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


on tap

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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, - JAN 14, 2013
bottle, lovely hops aroma, mainly citrusy golden, clear, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, quite smooth drinkable, full body, slick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish, very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonb5 (386) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2014
330ml bottle, poured into La Chouffe tulip. A: Bronze, apple juice like in appearance, clear with a small head and a minimal amount of lacing. S: American citrus hops (Cascade and Simcoe) and laced with a note of Vanilla, which leads me to Saaz hop but I could be wrong. T: Grapefruit and other citrus fruits with the gummi bears I always think of while drinking an APA. Finish was long, bitter and lingering, but this eased off towards the end. M: Slightly heavy body, low to minimal amount of carbonation. O: Billed as an American style IPA, but to my palate it was more of an English Pale/Indian Pale Ale or APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (670) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours a clear orangey golden color topped with decent white head. Initially fruity and citrusy aroma which develops to a more caramely later on. The taste is slightly sweet with decent bitterness in the finish. Slight metallic feel in the aftertaste, but nothing too unpleasant. Very nice, extra smooth and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daniele (5595) - ITALY - SEP 5, 2014
Bottle leggermente ambrata schiuma media media persistenza biscotto lieve marmellata shrume amaro medio non molto secca un tocco floreale finale luppolato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (497) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle - bright amber with a bubbly beige head that quickly bubbles away. Aroma of grass, ripe fruits, toasted malt and coriander seeds. Taste of toasty malts, fruit, grassy hops and a malty backbone. Medium bitterness to finish. Medium and fairly dry body with a medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mr_Pink_152 (939) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2014
330ml bottle from Morrisons. Gold colour with white head. Aroma has malt as well as citrus hops. Taste has more hops, but more malt, and toffee.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (6247) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle @ Home. Pours light golden with a small white head. Aroma of light malt, little butter, some grassy hops, light citrus. Flavor mlt, light caramel, grassy hops, light pine. Thin to medium body, average carboantion, light bitter finish. 240814

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SilverfoX (375) - 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 (121) - 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 (4442) - 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 (4442) - 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.

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