Adnams Innovation | Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
England, United Kingdom
adnams.co.uk

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally brewed as a one off to celebrate the opening of our new brewhouse and our new distribution centre, it is now one of our permanent beer. The beer was created under the direction of our Chairman, Jonathan Adnams, whose instruction was to ‘Brew something to wow me’.

It came first in its class at the 2008 World beer awards and has also won a Gold medal at the 2008 BBI (British Bottlers Institute) awards.

Added by BlackHaddock on 11-12-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,684
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
79
pDev:
12.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 79 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of tottel
2.92/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of desint
3.26/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of marcbosch
3.03/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: light orange/dark yellow. Warm and nice. Head was close to non existent poured in a tulip.
Smell: fruit and hops. Very classical.
Taste: fruity and bitter hops plus malt. There is a bit of citric acidity, as in grapefruit. Some alcoholic kick. Not the best IPA I've had but reasonably decent.
Feel: light bodied. Carbonation is medium to low.
Overall: good, not great, but definitely good.

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Photo of jamesroses
3.29/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

6 month old bottle.

Orange, low carbonation, almost no head. Taste was straight malts and grapefruity. A bit sweet. Mouthfeel a bit harsh, booze is present. Bitter grapefruit aftertaste.

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Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Robertas
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of samEBC
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dzu
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 0.33 l bottle into goblet glass.
L: Light turbid amber with soft white foam head.
S: Hoppy, citrus, herbs.
T: Bitterness, citrus, caramel.
F: Medium body and carbonation.
O: Not boozy beer, good balanced.

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Photo of drmeto
3.12/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

L:
-pours a clear amber with a small,frothy,offwhite head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-caramel,toffee,doughy,lemon,grapefruit,orange,pine,peach
T:
-grapefruit,orange,bready,caramel,astringent,clove,pepper with a very grainy,cereal-y finish
-low to medium bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
Really nice Aroma, but the taste left to be desired

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Photo of rex_4539
4.14/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from bottle at summer party in Latvia so can't comment on looks.

Aroma from bottle was spicy, fruity, hoppy.

Taste was spicy, slightly hoppy, tropical fruits, refreshing.

Enjoyed this beer, would gladly have it again.

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Photo of steverx8
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ppin
4.23/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Burnerdale
3.09/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dazka
3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DispyDnb
3.27/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of killcore
3.92/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of janubio
2.37/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Deep golden colour, almost non existatn head that does not hold, not lace.
Smell of tropical fruits, with some caramel notes. Medium body, soft carbonation. Taste of tropical fruits, some caramel and spices, bitter finish. I'm not sure if conservation failed, but it's too flat and simple.

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Photo of MrDell
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of soulgrowl
3.74/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Clear gold. Ivory head.

Strong lychee, mango, sorrel, and strawberries-and-cream aroma. Slight honey sweetness, faintly reminiscent of cream soda. Taste is sweet and fruit punch-y, with canned pineapple juice as the overriding flavor and hints of saltydog in the background. Not bad but it needs a touch more bitterness for balance. As is, I can see it working very well with roast pork belly, curry goat, dense cheeses, som tam, or spicy crab dishes.

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Photo of ant1
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabianno
3.69/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Allegue04
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Iaido
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alex-Alkis
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Adnams Innovation from Adnams plc, Sole Bay Brewery
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 79 ratings