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


on tap

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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
viktorvee (510) - Greater London, - NOV 16, 2013
Good aroma, thick with malt and some wheat, sweet, caramel with medium bitterness. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gehbe (385) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - MAR 25, 2017
Tap. Aroma of dried fruit, dried apple, sherry, hints of resin. Sweetish, very light bitterness on finish. Full silky/oily body. Seems oxidized, not at all ipa-like, more of a cream ale. Still quite drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kaserov (477) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 22, 2017
Color dorado, translcido, con capa de espuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor (retencin decente). Carbonatacin mnima. Textura acuosa. Aroma a malta, caramelo, algo de lpulo. Sabor maltoso, acaramelado, dulzn, con presencia de miel y final muy mnimamente amargo. IPA?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1978) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2017
Botlle, M&S Winter IPA. Deepish amber colour, white foam. Nice malty backbone. Interesting hop mix, fruity, lime, grapefruit, hint of something floral and spicy. Dry bitter finish. Pretty good this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros IX (80) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2017
Drunk as M&S Winter IPA at home. Very, very good flavours and my standout winter special from M&S. A true English IPA. Malt, hops, great mouthfeel and a bitter flavour that lingers. It went particularly well with a Chinese takeaway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Godfather50 (233) - SCOTLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Sharezee from RD. another good IPA with malty, biscuit backbone and orange and grapefruit hopping. Nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FCox143 (44) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2017
Has a lightly hazy dark orange colour with a small white head. Aroma is mild hops and pine, very slight hint of grapefruit. Taste is a very standard IPA - some citrus some tropical fruits with grass undertones. Basic, but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grumbo (2300) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle as the M&S Southwold Winter IPA. Poured cloudy dull amber colour with a short lasting off-white head. Aroma of biscuit, tropical fruit, and hop. Medium sweetness, medium bitterness, touch of tropical fruit sourness. Medium body, sticky texture, carbonation is soft. Has a light spiced finish. Certainly not an attractive brew, but very moreish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (1142) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 27, 2017
Pours amber with white head. Aroma is malty, sour grass, citrus, fruits, some resin. Taste is grass, sourish, fruits, silage, citrus, herbs. Nice beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
suurjuust (3256) - ESTONIA - JAN 15, 2017
330ml bottle. Slightly hazy orange pour, medium to small off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, fruit and citric hops. Flavor is pine and lemon peel, hop bitterness, malty sweetness and yeast notes in the finish. Drinkable, but pretty dead and boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rubin77 (1595) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2016
F: normal size, light off-white, good retention. C: deep gold, clear. A: malt, tangerine, grapefruit, passion fruits, biscuits, oranges. T: tangerine, hint of grapefruits, tropical fruits, light caramel, hint of passion fruits, hint of spicy, medium body, good carbonation, oily mouthfeel, good balanced and tasty IPA, 0,5l bottle (as Marks & Spencer Southwold Winter IPA) from M&S in Brussels.

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