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

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RATINGS: 92   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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29850) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Maria (10176) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11280) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2008
Clear amber with medium off white head. Sweet and fruity with floral hops and caramel notes. Finishes bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (32241) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebeertourist (4904) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19975) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
johninmelb (1126) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
downender (6526) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2007
Bottle. Another Brunel-themed beer. Aroma was of caramel with citrus and floral hops. Flavours of marmalade and grapefruit before a long bitter finish. Very pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Amber, orange with a cream head. Aromas are toffee and caramel malts with spiced oranges. Fresh and floral with some bitter lemon. Flavours are sweet toffee matls with Autumn fruit and a good amount of grapefruit. Bittter on the finish. A good fruity, hoppy IPA.


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