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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Bramling X

 (RETIRED)
overall
89
77
style
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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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.


Rune's rating

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7346) - Tromsø, - APR 15, 2011
330ml bottle bought at Euston Tap in London and carried back home. Huge, frothy head with a solid stand. A very slight haze to an amber-gold body. Rather mild aroma of leafy hops and sweet malts. Grass fruity hops in flavour added by slightly tart berries. Whiff of bitterness to the ending. Ok (shared with Finn, 14.04.2011)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1419) - 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 (608) - 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 (5300) - 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 (843) - 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 (5845) - 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 (4312) - 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 (2174) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2013
Rated 9.4.2011 at HBF. Transferring here. No Text review available so this is a placeholder.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Malty and hoppy nose. Slightly hazy golden color. Slightly sweet hoppy taste. Some fruitiness too. At the end hop bitterness.


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