Brewed by Butcombe
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Wrington, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Bottle: Filtered
Originally released as a special as Brunel 200 IPA for the Brunel Birthday Celebrations in April 2006.
Brunel and his fellow engineers challenged our sense of what was possible, and in doing so changed the face of the world. Brunel IPA is a clean tasting, dry and hoppy, authentic recipe India Pale Ale. Amber in colour, full bodied with a bittersweet finish…perfectly engineered!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Erzengel (7889) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
*Old rating from 2010. Sweetish-malty, slightly floral, but a bit too sweetish. But nice and round.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mR_fr0g (9515) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle at home split with Sarah, picked up from Waitrose online. Light amber / golden coloured pour with a lasting thin off white head. Aroma is nutty malt, some caramel, sweet orange, bit of vanish / solvent and a little green apple ester. Some hay on the nose as well. Flavour is composed of dark burnt sugars, caramel, nutty malts and semi sweet sugars. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Pretty standard fare.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
huwbowles (7) - - DEC 26, 2014 does not count
A bit of a surprise for me to have this IPA tasting quite nice. Not that strong a hoppy taste so really nice for me

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arek (980) - Zielona Góra & Wrocław, POLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle 0,5 l, ASDA, Bournemouth, England, UK. Ciemnobursztynowe piwo z grubą i puszystą pianą. W smaku początkowo słodowe z chmielową goryczką na finiszu.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottled 20/09/14. An amber brown coloured beer with a white head. A really nicely balanced stronger fruity and hoppy bitter. Lovely fruits in the mouth. Excellent moreish flavours, Impressive ESB.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Cask at Royal Union. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, earthy and spicy hops with apple esters. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium to light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4128) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
Bottle from asda. Amber beer with small head. Aroma is mild malts and a touch of caramel. Taste is moderate bittering hops, a dash if caramel and some light raisin. Ok beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle; golden brown, moderate white head; aroma is malty; taste is cereals and bread, lightly toasted; yeast in the background; quite bitter; finish is quite long - more bread / cereal; fresh, thirst quenching and good; in a word: arable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2014
Poured medium amber with an off white head. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate, liquorice. Medium body, flavour is as the aroma, quite bitter, some light fruit hidden in the depths.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beeebon (404) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2014
A nice premium bitter this one, though not much like an IPA. Nicely balanced caramel malt with earthy hop bitterness. Also, for a bottled bitter it isn’t over carbonated and it has a nice slick texture. Yum!

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