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Brewed by Broughton
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Biggar, Scotland
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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cask, special
A New IPA-chestnut brown with a fruity aroma and delicious hoppy aftertaste


Armenian5b's rating

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Armenian5b (5) - - MAR 25, 2013
Delicious chestnut brown colour with a beautiful aroma of spicy fruit, melon and wood. Really smooth and easy drinking with a lot of bitterness. Absolutely stunning.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjsint (1214) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
Cask at the Cavens Arms, Dumfries. Mid-gold with an impressively huge off-white head. Apples, jasmine, cereal grain and iced tea dominate the aroma. Sweet, fruity and slightly medicinal taste. Very bitter finish. The light natural carbonation in perfect. A great cask IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrJamesMcEwan (114) - SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2015
* Bottle. Pours hazy brown, with a white head. * Aroma is lovely malty & hoppy, fruitcake, orange, with caramel. * Palate is full body, dry, medium carbonation, very fine bubbles. * Taste is very rich, sour fruit, biscuit, hoppy, bitter. * Finish is very dry and refreshing, spicy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8371) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from Tesco, it pours clear deep amber-brown with a decent off-white head. The nose is earthy, toasty pine, varnish, light caramel, orange, nut and lychee. The taste is bitter-sweet, caramel, resin, varnish, brown bread, earth, pine, light alcohol, stewed orange and pepper with a dry, earthy finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Nice to see this these guys do a high abv job. Good boost.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mahkus (65) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle from Sainsburys. Good head. Dark amber colour beer and head really. Malty aroma. Bitter going down.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cokemonkey11 (120) - - FEB 21, 2015
Dark Bottle, pours medium amber with a perfect head. Smell is distinctly malty for an IPA. Taste is medium sweet, well hopped, and maltiness to match aroma. Caramel notes. Palette is dense and viscous but feels light from carbonation. Great.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (661) - SCOTLAND - JAN 7, 2015
Pale, very slightly hazy golden beer with a thick frothy head. Smells lightly of lemon. Flavour is a sharp, hoppy hit with the malt underpinning it to balance it out. There’s a sour, fruity taste in there as well which almost goes too far for me but they pull it back just in time. I wish I’d had it colder but otherwise it’d right up my alley.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (6199) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle ambrata buona schiuma piuttosto persistente lieve toffee buona note maltate lieve legno secchezza megia buon smaro lieve agrumata note biscottate

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaKeAFC (663) - ITALY - DEC 26, 2014
50 cl bottle, nice design. While opening this damn thing almost exploded, made a mess on the floor and a good 10% of the bottle has flown away. Copper to orange color. Strong smell of UK hops. Aroma is very hoppy with caramel malts and an enormous load of english bitter hops, fruity overtones, mostly candy orange. Taste intensely bitter still balanced. Spicy finish, dry but also smooth. Incredibly soft carbonation, evidently it went all out of the bottle. Good hoppy IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (302) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - NOV 26, 2014
Absolutely superb. Lovely hopp, hopy hoppy. I see qhat they mean by the ’ quadruple amount of hops’. Very dry and quenching at same time. Would cut through food no bother. Certainly appreciated it myself, without al the fruity florally takeover thats in the American take on this kind of stuff. Wish I’d given it a 5 for palate now.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rostosto (31) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
Hoppy and a very Scottish style beer to boot. A unique thing in terms of Scottish beer. Usually we are presented with malts and stout flavours in typical scotch beers and this beer doesn’t comprise these when adding this level of hops. Very rich on the palate and flavour. This won’t be to everybody’s taste due to the lack of floral capacity of modern American ipa’s that we’re all getying used to and all credit to Broughton for it. An old fashioned IPA with a distinct modern twist. Judge for yourself! Interesting beer!


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