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

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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 finish…perfectly engineered!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2591) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 5, 2011
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: golden orange, small snow white head. Aroma: some initial sweetness that makes way for hops and a nice maltiness. Flavour: Perfume hops, quite bitter, good malt backbone with a nice long black tea finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle from Maruhn, Darmstadt
Hazy amber-copper color; small-sized creamy head. The malt and hop arma, very light, is covered by a stronger smell of vegetables and cabbage, not rare in English bottles; also, refined white sugar; somehow perfumy. Still, the aroma is better than the flavor, where there is just some dry and dusty caramel (how can they rate the sweetness 4.5/5.0 on the label???), and more vegetables. Low bitterness. Confused.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
50 cl bottle, Sheffield, UK. Hazy iced-tea colour, frothy long lasting head. Sweet clove aroma, with some underlying citrus. Balanced bittersweetness then sweet caramel with some resin on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanLaursen (2731) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
Really nice orange-colured British IPA with discreet but endearing scents of citrus, pine and hops. Very well balanced maltbase - and a super-refreshing taste. More forthcoming than many of its American cousins.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgreb (397) - Marburg, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2011
bottle - hazy amber orange beer with an off-white head. Nice fresh and citrus hops aroma with grassy notes. Flavour has a decent bitterness and a sufficient maltiness. Medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 5, 2010
cask at cloisters ... brown copper ... light off white head ... soft mellon hop nose...ssweet malty toffee ... juicy ...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (11884) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2010
Bottled (BZ, BB 01/2011)
Clear amber color, decent creamy off-white head. Yeasty, pine, pineapple, bread, citrus in the nose. Medium-bodied. Flavor is similar: a bit yeastyness, citrus, bread, spruce, fruity hoppyness. Very British bitter and the best Butcombe beer so far I’ve rated.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7012) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle picked up at Bellingers, Jet Garage, Grove, Nr Wantage, Oxon, consumed 28-07-10 Pours dark gold, amber with white head. Lacks in aroma but there is some malt. I didn’t mind this but not really in the vein of an IPA at all, quite earthy, malty, some hops and fruit. A6 A3 T7 P3 Ov13 3.2

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
patrick767 (3394) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 20, 2010
cask at Guildford Arms - Pours copper-orange and mostly clear with a mild aroma of bready malt and some hops. The flavor is of sweet, bready malt with a little bit of citrus. It’s mildly bitter. Not bad.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (9829) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and hops.


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