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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: 75   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.


john_henry's rating

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
john_henry (108) - - APR 7, 2013
Very memorable beer. A little on the malty side, but exceedingly well balanced with good hop notes. One of the best beers I’ve had in a long time. Well worth hunting out.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dsmith4 (40) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
33oml bottle from the grumpy goat, Reading. Excellent IPA, thoroughly recommend this to any hop head. This carries through all the great characteristics of a west coast IPA which the beer openly emulates. Flavours of grapefruit and peach

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (6340) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange copper colour with a large white head. Aroma of rich citrusy hops, floral notes and herbs. Flavour of floral hops, grapefruit, mango, herbs, mild biscuity notes and orange pith. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. Juicy, dry, bitter finish. Nice and balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6273) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2014
33 cl bottle. Batch #445. Bottled on 31.07.2014. BBE 02/2015.
Pours hazy golden color with a large frothy head. Lots of sweet tropical fruits on the nose, gummy bears, juicy orange and nice floral hops. Orange and grapefruits on the flavor, faint lemon, slightly resinous hops, lingering grassy and gooseberry dominated aftertaste. Very refreshing and tasty, leans on the sweet side but the citric fruits cut in nicely, nice hop profile also.
4515

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SaintMatty (5380) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
330ml Bottle - Amber with a slight haze. Peach, apricot, grapefruit and some floral notes. Bitter, hoppy and fruity taste with grapefruit, peach and some slightly spicy notes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2806) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy amber, nose is light fruit, taste is orange, peach.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfb (3968) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2014
(draught) pours a hazy amber colour with a frothy white head. aroma of grapes and mango, with a hint of powdered sugar, some gravy, lime and muesli. flavour is more mango and some sugar icing, with a hint of resin and a very light bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2662) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2014
Bottled. Pours clear amber with an average, lacing off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus and peach. Sweet flavor that ends dry an nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A very nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
Keg Half Pint in the Rake, Borough, London in July 2012 - Hazy Orangey Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous and grassy hops. Very Fruity; orange and grapefruit citrus, hints of tropical fruits. Malty; malt backbone, caramel. Intense rather bitter hoppy fruity throughout. Very dry bitter finish. Very decent. Nice IPA!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fairwater (135) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2014
Bottle from The Grumpy Goat. Slightly hazy amber with small head. Spicy marmelade aroma. Big bite of bitterness with more marmelade underneath, and grassy afterwards. Great beer, but one’s enough for an evening.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
Keg at the Rake. It pours a golden colour with a 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. Decent.


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