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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Bramling X

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Good old Bramling Cross is elegant, refined, assured, (boring) and understated. Understated that is unless you hop the living daylights out of a beer with it. This is Bramling Cross re-invented and re-imagined and shows just what can be done with English hops if you use enough of them. Poor Bramling Cross normally gets lost in a woeful stream of conformist brown ales made by sleepy cask ale brewers. But not anymore. This beer shows that British hops do have some soul, and is a fruity riot of blackberries, pears, and plums. Reminds me of the bramble, apple and ginger jam my grandmother used to make.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (4951) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 30, 2011
33 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Kahdet Kasvot, Tampere. Rated on 14.04.2011
Tasted in a vertical with other three Dead IPAs, this was worst. Butter-like, a bit bitter. Not sweet, somewhat fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7039) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle that Craig left with me, consumed at home Thursday 27th October 2011, cheers Craig. Pours light amber, touch hazy with white head, some sweetness on the nose. This really has an American IPA feel about it, soft in mouth, punchy hops, never knew that Bramling X could be so good. Gentle citrus tun into a surge of citrus, Loz gets freshly laundered clothing on nose. Lovely beer. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1095) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
Gedronken bij dutchdrebus, kleur is oranje, niet helder, wit tot creme kleurig schuim, ruikt hoppig, minder dan nelson sauvin, smaakt hoppig, best bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3491) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2011
Hazy orange colour with a big off-white head. Not as fresh as the nelson sauvin one, bit round, fruity, hoppy. Tastes round, not that fresh, hoppy but not that fruity. Good carbo, medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
12HundredBaud (262) - Sausalito, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
33cl. bottle from a local beer retailer. It pours a very hazy amber liquid with a medium thinly white head that leaves a little lacing. The aroma is fresh and obviously very hoppy, bitter, with grass, herbs, spices, a little pine, citron (mostly lemon, but also a little grapefruit), licorice and grapefruit along with hints of caramel and yeast. It tastes likewise, maltier than it smells, the licorice now revealing itself completely. It is being low-medium sweet, high bitter and medium sour. In the mouth it feels a little lively carbonated (little bubbles), oily, with a slightly thinning medium body and a dry bitter and sour finish, with a lemony and herbal aftertaste with hints of licorice. Presentation rocks (as always with Brewdog) for an OK beer; bramling cross is not the most celebrated hop because there is much more interesting stuff out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 6, 2011
La mas floja del pack.Esta bien para enjuagar la boca antes de beber el resto.Buena retencion,Bramling x lúpulo elegante .a veces apetece.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheCametron (1592) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle. Pretty poor all-in-all. Smelled funky and off. Looked fine. Tasted funky and off. Not good,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BenH (2022) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle. Aroma has some mild fruitiness with lots of malt, slightly vegetal. Taste is similar, quite earthy, ashy. Not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ljunkan (530) - SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
Slightly hazy orange color with a large beige-white head, some lacing. Aroma is nd fruity with berries, flowers and caramel. Flavour of flowers, fruit, berries, caramel. Rather sweet with a balanced bitterness. Mediumbodied with soft carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy and golden beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel, berries and blackberries. The flavor follows the nose with additional alcohol. The palate is sweetness with alcoholwarmth. Overall an average beer.

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