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Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Henley-on-Thames, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Draught & bottled.
Lovibonds 69 IPA is not a boring, middle of the road IPA. We’re not quite sure how British IPAs have evolved into such low gravity pints of hop-lessness. 69 IPA is part of a new generation of IPAs, one that fuses the great history of IPA with modern hops and techniques. You may not be aware, but craft brewers in the States are now producing some of the most remarkable, flavoursome and diverse beers in the world. IPA is a style that they have embraced with vigour and 69 IPA is a nod to our brothers and sisters across the pond, who serve as a guide and inspiration for this beer. At 6.9% avb, our IPA has the strength of an original IPA, but is infused with the modern aromas and flavours of the USA’s finest Centennial and Columbus hops. Lovibonds is the first in the UK to employ a new dry hopping device called a ’Hopinator’. This technique is key to giving 69 IPA its awesome aroma and flavour.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater (135) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from The Grumpy Goat. Slightly hazy amber with small head. Spicy marmelade aroma. Big bite of bitterness with more marmelade underneath, and grassy afterwards. Great beer, but one’s enough for an evening.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (3028) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Keg at the Rake. It pours a golden colour with a small white head. Aroma is fruits, wood, citrus, earth and some mild malts. Flavour is fruity, wooden, earthy, grassy and quite bitter with some slight malts to balance it up a bit. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birstallblue (20) - batley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2013
At last I have managed to sample a beer from this legendary brewery, and it’s everything it’s cracked up to be, super smooth with the hops taking there time to explode on your tongue lovely long finish, well worth seeking this beer out.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmgreenuk (4983) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle at Dean’s Pale Lager tasting, Den Haag. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin slightly broken white head. The aroma is malt hops orange. The flavour is medium to strong bitter. Medium to full bodied with a malty spice pepper hop palate. Packed with flavour. Really enjoyed this.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (4050) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big tangerine, orange, citrus and other fruity hops notes. Flavour is huge orange, tangerine, mandarin. Quite bitter, fruity and hoppy. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (2765) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle @ Deans pale lager tasting, courtesy of dEnk. Pours a clear orange beer with quickly fading white head on top. Aroma is hoppy, citric, piney and big orange presence. Flavor is heavy on the sweeter citric side, tangerine and oranges are present. Very well balanced and a medium long, bittersweet aftertaste. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5749) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle shared thanks to Denk. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Aroma of fruity hops, herbs and cat pee. Flavour is light moderate sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to dENK. Pours cloudy copper. Aroma is hops, grapefruit, grass, some alcohol and cat piss. Pretty nice though. Taste is moderate to heavy bitter and light sweet. Some caramel. West Coast ish. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5738) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
33cl bottle shared @ THT November 2013 Thin white head. Cloudy blond pour. A lovely IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
Bottled The Big Bang Oxford 19/10/13. An orange gold coloured beer with a nice white head. A nicely balanced beer where the hops are strong and fruity and the malts have some sweet berry notes. Very drinkable.


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