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Brodies Californian

 (RETIRED)
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88
style
Formerly brewed at Brodies
Style: American Pale Ale
London, England

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask and bottle: Occasional.
How hoppy can we make an ale? Here’s your answer. Three and a half grams of west coast Chinook hops per PINT!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (6016) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Cask at Craven Arms; clear golden yellow pour with a thin white head, aroma has light pine and a citrus, taste has grapefruit, very fresh and nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3834) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
Cask@craven arms, Birmingham. Pale straw beer with small head. Aroma of citrus, malts and floral notes. Taste is pretty much the same, decent stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (11560) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2015
Cask at Old Coffee House. Back from the dead. It pours clear golden with a small white head. The nose is juicy orange citrus, peach, nectarine, candy, earth and wood. The taste is pleasantly bitter, earthy Chinook hops, pine, oily hop, varnish, citrus rind and pepper with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Very drinkable indeed. Has that classic Brodies high hoppage cask ale character. Punchy, yet refreshing bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 21, 2013
Plus exotique que la Citra, plus de longueur et plus puissante. Goûtée au fût.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
I really like the variety that London’s new Brodie’s Brewery has to offer. I decided on the Californian IPA, where they boast, "How hoppy can we make an ale? Here’s your answer. Three and a half grams of west coast Chinook hops per PINT!" A - Pours a hazy golden orange with what looks like medium carbonation and a nice creamy but thin head. S - Orange zest, west coast hops, nice sweet malt balance ,and some grass T - Pine, orange peel (bitter orange), hops and the sweet malty backbone comes through in the nicely balanced sweet adn clean aftertaste. M &D - Smooth and very nice and creamy texture. Lovely carbonation with small but lively bubbles. Drinkable enough but plenty of other IPA’s I would rather drink more of. Very nice offering from a small young brewery which I will be checking out more of in the future.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Cask at the Brodies Bunny Basher Festival, King William IV, 1st May 2011. Clear yellow. Hoppy nose. Grainy pilsner-esque taste combined with a grassy fresh hop presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (20240) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2012
RBESG 2011 day 1 at the King William ... .. golden amber ... thin white head ... soft passion fruit nose ... big zezty fruit pine ... light lemon

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2011
Cask@the Bodega, Newcastle upon Tyne. Golden looks with a medium creamy white head. Promising nose packed full of fragrant hop and citrus, as was the gently sweet flavour which showed off the chinook to great effect. Very drinkable with decent body and a very tidy bitter finish. Well worth a look.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12554) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2011
RBESG August 2011, King William IV. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus and peach. Dry and fruity flavour with citrus hops and a good bitterness

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerViking (3848) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2011
Gold, faint haze, Lacy head, peach, lemon and a little antiseptic on nose, initially fruity yet bitter, with a faint hint of boiled cabbage. Dry bitter finish.


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