RateBeer
overall
95
92
style
Brewed by Lovibonds
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Henley-on-Thames, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Share this beer with friends!
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
RBESG August 2011, The Rake. Golden with a small white head. Malty aroma with biscuit character, and some grapefruit hops. Dry and malty flavour with citrus hops and medium bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CraftBeerNick (744) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2011
Keg at Port Street Beer House, 15th November 2011. Good clean IPA, refreshing beer, I enjoyed this one

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15489) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 26, 2011
0.33 l bottle at Chris O’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Hazy orange color. Sweet and hoppy aroma with peach and grapefruit. Bittersweet flavor with herbal-orangey hop and hint of toffee. Good IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2011
Tap @ The Rake, London. During RBESG 11. Pours cloudy golden with a small white head and lacings. Peach, fruit, yeast and rubber. Smooth. A bit of a homebrew feel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2011
Cask at the Rake, Southwark, London. Hazy amber, medium off-white head. Fresh piney, perfumy, and citrci hop aroma, with loads of tropical fruits. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Dry with medium to high bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (19639) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2011
Draught at The Rake. Clear amber coloured with a huge white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass, citrus and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, grass and pine needles. Dry hoppy finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (19991) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Golden colour, 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. Not very inspiring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (9365) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2011
Cask at The Rake. Orange beer, offwhite head. Fruity hoppy aroma, grassy, a little malty. Hoppy citrus flavor, grapefruit, floral notes, metallic, some grass. Nice refreshing beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12739) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2011
Draught at The Rake. Cloudy amber - white head. Nice hoppy. Orange. Citrus. Malty sweetness. Medium malty. Light bitterness. Light sharpness. High fruity. OK.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50