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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: 190   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2011

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, lemon, dusty hops, UK hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration, fruity sweet citrus, light sweet licorice notes, blackcurrant - blackberry notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110518]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 7, 2011
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is slight peachy and slight citrusy. Grapefruity. Peachy and citrusy flavoured. Bitter and lingering fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34715) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 5, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, hops, and flowers. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, fruits, and bread, leading to a bitter finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (26209) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
Draught at Ølbaren. Clear orange red coloured with a medium sized white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity flavour of caramel, liquorice, hops and grass. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (25472) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 7, 2011
Bottled@Kaisla, Helsinki. Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruits, caramel and mild alcohol along with some mild spices. Flavour is apple, caramel, alcohol, some sweet fruits and mild alcohol as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 6, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear deep golden with a creamy off-white head. Greasy and fruity hop aroma. Medium body, some sweet caramel, strange licorice notes from the hops and a good and bitter finish. I had feared the worst from the Brmling X hops but they’re actually pretty inoffensive. Not very interesting though. 050411

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23732) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
Bottled. Cloudy pale amber, brief head. Evident hay and orange aroma. Mid sweet with rounded mouthfeel and above medium body. Pleasant flavour of sugar, hay and orange. Marked bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23393) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2011
Draft @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy and weak earthy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy earthy bitter flavor with hints of citrus. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
19th February 2011
Clear amber beer, little white head. Light and semi soft palate, a little dry. Rich earthy and spicy hops. A trace of orange marmalade underneath. Some creamy malt forms a base. Finishes with more earthy spicy hops. A bit different this IPA and a great showcase for Brambling Cross.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2011 golden amber ... thin white ... light grassy ... soft fruits ... dry bitter ... juicy hop ... light citrus ... light dry linger ... melllow easy ... 3.3 golden amber ... thin white head ... some thin blackcurrant hop nose ... sweet juicy hops ... quite bitter ... light drying ... thin grassyness ... soft toffe malt ...light medicinal tones 3.2

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