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

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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12547) - 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 (7408) - 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 (3570) - 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 (11121) - DENMARK - JUN 19, 2010
Bottle. Clear amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit and hops.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1390) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2010
It was kinda ironic that as I drank this I watched on TV, Michael Portilo the former politician visit the Burton Bridge brewery to showcase their contribution of IPA in the world . This beer i was drinking was not an IPA . I seem to say that alot with UK beer. Not an IPA in the American way or the old skool Burton bridge character. This beer looked attractive ,big beige head and orange’ish base. Notes of chewey caramel ..musty apple ester..some vanilla and a roasted nuttiness. Citrus hops . Just dull but ok and nothing to do with IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
50 cl bottle, shared with Roger and Bjørnar. Dark golden color, very moderate head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy. Flavor is a bit sweet, malty and has ok bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tkrjukoff (4058) - SWEDEN - APR 20, 2010
Pours amber brown with thin white head. Grapefruit, caramel-sweet fruity aroma. Low carbonation. Flavor of grapefruit, hartz, bitter hops, a bit acidy. Rich on the palate with sour/bitter hops and finish is very nice, long and bitter hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8853) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2010
Bottle: Light amber coloured,hazy, small but persistent creamy off-white head; moderate hoppy-fruity nose with a malty-toasty background; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, almost medium bodied; lingerig - slightly "medical" - dryish- hoppy and fruity-malty finish. Fine U.K. brew......

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardW (1511) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2010
Cask, Kings Head, Carlisle. A dangerously drinkable 5 percent-er! Really pleasant flavour, lovely malty full flavour, russet-red appearance, fresh hops detectable in the nose and a lovely smooth finish. Mighty good.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
renffisch (808) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2009
draught at wibers wim. Dark amber. Thin white head, on lace. Clean smooth start, nice strong bitter after taste. Lovely pint x


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