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


on tap

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
The hops in Innovation are the stars of the show. We used Boadicea, Columbus and Styrian Goldings to create punchy grapefruit flavours and aromas of tropical fruits. These are backed up by wheat and pale ale malted barley which add spicy, biscuit flavours and a slight touch of sweetness. The outcome is a wonderfully moreish IPA, packed full of flavour. Silver Medal Winner - The Stockholm Beer Festival 2013. (Contains barley & wheat).

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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (494) - - NOV 18, 2015
On tap. Clear Golden pour, tiny White head. Very fruity Nose, same for taste. Nice IPA. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grzesiek79 (3594) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Takie sobie piwo. Innowacyjne moze dlatego ze bez pianki i bez osadu. Wyglad nie przyciagal. Zapach za to dosc silny zbozowo chmielny troche aromatu jakby dzikiej rozy. Tak mi sie to kojarzylo. W smaku dosc wyczuwalny alkohol co mi nieco przeszkadzalo i goryczkowe karmelowe posmaki. Ogolnie sredniak ale myslalem ze bedzie nieco lepiej.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerNinjaUK (51) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
Bottle from Ocado. Pours rich orange brown with thin white head. Aroma of biscuits with raisins and pear. Taste has good hoppy bitterness with sweet tropical flavours and biscuity malts. Aftertaste has orange blossom oiliness. Not the most distinctive IPA but solid and interesting enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MGantzel (67) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2015
Fra fad: Denne IPA har et lyst og klart udseende med et svagt hvidt skum. Øllen har en lidt syrlig aroma, og smager både lidt syrligt, men også sødt og frisk af frugt og citrus. Medium karbonering.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lokis333 (159) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - OCT 14, 2015
Clear gold color with small white foam. Aroma of hops but very plain and boring. Palate smooth, has bitter aftertaste to it and very average. Taste of hops mainly, hints of citrus and malt. Over all very simple, average, nothing outstanding nothing amazing about it but nothing bad either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamaty (1544) - Madrid, SPAIN - OCT 11, 2015
Ambar clara, apenas turbidez. No mucha espuma. Aroma de predominio cereal con notas de piña. En boca cuerpo entre ligero y moderado. Bien de gas. El sabor es malteado, pan. Tira a dulce. Escaso contrapunto. Escaso amargor para una IPA, sólo un ligero amargor especiado. Buena ale en cualquier caso.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1918) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 9, 2015
Bottle (from SIP, Tallinn). Pours amber with whiteish head. The head stays for a second. Aroma is sweet, fruits, caramel, slight citrus. Flavor follows the nose mostly, but also has some nuttinness. Finish is dry bitter. Body is surprisingly light for ABV, it feels even watery. Overall: OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2015
Marks&Spencer’s Southwold Winter IPA. The aroma is zest, herbs, cat piss, mango, strawberries. The beer is quite flat with a medium strong bitterness. Notes are herbal, cat piss. Overall dry and dull. But ...not expensive and good for thirst quenching.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nokki77 (7) - - SEP 15, 2015 does not count
Very Clear braun/red color. 6.7p100 sobpreety strong but nice discover. Gotta taste thisbone again!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Torrefacto (1099) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2015
Cobrizo limpio y espuma blanca compacta. Aromas florales y herbáceos y ligeramente cítricos. Cuerpo medio, inicio maltoso, sabor herbáceo y cítrico y final de amargor suave.

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