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

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Available bottled year round.
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 finishÖperfectly engineered!


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
undercurrent25 (1463) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2013
Pours a brown colour, taste is malty and toffee like, an ok beer but a bit of a dissapointment and uninspiring

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wimpyjoe (4346) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2013
Smooth textured light copper coloured ale with a disappearing bubbly head. Has a good identifiably pale ale aroma with a small fruitiness. Itís more stubborn in its flavour and has a graininess. Slips down the palate with ease.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Desverger (2266) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2012
(cask@Rake Barís Bristol Beer Festival) Amber with a beige head with medium lacing. Malt and caramel with a medium/light body. Ok to Average.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BlackHaddock (4034) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
500ml Bottle: best before 14 May 2013, poured into my Abbot Ale glass tankard on 12 Aug 2012. Chestnut brown and clear body: on top a huge foaming crown of off-white bubbles. Solid hop nose with mild malt undertones: an understated aroma, but got stronger as the beer warmed (Iíd cooled it in the fridge). The taste was interesting: hop bitterness countered by some malty sweetness (caramel and toffee notes): The body was well balanced and the 5% ABV suited the brew nicely. Iíll certainly have this again if I see it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zvikar (3565) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2012
Pours rusty to amber with a decent head, lots of carbo, maltish aroma with some biscuits and floral tones, flavor of malt, herby to floral hops, low sweetness, citrus skin, medium bodied

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerenmk (2526) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks Tomer G. VEry clear copper with a thin white film. Sweet, malty, a little honey aroma. Rich, delicate bitter taste, malty and round. Smooth, light body, a little sweet finish. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6242) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks Tomer G. Clear deep golden-copper. Aroma of earthy hops, a bit of minerals and malt. Sweetish flavor with malt, a tiny bit of caramel and some earthy hops bitterness. Medium-bodied.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1423) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2012
50cl bottle. Clear brown, filtered with small to medium white head. Nose : caramel, grains, some nuts. Fruity banana , orange and peach. Watermelon. Sip : low density , oily texture with tingling carbonation. Little sweet cake, with interesting bitter taste. The bitterness is a good balance between delicate coffee and dominating grapefruit. And I must confirm itís easy to drink. Great blend. Itís a big shame itís just so little alcohol in it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jonb5 (386) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2011
Half pint. Copper colour, very clear. One finger head which the beer retained well. Light corky soapy hoppy smell. Very bitter, light smoky fruity aftertaste. Medium mouthfull. Overall ok but not world class.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1400) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2011
Tasted this in the Saltcot, Saltcoats (JDW) in March 2008. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear red amber in colour with a thin creamy white head. Clear dusty hop in the short aroma. thin but creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Digestive biscuit malt with citric fruit notes of lemon and orange peel. Dusty hops give a big presence in the resiny aftertaste. Finish is well robust with strong malty overtones. Excellent session ale.


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