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


on tap

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RATINGS: 186   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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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5663) - 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). Theres 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 doesnt live up to its strength, and under performs in other areas as well. The most appealing aspect is the roughness. [2.9]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LazyPyro (830) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (230) - - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bozo_skeleton (1113) - Grenoble, FRANCE - NOV 28, 2016
legerement orange, carbo tres faible, petit collet. Aromes caramel, mangue mais leger, noisette Mince, sensation de sucre, legerement amere et orange, plutot courte

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jice (345) - Grenoble, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2016
avis partag... Trs fort got rsineux, nez agrumes. En dehors de leffervescence, le got ma aussi fait penser ... du vin

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
freretoc (1897) - Besanon, FRANCE - AUG 11, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl chez Julien Abban-Dessous, couleur ambre, peu de mousse et peu deffervescence Nez menthe, et rsine Attaque rsine, et grain peu de complexit et trs coeurante

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Renobob (1917) - Besanon, FRANCE - JUL 21, 2016
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Blonde orangée. Grain bien présent, amertume discrète et agréable. Belle finale ronde.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Flanfl (769) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MarcinG (718) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2016
Butelka 330ml. Pomaranczowe z lekkim metnawym osadem. Piana biala mala szybko opadajaca.karbonacja srednia. Dziwna mieszanka bitter z cytrusem. W tle rodzynki owoce ( brzoskwinia) i duzo cytrusow. Ok lecz mieszanka mi osobiscie do gustu nie przypadla.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (18793) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAY 31, 2016
33cl bottle. Pours slightly hazy orange golden colour with a huge most good lasting off-white head. Aroma of bitter fruity hops, resins, peach. Taste of intense bitter hops, zest, peach, resins, long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (5749) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2016
I like the idea behind this beer. An English style, reimagined in America reimagined again in England. Looks good too, very stable head. But the aroma misses much panache. Not very hoppy nor very malty or delicate. Taste is much better, nice juicy bitterness, lasting. Very quaffable. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bire)

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