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


on tap

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RATINGS: 403   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).

Garrat's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrat (1322) - Suffolk, - FEB 22, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2012 Corrrrrrrrr,Bottle,orange ish in colour with a small ed,aromer of grapefruit tangerine pine cones and cedar,taste of brillness,orange pine cedar and lots of fruitiness,by thunder its a goodun and my trousers didn’t fall down either.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alausgidas (15) - - JAN 29, 2016
30cl bottle. Pours clear orange/yellowish with a small white head. Aroma: fruity, tropical, citrus notes, some pineapple. Taste: light sweetness, crispy, notes of citrus (grapefruits) Palate: medium body, dry finish. Solid IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (2683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle from Cornelius. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Low carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, Rich Tea biscuit, honey and grass. Flavour of spicy hops, pineapple, lime jelly and sweet mandarin. Medium body with a very oiy texture. Soft fizz. Drinks easily for the ABV. Straightforward, well balanced and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (14945) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at home, 31/12/15, as M and S Southwold Winter IPA. Clear golden orange with a decent off white covering. Nose is orange sherbet, tangerine, light floral notes, toasted malt. Taste comprises bitter orange, tangerine, light spice, citric tinged straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close peppered with juicy hop bitterness. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (219) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2015
330ml bottle. Golden amber colour with a small white head. Very citrusy (grapefruit) hoppy aroma. Flavour is also dominated by the grapefruity hoppiness, there’s a light citric bitterness but it’s also a little sweet, nice balance there, also a hint of malt. For 6.7% ABV the alcohol is well hidden. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Joscha23 (3) - - DEC 7, 2015 does not count
Dec.07. 2015. 330ml. Bernsteinfarben leichte Trübung. , wenig Schaum. Geruch nach Karamell und Südfrüchten. Mässige Reszenz , verhältnissmässig schlank. Im Mund nochmal ganz deutlich karamellige Noten, begleitet von Grapefruit. Verliert im Glas schnell an Charakter. Im Nachtrunk relativ Süss und angeneh

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dchad56 (234) - - NOV 30, 2015
Bottle - clear amber, sparkling carbonation with small white head. Decent grapefruit aroma. Easy on tongue and in mouth. Sweet grapefruit, tropical fruit tasting, slight bitter finish. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SNL (519) - - 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 (3680) - 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 (118) - 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.

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