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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Bramling X

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

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


HenrikSoegaard's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (10367) - Randers, - MAY 18, 2011
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Light malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (2810) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
(backlog) Draft at beer temple. Orange pour with tan head. Sweet fruity, with bitter earthy aromas. Flavors are lightly bitter, with an earthiness but also has a sweet fruit jam like quality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 28, 2014
Bottle from the brewery, drunk at home 11th June 2011 with tashi - IPA is Dead set #1 tasting. This one is nicely balanced with blackcurrant and apple hints.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1583) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 17, 2014
Backlog, vertical tasting of all 4 in the Beer Temple (tap), shortly after release. Golden to amber color, white head. Aroma’s: mild, aromatic hops, malts, caramel, with hints of roasted malt and fruit candy retronasal. Flavor is slightly herbal and moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Slowly builds to a firm bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog, tried at a Brewdog tasting. Bottle from Systembolaget. One of the better that was offered in this 4-pack (Citra, Nelson, Sorachi and Bramling.)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr mild fruchtig bitter nach exotischen Früchten.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
txolo (154) - SPAIN - DEC 28, 2013
Dulce, floral, fesca, muy intensa, algo dulce, agradable, no especialmente amarga, buena sensación en boca, al cabo de un rato, tras haberla servido, huele y sabe a madera

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jolo (870) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle 33cl. A hazy amber colour with an off-white head. An aroma of caramel, lemon and black-currant. The taste is medium sweet and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6041) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy nose with caramel, treacle, toffee, honey, orange peel, black-currant and hints of resin. Fruity, hoppy taste with notes of citrus, orange peel, marmalade, caramel, treacle toffee, resin, black-currant, a touch of ginger in the background and a generous citric, spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 1, 2013
330 ml bottle sampled in 2011. Pretty clear, golden body with a nice, dense off-white head. Fruity aroma, citric, blackcurrant, wine gum and slightly soapy. Flavor is sweet and fruity, balanced bitterness, fine malt base with some caramel. A bit unusually in aroma and flavor but pleasant. Medium body and bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (2542) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
Tap at O’Haras, Tampere. Originally rated 2011. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Hops, fruits and malts.


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