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


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RATINGS: 359   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.

DenisLD's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DenisLD (87) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAR 15, 2011
Aroma - This beer has a very floral, almost flowery aroma, with hints of citrus and tropical fruit, as well as some honey and caramel.

Appearance - Pours a clear golden, orangish body, with a frothy beige head. Some lacing and decent head retention. The beer does look like an American IPA, but the appearance is not super impressive.

Taste - Starts out with a pretty solid hop bite, with a little spiciness to it. Fairly sweet, with hints of honey and toffee. I was getting loads of fruit notes (pineapple, apples, mangoes, some citrus). The after-taste has some moderate bitterness and a biscuity undertone to it. Not very bready.

Palate - The mouthfeel is very smooth. Medium-bodied, low in carbonation, and very soft on the palate, with just a little bit of a pepper-like spiciness (which only complements the general feel of it all).

Drinks well, but I wouldn’t call this beer sessionable nor quaffable. At a fairly high ABV, it goes down very easily, but you will start to feel it in your body, nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1016) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
belgis (231) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
lobs_ols (275) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VictorStr (1542) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
@ Bishop Mollbergs HBG. Lite gräsiga toner, inte jätte fruktig. Medioker engelsk ipa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vells (848) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3317) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruigo (1381) - PORTUGAL - FEB 18, 2015
33cl bottle. Clear orangish golden colour with a small off-white head with not much retention. Peaches, grapefruit and citrus in the aroma. Taste is more on the sweet side with some bitterness towards the finish. Overall, a pleasant beer but not remarkable.

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