Brewed by Brains
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask, Keg & Filtered Bottle; Occasional. Originally released on 18 June 2012.

Created by Simon Martin, aka Mr Real Ale Guide, this is a golden IPA with a hefty aroma of citrus flavours, especially grapefruit. Brewed with a trio of American hops – Zeus, Summit and Cascade, an initial smooth flavour leads to the huge citrus flavour of the hops kicking in towards the end, with oranges and a dry finish becoming apparent.

SarkyNorthener's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (1788) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle. Pale amber beer with a small head. Slight citrus hop aroma. Taste is a little hoppy and some citrus. It describes itself as an American style IPA. I don’t think it gets anywhere near it. If you judge it as it is, its not bad. If you call it an IPA its not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (257) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
floral, grass, stale aromas, amber body no head, bitter grapefruit flavour corriander finish. its not somthing id bother buying again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
R4N5H (41) - SINGAPORE - AUG 6, 2014
33 cl bottle from Tesco, Leicester. Light shade of amber with a nice head which dissipates quickly. Sweet, light hops, not too malty.Bitter then sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McTapps (3879) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
Bottle from Tesco in Eastbourne. Pours out in a light hazy golden-light amber colour with low head and mmedium body. Aroma of hops and light amlt. Taste of mild hops, mild spruce, grains, bread, flowers and mild wheat. Thin and boring finish, but quite hoppy and nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
MichaelAwesome (3880) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2014
From Tesco, Eastbourne shared with McTaps. Nose is fine with a bit of hops and some smoothy honey. Taste is crispy with some malt and nuts. Aftertaste is unpleasingly bitter with a sharp ending. Not to recommend.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (5218) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Tesco. Pours clear dark golden with a small creamy white head. Aroma of US hops, grapefruit and marmelade. Taste is moderate bitter, fruity hops, citrussy dry finish. Smooth yet clean mouthfeel. Lingering bittersweet finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10841) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
DØE. Clear golden with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, light buttery and moderate hoppy - grass. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 230514

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (10871) - DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, caramel and a little earthy. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, little sweet, medium bitter and a little earthy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sad24 (75) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2014
No real Aroma,not overly hoppy but a nice after taste. Taste better than it smells...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moebbels (303) - FINLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Pours a fairly light orange body with a small head that leaves lacing on the glass. Nose has rapeseed and mango along with some pine and citrus notes. Taste is is pretty sweet with a bitter finish that lingers on the palate. Carbonation is on the soft side and the mouthfeel is slick and oily. Decent IPA but could use more hop and less malt character.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
badcat73 (13) - - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle from Morrisons. All the american IPA’s I’ve sampled have big citrus, raisin & pine aromas. Theses hop flavours follow through on the taste. Barry IPA has none of these quilitys. The malt base is far to dominant, unfortunately this is not a sweet biscuity malt but a sharp metallic lingering flavour. A very disappointing brew.

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