Brewed by Brains
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Cardiff, Wales
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask: Unfiltered; Keg & Bottle: Filtered - Available occasionally
Launched 18 June 2012
Created by Simon Martin, aka Mr Real Ale Guide, this is a golden IPA with a hefty aroma of citrus flavours, especially grapefruit. Brewed with a trio of American hops – Zeus, Summit and Cascade, an initial smooth flavour leads to the huge citrus flavour of the hops kicking in towards the end, with oranges and a dry finish becoming apparent.

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SilkTork (5728) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, - MAR 19, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015
March, 2013 330ml dark bottle from Morrisons. A soft, clean and drinkable beer. Mildly fragrant and perfumed, but this is a British Golden Ale not an APA. Quite forgettable really, but inoffensive and drinkable. [2.8]
June, 2015 330ml brown bottle, filtered, from Tesco. An odd marriage of a British golden ale and an American Pale Ale, at a higher abv than either usually are (more suited to the aspiration of an IPA). There’s an earthy grittiness about this which reveals its British origin and style. The hops are pleasantly used to flavour rather than assault or impress, though even then are a tad too dominating over the malt for my taste. This is a short lived beer, which doesn’t live up to its strength, and under performs in other areas as well. The most appealing aspect is the roughness. [2.9]

Finn (7513) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Fra keg på Cambrian Tap Cardiff 2 Mai 17. Gylden. Lavt skum som daler sakte. Lett karamellaroma. Smaken lett fruktig. Syrlig avslutning.

budedou (963) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 29, 2017
Nose is citrus, grapefruit, grain, tangerine. Taste is tangerine, malts, fruity hops, citrus. Cant say what it lacks but somehow a bit lame. Also quite watery for the abv.

Rune (12587) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2017
Cask, 5 % abv, at The Cambrian Tap. Spotty lacing from a pearl white head. Bright golden-brown body. Moderate aromas of grain and lemony hops. Flavours of bread, mild caramel and a citrus backdrop. Rounded malt-fruity finish. Medium bodied. Pretty nice. (Cardiff 02.05.2017).

LazyPyro (1124) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2017
300ml bottle from Ales by Mail. Clear golden colour with decent off-white head, good retention. Aroma: citrus, grapefruit, pine, caramel. Taste: Same as the aroma, with a little vanilla, dry mildy bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Easily drinkable, but unmemorable.

I_LUV_BEER (231) - - JAN 11, 2017
Served in a tulip from a 330ml bottle. Pours clear honey-gold colour with a medium white head. Aroma is grass, caramel, orange, vanilla. Taste is grass, mango, papaya, caramel and vanilla, subtle bitter and pleasantly dry aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation. Not much on the way of "traditional" IPA extensive aromas but very, very, very nice and enjoyable!

Bozo_skeleton (1149) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2016
legerement orangée, carbo tres faible, petit collet. Aromes caramel, mangue mais leger, noisette Mince, sensation de sucre, legerement amere et orangée, plutot courte

jice (367) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2016
avis partagé... Très fort goût résineux, nez agrumes. En dehors de l’effervescence, le goût m’a aussi fait penser à ... du vin

freretoc (1935) - Besançon, FRANCE - AUG 11, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl chez Julien à Abban-Dessous, couleur ambrée, peu de mousse et peu d’effervescence Nez menthe, et résine Attaque résine, et grain peu de complexité et très écoeurante

Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Blonde orangée. Grain bien présent, amertume discrète et agréable. Belle finale ronde.

Flanfl (801) - Lyon, FRANCE - JUL 13, 2016
Clear golden amber, medium white head. Aroma of caramel, apricot, grain, honey. Flavours of caramel, past prime hops and grain. Medium caramel dry finish. Meh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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