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


on tap

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ Trade by Fin ]. Light unclear medium to dark orange colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, flowers - elderflowers ! orange - citrus, leather - brett notes. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy fruit hops, dry, sweet peppery spicy. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110602]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (36878) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2010
From tap at the Rake. Pours hazy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is peachy and grapefruity. Thick hoppy, grapefruity and peachy hoppy initial flavoured. Thick malty and hops fruity. Dry and bitter into the finish. Rich fruity and bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (24402) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (23583) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (20410) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 15th November 2010
On tap at the Rake. Hazy amber beer, ghost of a white head. Slightly syrupy palate and moderate carbonation. Salty hops, traces of orange and grapefruit. A tiny bit of sweet orange underneath. Lingering bitter finish. Really liked this first few mouthfulls but it rapidly got chewy. Original rating 3.2.

30th July 2011>br>ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. A bottle this time. Hazy gold beer, litlle white head. Softish semi dry palate. Nice hops. Rich orangey marmalade with a touch of peach and a trace of grapefruit. Satisfying. Semi dry finish. Mildly marmalade bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (18513) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 2, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Keg at brewery... Hazy amber... Bubbly white head... Too cold... Too fizzy... Soft orange peach nose... Huge bitter front... Soft fruits... Bitter orange... Bitter fruits 3.5 Bottle at home thanks to Chris ... light haze I copper ... thin lacing ... big sweet pine hop nose ...juicy ... refreshing ... big pineapple ... some pine ... juicy hops ... light sparkle ... low but long light peel bitter ... decent balance ... easy drinkin ... 3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (15792) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2011
330ml bottle thanks to the ever generous and wonderful couple that are Fin and Loz. They got me this as part of my race to 10k so thanks for the beer and the rate. Pours a copper gold colour with a faint haze. lasting near white head. Cheesey earthy American hop aroma. Some satsuma and clementine aroma. Its a prwtty decent US style IPA. It has lots of gops lots of sherberty hoppy bitterness on the finish. Once you get some of the carbonation out of it the mouthfeel is quite creamy. Cheesey hop aroma gives way to likeable arresting flavour and mouthfeel. Finish is best part ot the beer. Really quite an aggressive likeable IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 12, 2011
Bottle @ Torben Mathews tasting. Huge head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, quite malty, caramel, citrus. Hardly any bitterness. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (15303) - Göteborg, 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.

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