Brewed at Brains

Style: Bitter
Luton, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 108   ABV: 3.6%
Cask: Regular.
The brand is owned by Interbrew but brewing is contracted out, currently to Brains (previously at Badger).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paulsutter (8) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 18, 2005 does not count
I dream about this IPA every since I had it on tap (cask) in a small pub near Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire. A light bitter (as I like it) with definite peachy finish. Possible a little thin, but wonderful for drinking on a hot evening.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 13, 2007
Cask (The Anchor, Cambridge) I’ve had some dodgy ones of this in my time, but this was surprisingly good. Dark copper coloured, thin head. Nutty and malty aroma. Taste to match, nuts joined with wood too. Rather flat. Very solid bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 3, 2005
Cask @ JDW The Windmill, Stansted Airport, UK. 30th May 2005
At £2.99 this is probably the most expensive pint I’ve had i Britain (so far). And I thought JDW had good prices... This is a nice well balanced session ale. More fruity than flowery, actually. Just hints of caramel and toffee. Quite bitter and semi long aftertaste. Not to hunt for but if available and in good condition, by all means have one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2007
Cask conditioned at the Aidensfield Arms, Goathland. This is a standard English bitter, not what you would think of as a well-hopped "IPA". Deep golden brown colour, low creamy head. Nice hoppy / fruity aroma. Smooth mouthfeel and flavour. Not very bitter at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (831) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2003
Well balanced nose with hops and malts, dark bronze hue, this is well balanced but a little weak, the hops and malts dont really bite at all and it could do with more carbonation - however it is not by any means a bad IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2003
Cask Conditioned, at The Sutton Arms, London
Clear amber colour with a descent beige head that appeared frozen or motionless. Decent bitter aroma and flavour. Good body for and structure I thought. Nice bitter trailer that keeps you guessing. This beer concluded this evening pub crawl home. Unlike SilkTork I caught this just on which may account for the differences. PS: that head was still there when I left.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hildigöltur (5105) - København, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2003
[Cask] Flowery hop aroma. The finish is not as bitter as one would have expected from an IPA. It is rather sweet and honeyish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (25327) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2007
Cask@The Chamberlain. Copper coloured, not much head. wooden fruity and slightly spicy thing. Flavour is quite the same along with big woodenness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Svesse (7849) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2008
(Cask at Ye Grapes, Mayfair, London, 25 April 2008) Amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Fruity nose with apricots, oranges and sulphur. Fruity, malty taste with notes of toffee, orange, apricots, nuts and malt syrup. Sweetish, with a slightly artificial malt character. On the macro side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kseecs16 (1215) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Cask at the Lion Hotel, Harlech, Wales. Golden amber with a thin creamy off-white head. Leaves big wide swathes of lacing. Flowery light hoips aroma. Flavor is light creamy with a toasty caramely body and a liggt floral hop finish. Light bodied.

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