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Brewed by Adnams
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Southwold, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 425   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The hops in Innovation are the stars of the show. We used Boadicea, Columbus and Styrian Goldings to create punchy grapefruit flavours and aromas of tropical fruits. These are backed up by wheat and pale ale malted barley which add spicy, biscuit flavours and a slight touch of sweetness. The outcome is a wonderfully moreish IPA, packed full of flavour. Silver Medal Winner - The Stockholm Beer Festival 2013. (Contains barley & wheat).

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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
Very nice orange body. Unfortunately, the nose and taste are really poor. Its drinkable for sure but Im not really impressed...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (6862) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
500ml bottle BB Aug 2015. Dirty orange, slight haze, very small white head, still. Aroma is fruit and barley squash, sherbet. Body is medium, smooth, soft carbonation. Taste is gluey, resin, straw, watery, a bit metallic, medium bitterness. Decent enough.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpkeskinen (491) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Drank as a draught. Very nice! The beer is definitely an ipa. The taste is a bit sweet and quite soft.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jfb (5743) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
(bottle) clear golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of herbal hops and alcohol, with some notes of vanilla, peaches, grass and cherries. flavour is mostly pale malts and resin, again quite alcoholic, with some herbal hops, caramel, light cactus juice and a light-bitter finish. medium-bodied with average carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mmargarucci (303) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Pours very light almost like a lager. Aroma is filled with banana. Taste is malty even a bit stale with citrus hop finish. Very disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ianwelby (1153) - SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Clear, deep golden beer with a thin filmy head. Light bitter lemon scent. Flavour is hoppy citrus with a touch of other fruit (apple maybe?) coming through giving it quite a mellow quality. Not spectacular but very drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2014
If you lie low enough for long enough you can potentially be as innovative as you like. Its all nonsense of course but then pretence was always part of the er... pretence. Do you remover the funny caterpillar thing on sticks that danced across the screen before we started pretending? Its alright but its not wine or whisky which is where the time adverbial can be found.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (908) - Elche, SPAIN - NOV 14, 2014
Clear orangy color with a white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is hoppy and floral, with orange, peach and pineapple. Taste is rich in sweet citrus fruits, very floral and with peach and grapefruit hints. Aftertaste is slightly bitter. Interesting IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2014
330ml bottle, pours hazy golden with a smal white head. Aroma is wheat and caramel malt, toffee apple, grapefruit citrus, mince pie. Nice balance of flavours. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foffern (1704) - Bod, NORWAY - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a clear orange colour with a very small head. Fruity aroma with citrus, caramel, spices, tropical fruits, oranges and banana. The flavour is also fruity with grapefruit, hay and more tropical fruits. Has a slick and silky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. An incredibly fruity IPA, but the bitterness is pretty low.


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