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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: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (2955) - 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 (4528) - 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 (2331) - 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 (2099) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2012
On draught at The Euston Tap. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. A lovely resinous hop aroma with pine, pineapple and grapefruit. Similar flavours with a caramel malt backbone. Mild carbonation and well balanced alcohol. Nicely bitter. Great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (10235) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Bottled, 330 ml from Fin, cheers. Hazy orange gold with white head. Straight into an intense hoppy flavour, dry and resin like. The body is medium malty, light with a hint of bready yeast, this carries a grapefruit pith, just ripe lemon flavour, a touch on the palate stripping side. It keeps you involved to the last drop. Really very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 26, 2012
Keg at Holyrood 9a. Hazy orange with white head. Massively hoppy flavour. Grapefruit and pine. Followed by hugely bitter finish. Pretty nice and very strong.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Keg at Holyrood 9A. Bright orange amber pour, creamy white head fades to nothing. Big passionfruit and pine nose. Palate is juicy orange hops, more pine, malt sweetness rounds out the big bitterness. Great!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MalcolmTucker (740) - SCOTLAND - JAN 22, 2012
Keg. Pours a hazy orange with a white fluffy head. Citrus and grapefruit aroma with more of the same in the flavour. A good IPA but very bitter, the bitterness was too strong towards the end of my pint.


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