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Brass Castle Sunshine

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Brewed by Brass Castle
Style: American Pale Ale
Malton, England

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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our trial take on the ’winter warmer’. An East Yorks version of the fashionable US West Coast hop-forward IPA. Bitterness is balanced by malt sweetness in our IPA and dry-hopping rounds out the aroma. Three hop types in this one, to justify the ’sunshine-in-a-glass’ claim. Just what you need to brighten a grey winter day!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Towey1989 (607) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. A clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, some mango, slight nuttiness, caramel, resin and subtle earthy hops. Taste of grapefruit, orange marmalade, peach, subtle apricot, caramel, resin and slight alcohol. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A dry but fruity, resinous hop bitterness in the finish. A good APA, great marmalade, resin and malty flavours. Enjoyable but I have had better.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simongladding (10) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2015
Impressive aroma as soon as opened cap, floral & citrus in glass. Hop bitterness throughout, almost vegetal I thought. Enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
23rd April 2015: 500ml bottle BBE of Sep 2015. Poured into a UK pint sleeve at home. Slight haze to the orange/amber body, on top a full uneven white foam blanket. Hops all the way and very bitter with a hidden malty backbone that fails to temper the hop bitterness too greatly. I really liked it, the wife not so. Strangely I was talking to my daughter who lives in California while I was drinking this beer: it could have been brewed where she lives in Orange County such was the hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (2119) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
Gravity at the Guisborough Beer Festival. Amber with an off white frothy head. Promising sweet pineapple hoppy aroma. The flavour is sweet with tropical notes and some bitterness in the finish. Syrupy texture. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beersiveknown (3950) - NORTHERN IRELAND - APR 11, 2015
Bottle from alesela
bright amber with cream lacing. Fruity candy sugar, brown sugar cubes and rum. Full bodied, sweet, slightly astringent, tannic herbal hops. Dry finish. Medium bodied with low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
At Craft 100 150402. Clear golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Fresh tropical fruit aroma, pine, woody notes, some mango. Pretty much the same in the flavor. resh and with a nice bitterness. Good beer..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
Draft at Craft 100 April 2015 - London. Pours clear gold with a creamy, white head. The nose holds minerals and ripe citrus. Medium sweet flavor with some lemon and orange, light piney resin, pale bread, hay. Medium bodied with fine carbonation; good condition. Lightly resinous on the finish with more ripe and juicy citrus fruits, simple pale bread. Very decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15068) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
5.7% Cask gravity at Planet Thanet BF 2015. Clear gold lasting white head. Grapefruit and mango aroma. Tropical fruit led apa. Very likeable very drinkable. Some bitter hop on the finish. Delicious tropical fruit. Good condition. Beer of the day so far.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
Cask at Craft 100. Hazy orange, still, small foamy white head. Aroma is plasticky, lime and orange, paint stripper. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is astringent and pithy with lime, flowers, leaves, straw and a light bitterness. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (9033) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Cask gravity at Craft 100. It pours clear amber with a soft, fluffy white head. The nose is bitter-sweet, juicy, varnish, toasty, earth, orange sponge cake and marmalade. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy, varnish, pine, resin, pepper, grapefruit, muffin, resin, toasty brown bread and booze with a dry finish. Medium+body and fine carbonation. Solid.


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