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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2012
Tap at The White Horse. Pours cloudy amber with a nice off white head leaving some lacing. Aroma is fruity sweet citric a bit piny resins and some tropical fruits as well. Flavor like the aroma, good bitterness lots of fruits and moderate maltyness. Finishes bitter fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2012
Served into a half pint glass on tap at Tap East (Jan ’12). Hazy blond to amber in colour. Flowery hoppy aroma and taste, citrus flavours, maybe a hint of toffee/candy in the finish. Mouthfeel was pleasant, very refreshing with a bitter sweet aftertaste. a good beer which I will definately re-visit given the chance!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4994) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Keg @ The Rake, London. Pours deep amber in color with a medium creamy white head. The nose is fresh grapefruit and fruit salad, some strawberry and fresh pine. The taste is much the same, more fresh strawberry fruits with an assertive pine needle hop kick. Lightly astringent, a sipper indeed. Coniferous. Decent bouncy malt presence, balanced. Active carbonation. Overall, very nice. Flavorful.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beersiveknown (3268) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 14, 2012
Keg at red squirrel Edinburgh. Big brash, in your face hops, amber colour, fluffy white head. Resinous, mango juicy, hidden ABV. Nice, would happily drink more.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2012
A good north america IPA, with full hoppy bitter and mid malt. Citrus and pine aromas...quite tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Amber with a stanky wheat nose. Some citrus as well. A bit watery and medium bodied. Astringency at the end. Tried with the parents in London in 2012.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2012
020711: Light golden full hopped English IPA with a nice American hops. Hop burp!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Growler from the brewery tap in Henley. Amber with a billowing white head, that falls back slowly leaving an attractive lacing; full-on resinous hop aroma; full-on flavour as well with clean hops and some sweet grapefruit over a smooth malty body; the finish is long dry and bitter, with some throat rasing before a final warming glow. This is an excellent IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
BenH (2513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2012
Tap at 9a. Amber with a white head. Aroma is cheesy and sweaty with a light fruitiness, vegetal. Taste is similar, fruity cheese and sweat. Bitter finish. Not a fan

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stravale (2280) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle @ Red Squirrel 270312
Dark orange amber, very hazy, thin white head, bit of lacing
Aroma of caramel malts, grassy hops. golden sugars, bit of nutty butterscotch, bitter sweet nose
Taste of caramel malts, some light toffee, grassy hops, bit nutty, sweet golden syrup, bit of butterscotch candy
Palate - quite dry, quite viscous texture, citrus tangy. Finish as main flavour, bitter slightly tangy, some scorched butterscotch.
Overall - It’s quite a good IPA but I’m not sure about that bit of butterscotch in there


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