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


on tap

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask: Unfiltered; Keg & Bottle: Filtered - Available occasionally
Launched 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SarkyNorthener (3917) - West Bromwich (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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1612) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Blonde orangée. Grain bien présent, amertume discrète et agréable. Belle finale ronde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Flanfl (597) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2016
Clear golden amber, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, apricot, grain, honey. Flavours of caramel, past prime hops and grain. Medium caramel dry finish. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcinG (396) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Pomaranczowe z lekkim metnawym osadem. Piana biala mala szybko opadajaca.karbonacja srednia. Dziwna mieszanka bitter z cytrusem. W tle rodzynki owoce ( brzoskwinia) i duzo cytrusow. Ok lecz mieszanka mi osobiscie do gustu nie przypadla.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (15416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange golden colour with a huge most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of bitter fruity hops, resins, peach. Taste of intense bitter hops, zest, peach, resins, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5169) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2016
I like the idea behind this beer. An English style, reimagined in America reimagined again in England. Looks good too, very stable head. But the aroma misses much panache. Not very hoppy nor very malty or delicate. Taste is much better, nice juicy bitterness, lasting. Very quaffable. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SVD (1315) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
Bottle at home, orange beer medium head. Aroma is citrus, caramel. Taste is citrus, bitter, hint of soap. not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
mile (3771) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Golden, hazy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish aroma, caramel and some toffee, light fruitiness - light notes of banana (?), faint - light herbal/citrus hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish flavor, some caramel and toffee, light fruitiness and herbal/citrus hoppyness. Finish is short to average, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light - some caramel and light toffee, light fruitiness herbal hoppyness. More strong ale than a bitter. Way too much caramel and toffee.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BeerNinjaUK (213) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle from Ocado. Pours medium amber with shallow white head. Aroma of raisins and sweet mandarin. Taste comes across strongly of port, with string alcoholic flavours and a long bitter finish. Quite original for something trying to be American IPA, but not to my tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1912) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - FEB 29, 2016
Bottle 33cl. Poured into a shaker glass. Clear medium amber, small half-way lasting off-white head, good lacing; aroma pale malt, light fruity, bubblegum, caramel, pine; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, bready, aftertaste bittersweet, herbal notes, bit dusty, dry finish; smooth and mild mouthfeel, medium body, oily texture, average carbonation; for sure not an APA but a pleasant mild IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2016
Not very bitter at all for a beer that claims to be an American-style IPA. Very subtle hop taste.

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