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

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RATINGS: 95   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 finish…perfectly engineered!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gary (1630) - Brentford ,London , Texas, Somerset, 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 (4169) - 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 (9197) - 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 (1703) - 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 (869) - 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

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NosirIwont (2119) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber-orange with an off-white head. A dash of lacing. Hoppy aroma; pine, a bit of citrus and remote candy-like notes. Fruity notes as it warms, taking over from the hops and becoming more tart berry-like as warming progresses. Malty flavour with hops mucking about here and there. Slight wooden notes and a bit of fruity notes as well. Dry finish with a lingering mild to medium bitterness and notes of grass. 05-12-09.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Case (299) - GERMANY - NOV 12, 2009
Pours a golden color with minimal off-white head. Very inviting aroma of bread, biscuits and fruits, apricots and oranges. Taste is grassy, bready and fruity. More apricots, some grapefruit and oranges. Slightly hoppy, slightly sweet, light body. Great IPA!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (399) - Offenbach, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2009
50cl dark brown glass bottle. Color of this IPA is cloudy amber, very small light beige head. Appealing aroma of oranges, hops and some malt - characteristic of IPA. Hops are also prominent in the flavor, again with citrus fruit notes. Medium bitter finish. Eminently drinkable - a very good, very typical IPA style beer from Bristol.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8676) - GERMANY - AUG 9, 2009
(bottle) Hazy, amber colour with a short slightly beige foamy head. Citrus-fruity and woody hoppy aroma with moderately sweet cara-malt in the background. Bitter and slightly sweet flavour, almost medium bodied with a calm carbonation. Good pale and cara-malty base with fruity hints (citrus, pears) and a drying out hops character towards the sweet-bitter finish. Easy going Ale (09.VIII.09).


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