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


on tap

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RATINGS: 101   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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12585) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
Cask conditioned at The Bell, Banbury. Copper amber with white head. Sharp hoppy bitter, quite drying with just a hint of tinny, metallic hops but this is only short lived as the citric notes take over. Full in body with a darkish, chocolate background, a really chunky full bitter. Pretty reasonable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bobinlondon (1280) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2009
Handpulled at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. Amber with a good white unsparkled head. Good body and fresh pepperty goldings/fuggles. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
On tap in the Boat, Redbrook. Amber colour. Thin white head. Slight hoppiness in the flavour. Sweeter than an IPA should be. Closer to an ESB I feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2009
Cask at the new crown. Alround rating: Pale and slightly richer malt start, grassy, citrus but mainly floral hop dominate. Easily drinkable if a bit boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SaintMatty (6469) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2009
Cask (Wetherspoons, Woking) - Dark golden/amber in colour. Lightly hoppy aroma with citrus notes standing out. Refreshing and lightly hoppy taste with some light grapefruit and peach notes. The finish is not so strong but the taste lingers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2009
Cask at ’Spoons, Milton Keynes. Amber with a white head. Virtually no aroma, perhaps some floral hop. Strong, oily hoppy taste with some grain. An oddly mushy finish. ’Authentic IPA’ said the pumpclip optimistically.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 29, 2008
Botella. Clear deep golden with a medium white head. Fair lacing. Nice hoppy aroma. Good mouthfeel. The flavopur is not as hoppy as I hoped but the mild bitter hoppiness with some flowers is pleasant along with the citrus and soft sweetness. Mild bit sweet hoppy bitterfinish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (15230) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
50cl bottle @ VinensVerden, Odense. Pours clear gold with a creamy white foam. Nose is vaguely hoppy & floral. Taste is crisp, floral & citrussy with a caramel malty background. Ok & enjoyable!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3715) - Vadum, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2008
Clear maber of color with an off-white head. An aroma of apples, hops and caramel. A flavor of hops, malt, apples and sweet bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2008
(Bottle 50 cl) Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of nuts and caramel. Medium body with sweet fruits and caramel. Rather clean and lightly bitter finish. Solid and classical ESB. 021108

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