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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 360   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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 (4518) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden. The aroma of hops, hay, flowers. The taste is bitter and malty, hints of grapefruit, honeydew melon, earth, yeast and alcohol. Dry and crisp aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1158) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2015
9.11.2014. Clear, reddish pale. Mild fruity aroma, berries, wheat, butter. Taste has light caramel malty sweetness, berries, gentle hops, grass. Mild British IPA, no innovation here.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Diabobale (262) - Vallata, SUD ITALIA, ITALY - MAR 19, 2015
Dal colore dorato brillante con schiuma bianca fine non abbondante e nemmeno persistente. Al naso le prime note sono di frutta matura (pesca) e polpa d’arancia, poi note di cereale e carruba. Al palato ha un buon corpo, dolce, leggermente carbonato. Al gusto di nuovo note di frutta matura e di carruba. Sorso tondo e per nulla secco, con leggero amaro e lievissime note erbaceo-resinose.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
adodo (107) - Riga, LATVIA - MAR 14, 2015
Aroma is sweet, citrusy and malty. Clear orange, little foam. lightly sour, medium sweetness, lightly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgis (232) - LATVIA - MAR 14, 2015
Weak hop aroma. Thin foam with thin lacing. Almost sweet bitterness. That builds up but not that much .has strange orange peel like note.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lobs_ols (276) - LATVIA - MAR 1, 2015
Clear dark gold, medium white head. Light grapefruit aroma - notes of perhaps faded US hops? Bittersweet, notes of roastiness (hence the colour), finishes watery and bit bitter. Medium body. Okay, not worth a second go.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1545) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
@ Bishop Mollbergs HBG. Lite gräsiga toner, inte jätte fruktig. Medioker engelsk ipa

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vells (857) - Riga, LATVIA - FEB 22, 2015
Decent but nothing special IPA. citrus grapefruit, floral, resin. bit thin on malt background, actually bit thin in every aspect. Moderate bitterness, quite dry finish. One time try.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3318) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 22, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Huge size, thick white head, stays. Perfume, rose, sweetish, flowery, citrus in aroma. Rose, peppery, perfume, sweetish, citrus, malty taste. Medium bitterness. Roses and grapefruit in aftertaste. Soft carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omanson (41) - - FEB 20, 2015
Goût typique aux ipa , nez sur un melange fruité et exotique. Amertume prononcée et arômes d’agrumes . finale mi-longue . appreciable mais pas surprenante.


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