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

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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamestulloch (3425) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 Keg at Andrew Usher’s. Golden body with a light haze. Thin white head. Low carbonation. Faint lacing. Aroma of orange, green hops, grapefruit, grass and pine. Flavour of orange, grass, toffee and bitter hops. Medium body with a syrupy, sticky texture. Light fizz. A solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2013
Keg at The Anderson. Delicious, wheat body and taste... seem to have lost my notes on this one...oh, and it was my 16th taster of the night!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6669) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pour hazy amber small white head, pineapple an grapefruit aroma, taste of intense hop with a good bitter end.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pudding (229) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2012
33cl bottle Cotteridge Wines, B30. Poured crystal clear despite being bottle-conditioned and enduring a 30 minute cycle ride. Not as assertively hopped as Kernel brewery IPA’s. Thick mouthfeel. I think most people would like this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4304) - 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 (16854) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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 (5053) - 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 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, 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.


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