrus, i tillegg noe gran. Grapefrukt. Middels bitter. Tynn konsistens.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle sample at the Great British Beer Festival in Belgrade. Clear yellow color. Aroma of biscuit and light spice. Taste is peppery spices, white bread. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2223) - Belgrade, SERBIA - SEP 4, 2014
.33l bottle at Samo Pivo, Belgrade. Clear brownish gold. Very sweet aroma. cidery sweet apple malts, mild hops. Smooth, subtle, refined. Tart finish.


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