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Brewed by Adnams
Style: American Pale Ale
Southwold, England

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 54   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mr_h (5352) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (12506) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Cask at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy amber, piney, dry and bitter, sweet toffee.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sparky_ (12) - Sudbury, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
Hoppy strong golden american style IPA. Full flavoured ale. Great with food. Don't have to much ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sad24 (208) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Not close to mosaic, close to ghost ship but third. Darker but not as distinctive but still more than drinkable!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bragesnak (5394) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2014
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, Dk. Cask, 010214. Amber with white head. Aroma of grapefruit. Flavor with malt, spices and ripe fruit

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (10285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Cask at The Hanging Bat. Pours clear pale gold, big white head. Citrus hops and caramel malt aroma. Fruity on the taste. Basically a slightly souped-up bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DroolYeast (1409) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2014
A little grassy and citrus hops. Little cloudy amber with foamy white head. Very bitter and grass hops. Little watery at first.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
biggles231 (19) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
An attenuated flavour which owes a lot to the low strength it appears. American IPA at this abv has to be something special, and this simply doesnt begin to to match the description. As noted by a previous reviewer, its simply a rough and bitter ale, lacking anything of the complexity and depth of flavour of the genuine article.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15908) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
Cask @ C4, Odense. Pours clear dark golden with a small creamy head. Biscuit, berries, peach and caramel. Bitter and dry flavor with both hops and crackers. Dry and bitter finish. Fine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Christian (13341) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2014
Cask at Christian Firtal. Hazy golden with a lasting white head. Aroma of orange, grapefruit and grass with a hint of bubblegum. Dry, hoppy flavour of citrus and grass, with a slightly rough, bitter finish.


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