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

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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (1009) - CROATIA - JAN 29, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Pours clear orange with small white head. Citrus fruity aroma. Malty caramel and fruity flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vili (68) - FINLAND - JAN 17, 2015
33cl bottle. Pour is clear golden with thin white lacing head. Aroma mostly hoppy and citrus, some pine as well. Taste very bitter, good malts, no sweetness at all. Feels a bit oily in the mouth, little to none carbonation. Aftertaste balanced bitterness. Great, tasty and quality product.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (920) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 13, 2015
Pours a clear orange color, topped with a decent white head. Retention ok. Malty aroma, some notes of fruits also in there. Starts with a hint of fruity sweetness, followed by a decent hoppy body and nice bitterness in the end. A good one. Nothing extra special about it, but still nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
villevav (247) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Kullankeltainen, nopeasti häipyvä vaahto, kirkas. TUoksuu hieman märälle nahkatakille, karamellisuutta ja humalaa. Maku alkaa hyvin katkeran humaloituna, kehittyy karamellisemmaksi ja loppuu hieman sitruksisena ja katkarana.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LaViolette (111) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
Very nice orange body. Unfortunately, the nose and taste are really poor. It’s drinkable for sure but I’m not really impressed...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (2205) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
500ml bottle BB Aug 2015. Dirty orange, slight haze, very small white head, still. Aroma is fruit and barley squash, sherbet. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is gluey, resin, straw, watery, a bit metallic, medium bitterness. Decent enough.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpkeskinen (292) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Drank as a draught. Very nice! The beer is definitely an ipa. The taste is a bit sweet and quite soft.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (4201) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops and alcohol, with some notes of vanilla, peaches, grass and cherries. flavour is mostly pale malts and resin, again quite alcoholic, with some herbal hops, caramel, light cactus juice and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmargarucci (87) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Pours very light almost like a lager. Aroma is filled with banana. Taste is malty even a bit stale with citrus hop finish. Very disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (567) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Clear, deep golden beer with a thin filmy head. Light bitter lemon scent. Flavour is hoppy citrus with a touch of other fruit (apple maybe?) coming through giving it quite a mellow quality. Not spectacular but very drinkable.


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