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


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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4035) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
(Keg at Rotterdam, 20140708) The beer poured deep golden and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had fruitiness, citricness and malts. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were fruitiness, pine, tartness, malts and bitterness. Afteraste was hoppy, mildly acrid and bitter. A bit unbalanced but still ok hoppy pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
tigulli (6) - - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
Litt smak av humle. Ok men mangler litt... Korn, korn, roasty, roasty, roasty, korn, korn

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (496) - SPAIN - JUN 27, 2014
Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en Cerveceria Internacional. Sabor a malta, dulce, ligeramente citrico y a lupulo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (3610) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Draught @Black Door, Helsinki

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruits, grass, citrus and malts. Taste is fresh, crisp and grassy with some maltiness. Finish is malty and grassy with some crisp bitterness. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (593) - - JUN 26, 2014
On draught at Beer Revolution in Edmonton. Served in a pint glass. Interesting UK take on an american IPA style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Excalibur123 (108) - Soria, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2014
Vierte color amarillo bronce, con media capa de espuma de burbuja grande que desaparece rápidamente, aromas a galleta, pomelo con toques resinosos y flores; entrada en boca suave con amargor moderado que se va disipando en poco tiempo; cuerpo y carbónico ligeros, largo pos gusto tornándose dulce según se calienta, ipa inglesa diferente e interesante.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chimpgibbon (277) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle from Adnams cellar. Definitely the pick of the JB bunch, and the only one that actually does what it claims. Big punch of tropical fruit, surprisingly low on bitterness however. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Buongiorgio00 (718) - - JUN 7, 2014
Ipa molto buona caratterizzata da un’esplosione luppolata di frutta tropicale, con una sfumatura aromatica molto delicata sullo sfondo. Buona!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Tap@ahven. Golden, clear. Fruity nose, with watermelon, tropicality, some pines and a bit old murky malts. Med light body. Kiwis, pomegranate, grapefruit and old leaves. Doesn’t feel like a proper hop bomb, even if it has a lot of hoppy flavours. It’s all sort of mixed with a slight murky, light caramel, maltyness. Which is a bit cream corny actually. Feels old, actually (might well be). Ok drink though.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1050) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear orange-gold amber colour, foamy white head leaving some lacing and aroma of caramel, melon, citrus, vanilla, cinnamon. Taste is malt caramel with a vanilla note and peppery, spicy grapefruit bitterness. Soapy mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry & warming lingering spicy bitter finish. Quite drinkable.

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