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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: 22   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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!


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ItyMeuh (33) - 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 (3544) - 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 (971) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sad24 (138) - GREAT YARMOUTH, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2014
At the whippet arms in York. Great white head. Slightly dark. Very hoppy and fruity. Strong alcohol taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1710) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Cask at Rutland Arms, Sheffield. Clear, orangey amber. Messy, bubbly, cream coloured head. Spicy, brûléed grapefruit. Light, earthy hop. Taste is fairly sweet. Chewy bitter. Palate is full, with some spiciness. Finishes bitter, with the sweetness hanging around. Tasty stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichTheVillan (3478) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Cask at the Craven Arms; clear amber thin frothy white head, pine, caramel, oily hop resin, quite fruity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamestulloch (1570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle from The Beerhive. Clear amber body with a medium off-white head. Low carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma of sour grain, blood orange and tea. Flavour of orange marmalade, earth and bitter green hops. Sour finish. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. Very hoppy, but the bitterness verges into sourness. Improves as it warms.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
s_hartshorne (1761) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2014
Cask west riding dewsbury. Golden thin beige head lacing. Great fruit salad aroma. Taste is great sweet malts fruit salad flavours good pine great hop bitter finish amazing balance. Good sticky body. Truly amaze balls.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jacamus (12) - Beverley, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Unfortunately it hadn't dropped clear, but of a hoppy soup in the glass. Aroma was very piney , with citrus undertones. Taste was intensely bitter with resin and pine. Smoothed out into some nice caramel and cinder toffee. Good mouthfeel, solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (3084) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Cask by gravity at Glasgow Beer Festival, The Briggait, Glasgow - hazy amber, strong piney, citrus aroma, no lacing, grapefruit, hops predominate in the flavour, some counterbalancing malty sweetness, lasting hoppy aftertaste


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