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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

4
   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.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
MrOrla (928) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
Sample C4. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of sweet, caramel, butter, light hops, green tea. Taste is slighty dead hops, caramel, wet socks.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
birocotsios (48) - - AUG 30, 2015
Clear copper colour with small white head. Hopy aroma with fruity notes. Sweet taste with hopy fruit notes.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Edmis (18) - LITHUANIA - AUG 7, 2015
Conrete ipa beer taste. Light bitter sweet taste and very peppery and sweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (508) - - AUG 6, 2015
Pours orange/ light brown haze colour with tiny white head. Visualy medium carbonation. Aroma without notice of an alcohol, with hints of fruits (esters of tropical fruits). Malt sweetness is medium, hop bitterness also, carbonation is soft, finish is dry sweet and bitter long lasting. Proper beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
niquillis (1843) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Pours amber with off white head. Sticky sweet, some pine, OK enough IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
angel77 (1506) - oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 23, 2015
Caña en el kraken en el 23 -07-205. Color dorado con espuma blanca. Suave ipa con toques maltosos cítricos herbaceos y final más menos amargo algo duradero. Cuerpo medio. fácil de beber. No está mal. refrescante.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eastwood (31) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 18, 2015
Tomada en el Kraken en Oviedo. IPA inglesa, suave en sabor. Aromas a pomelo, cítricos, frescos. Refrescante. Espuma blanca. Fácil de beber. Para tomar varias combatiendo el calor. Sencilla.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
janubio (541) - SPAIN - JUL 13, 2015
Deep golden colour, almost non existatn head that does not hold, not lace. Smell of tropical fruits, with some caramel notes. Medium body, soft carbonation. Taste of tropical fruits, some caramel and spices, bitter finish. I’m not sure if conservation failed, but it’s too flat and simple.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tariczny (73) - Katowice, POLAND - JUL 12, 2015
Nice golden color with small white head. Aroma was not so great, full of esters, bananas and maybe a little notes from hops. Sweet taste without bitterness also full of bananas and esters. Maybe all of that was caused by long sun exposure in shop or something else.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gopherfan99 (961) - CROATIA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle; pours clear gold with a white head; has a tropical aroma with malt, grass, and caramel notes; taste bitter is more tropical fruits with caramel and grass; finish dry and bitter with citrus notes; fairly standard IPA


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