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Broughton Clipper I.P.A.

Brewed by Broughton
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Biggar, Scotland


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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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Cask; Regular.
A light coloured, crisp-tasting, well-hopped ale bearing all the hallmarks of the "Indian Pale Ales". Gold medal winner in Scottish SIBA competition 2008. A clean tasting, refreshing malt flavour overlaid with a strong hop character and clean hop bitter aftertaste.
Challenger, Fuggles and Hallertau Brewers’ Gold hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2014
Cask at The Other Place. Clear amber body with a tight off-white head. Sticky lacing. Aroma of grass and stewed tea. Flavour of bitter earth, blood orange and tannic tea. Medium body with an oily texture. Faint carbonation prickle. A very drinkable IPA with good bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3880) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
Poured clear golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malt. Light body, flavour of pine, malt slight citrus fruit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
AshtonMcCobb (3115) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 9, 2014
On tap t Cafe Royal. Appearance - a dark golden with a nice head. Nose - unfortunately a little bit of butterscotch and then some astringent malt. Taste - more of the same. Some grapefruit eventually comes through. Palate - medium bodied with a lack of refreshment generally. Overall - not an IPA at least in the modern sense of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nulptr (114) - SCOTLAND - SEP 14, 2013
cask at Bennett’s. golden, lightly hopped IPA with a mild bitter finish. sessionable if not exactly moreish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
niquillis (1290) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours golden, lightly hopped IPA. Pleasant enough golden session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (12243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Cask at the Cleveland Arms, London. Leaves on the nose with hints of toasty malts and faint berries. Light sweet flavor with some dry citrus, modest leafy hops, some dry grass, a bit of toast. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Great balance. Dry berries to finish, light tosty sugars, twigs and leaves. Yeah, it’s a standard bitter/golden ale, but given the optimal condition here and now, this is about as good as this beer can be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (986) - ENGLAND - APR 13, 2012
Cask. A frosty golden beer with a nice lasting white top. Crisp toffee notes and strawberry in the nose. Strawberries and cream right through the body of the drink with fresh kiwi. Not much of a finish, besides a freshness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
flying_pig (1030) - SCOTLAND - MAR 23, 2012
Cask (Pint):
Quite a hoppy aroma to begin with, along with some summer fruit smells and a touch of grassy hop. There was a little lemon and citrus too.
Crystal clear, well almost and very light coloured amber with a pinky sized, foamy white head that has good retention.
Grassy hops & summer fruits, some dried fruits and berry. There is also a bit of citrus and a rather bitter finish that wasn’t exactly to my liking and the beer itself was rather bland.
Smooth but flat. There is a lot of bitter towards the tail end and the finish is a dry one.

Being not much of a cask fan, again I found this offering to be pretty bland tasting and flat as well as well below average.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 15, 2012
On cask at the Guildford Arms. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. Aroma of caramel, yeast and grassy hops. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Not particularly hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mr_h (3167) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2012
Cask by handpump at State Bar, Glasgow (23 Feb 2012) - lightly hopped, clear dark golden ale, fruity taste, quite smooth with no sweet or bitter aftertaste

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