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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: 28   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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!


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (37269) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2015

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Brass Castle Sunshine ].
[ Trade by cgarvieuk ]. Clear medium yellow - amber orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, toffee, moderate hoppy, marmelade. Flavor is moderate sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, burnt sugar - malt bitter, sharp almost harsh, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150117]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wimpyjoe (5109) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Cask @ Dirty Dicks, Halifax. Golden with a thick creamy head. Strong tasting with tropical fruits struggling but evident in both its aroma and taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (5176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2015
Cask at the old black bull, Preston. Pours clear gold, thin cream-coloured head. Light peach aromas, caramel. Taste is more peach, light toffee notes. Medium body, sticky finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3564) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2015
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Amber brown, massive foamy head. Grain hop aroma. Sickly sweet hoppy malt flavour. Hoppy aftertaste. Very unbalanced. Disappointing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chrisv10 (11918) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle, 5.7%. SLightly hazy amber/orange with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, biscuit, oak and a little dark fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, little biscuit, medium sweet, hop, toasted and medium bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (12444) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy orange with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and moderate hoppy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170115

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ItyMeuh (36) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 11, 2014
A really enjoyable pint(s) at the Southern in Edinburgh. Full of flavour and still quite drinkable. Not a winter warmer, really, but tasty nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (5351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 2, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Pours amber, nose is sweet toffee, taste is rich, chewy toffee, peach.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1133) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2014
500ml bottle, pours clear golden brown with a small white head.. Caramel and biscuity malts, citrussy hop, orange marmalade, wet grass. medium sweetness, lightly bitter, sweet fruity aftertaste. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, A good, quite sweet APA.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sad24 (199) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 At the whippet arms in York. Great white head. Slightly dark. Very hoppy and fruity. Strong alcohol taste.


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