Davros IX (449) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle as M&S Summer IPA - A very nice IPA. Hops, smoothness and a very well hidden alcohol. I could easily drink this until I fell over and I would enjoy every moment of it. A very British IPA with more bitterness than floral hop flavours and all the better for it.
john44 (3331) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle. As "Marks & Spencer Southwold Summer IPA" - Orangey Gold in colour. Very Hoppy; piney resinous oily hops. Very Fruity; tangy grapefruit and tangerine citrus. Malty; includes malted wheat. Sweet fruity hoppy throughout. Nice hop/fruit/malt balance. Liked this a lot. Very drinkable. Nice IPA! (2015-11-27)
JohnRMurdoch (5004) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 27, 2016
500ml bottle from mr_h as M & S Southwold Summer IPA. Muddy brown, reasonable head. Tropical fruit aroma. Toffee hop flavour, bitter aftertaste. A decent British style IPA. chrisv10 (18234) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2016
Bottle as "Marks & Spencer Southwold Summer IPA". Clear amber with medium off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, hops, grass, little grapefruit and a little toasted. Flavour is malt, caramel, hops, grass, little grapefruit, little toasted, medium sweet and a little bitter. BlackHaddock (7585) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2016
500ml bottle, best before 03/2017. Labelled as M&S Southwold Summer IPA, poured into. UK pint sleeve at home on 13/04/2016. Rich Amber body,clear and clean, the head an off white affair. Hoppy nose and flavour with a good malty base to build upon. Good bitterness to it, crisp and refreshing.
Theydon_Bois (20487) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle at home, 31/12/15 as M and S Southwold Summer IPA.
Clear golden orange with a well appointed off white covering.
Nose is orange, grain, toasted bread, light metallic notes, citric pith.
Taste comprises orange squash, bread dough, toasted malt, light caramel.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close with light hop bitterness.
Ok drinkable affair if somewhat pedestrian for style and under hopped for my liking. dchad56 (521) - - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle - M & S Summer IPA. Clear golden amber, medium carbonation with frothy white head. Decent citrus aroma - ok mouth / tongue. Citrus tasting, slight bitter finish. Ok. kermis (14494) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle shared, as Marks and Spencer Southwold Summer IPA. Pours clear amber with a small off white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, yeast, dark fruit, a light herbal note and a touch of orange. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a slightly resinous hop juice coating palate in contrast to the not so hoppy nose. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. deanso (10220) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - SEP 1, 2015
50cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis.
Very thin ring head. Clear light amber pour. Light bitterness. Some caramel and malt. Needs more hops. Swaroga (2223) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 19, 2015
Amber color with small but consistent and lasting white head. The beer has a sweetish aroma of malts with mango, orange, white grapes, zest and a bit of raisin. The malt profile is on a dark bread skin and spice cake. Flavor is strong malts, medium sweet and the finish is bitter. Bitterness is zest and metal and isn’t elegant because it lasts long on the metal side. But somehow it gets erased each sip thanks to a powerful malt flavor.