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


on tap

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RATINGS: 103   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (43243) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle 50cl.
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, toffee. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (170508)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7724) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2008
(Bottle, Monk’s Café, Stockholm) Amber colour with lasting, rocky, beige head. Fruity nose with orange, apricots and earthy hops. Fruity taste with notes of dried apricots, orange peel, caramel, biscuity malt and earthy hops in a fairly dry finish. Perfectly balanced. Nice bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (33990) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Bottled at Ølfestival, Århus, 2008. A golden beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel, and so is the flavor, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2008
Warm orange with a hoppy aroma, but also malt and metal. The flavour has notes of malt, fruity hops, citrus and a light bitterness and a hint of metal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2008 Bottle. Golden with a small white head. Spicy and apricot fruity aroma. Dry malty flavour with toffee and that apricot hop in the finish. really quite bitter, and working very well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10411) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweet and fruity with floral hops and caramel notes. Finishes bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2008
Århus2008. 50 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow with a lacing white head. Mild fruity and light spiced aroma. Flavour is dry hoppy with a light fruity note and solid bitterness into the finish. Dry far finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle. Clear amber, smallish head. Sweet nose, hints of honey, metal and hay. Tastes sweet, some metal, floral and honey notes. Not convincing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (22991) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2007
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Clear amber, firm head. Hay aroma. Medium dry wit clean, runded mouthfeel Medium bodied with a good amount of hops. Salty pleasantly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2007
Honeyed malt nose. Pours amber with a fluffy white head. Flavour is more honey malt with some citrus and a slightly metallic astringency hiding in the background. Finshes bitter with a little more of that metal, which detracts. Otherwise a good bitter.

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