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Adnams American Style IPA (Cask)

Brewed by Adnams
Style: American Pale Ale
Southwold, England


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Tasting notes and ingredients Its a 4.8% abv golden beer with fragrant citrus/floral aromas and a deep citrus bitterness. It is brewed with a blend of American hops, such as Willamette, Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook and Citra, and Pale Ale malted barley, along with some Munich malt, Crystal malt and malted wheat give a biscuity backbone to the citrus from the hops. Whats the story? Fergus our Head brewer explains: America might have started out replicating beer styles from the rest of the world but they have moved far beyond that and now their beer styles are influencing the rest of the world. I think their take on the original English India Pale Ale is the most successful. Its may be slightly odd to recreate a version of a style that was originally exported from these shores, but I love the smell of hops and an American IPA is a showcase for citrus hops. They are big, bold, some might say brash, but, to my mind at least, beautiful. Available late December to February

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (3074) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Cask at Cloisters. Clear golden. Nose is fruits, citrus hops, grass, quite light. Taste is mellow, gentle grapefruity bitterness, fruits. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjsint (2475) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2015
Handpull cask at the Castle Inn, Cambridge. Dark gold with a bit of white head on top. Pine resin, tropical fruit, barley sugar and maple syrup aroma. The taste is a well-balanced bittersweet, shifting quickly to a more pronounced hoppy bitterness in the throat which increases through to the finish and aftertaste. Full body, oily palate. Exemplary.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teorn88 (6965) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2015
Cask at The Gun Docklands, Winter Ale Festival, London. Clear golden color with small white head. Aroma is light pine cones, grapefruit, grass and grains. Taste is mild flowery grassy hops, light sweet fruity hops, some straw and dry earthy notes. Overall, decent pale ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7228) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 15, 2015
Hazy golden color with a small white head. Citric and fruity aroma. Medium body. Moderate sweet and a fine bitterness. Soft carbonation. Malty, mild fruity and nice citric flavor. Nice session ale.
[On tap at Bridge House (Adnams) in London, England]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
nice strong citrus aroma, gold body with thin white head, dry pine cone flavour no real bitter bite, average

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
niquillis (2344) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
On cask at The Drum (JDW), Leyton. Pours dark golden with a fast diminishing head. Well hopped, good aroma. Not too bitter. Good effort.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (6550) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Hand-pulled pint in The Lord Nelson, an Adnams pub 100 yards from the brewery in Southwold. Poured an amber brown with a full head. Hoppy and bitter on a malty base. Mild citrus notes in both the aroma and taste but overall just an over hopped UK Bitter. OK, but I went back to Broadside after my pint of this: I prefer sweeter brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (35019) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2015
Cask at Charlies Bar, Copenhagen. An unclear amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes of citrusy hops, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and citrusy hops, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrTipple (3814) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Aroma: floral hops, hay, some straw, grain malts. Appearance: slightly hazy gold, medium, frothy, white head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: sweets intensify, bread malts, floral hops, turning slightly bitter, soft carbonation, sweets prevail, caramel, some lactose. Overall: very nice APA, bit light aroma but nice palate. Pint at The Willow Walk, Victoria.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (4947) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Cask by hand-pump at The Ark, Glasgow - clear amber, thin creamy off-white head, grassy, pine aroma, excellent lacing, well balanced, oily, bit of grapefruit, soft carbonation, a bit watery, easy to drink

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