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Brave New World IPA | Tempest Brewing Company

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Brave New World IPABrave New World IPA
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4.1/5
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40 Ratings
Brave New World IPABrave New World IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tempest Brewing Company
Scotland, United Kingdom
tempestbrewco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Zimbo on 04-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,599
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
40
pDev:
7.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Clear amber pour with a thin white head. Grape fruit, lemons papaya, mango and honey. Smooth texture with low carbonation.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 500ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2015, so it's just out of date. ABV is stated as 7.4%. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Described as an Extra IPA. I've heard good things about Tempest, so looking forward to this.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy orange-amber hue with some floating sediment and medium carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of fruity, perfumed hops with hints of tropical fruits, passionfruit, clementine, orange peel, citrus, white grape, mild melon, grass/hay, sweet caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Simply superb.

T: Tastes of insanely fruity hops with a prolonged bitter finish. Notes of tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, white grape, melon, mild pine, grass/hay, sweet caramel malt, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a strident hoppy bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and good body. Hop oils prickle the palate. Quite astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity hops, bitterness, caramel malt and earthy yeast.

O: Fantastic - everything an American IPA should be. Looks good, while the aroma and flavour are sublime. Seriously fruity, with a well-judged bitterness underpinned by a caramel malt backbone. Great body. Amazing hop presence combined with good balance make this all too drinkable. An excellent beer; don't pass it up if you come across it.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy dark orange color with off-white head. Aroma is really fresh and hoppy with dank and tropical, overripe fruit notes. Taste is really hoppy and quite bitter up-front but there is also an underlying fruity sweetness present. Body is quite heavy with crisp carbonation. Long, bitter aftertaste. A really well made dank, piney and grapefruit loaded west coast style IPA.

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Photo of migleskun
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zacroyce
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hallu
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

0 foam, just like my previous Tempest beer, don't they like foam in this brewery ? Anyway. The smell is quite weak, I was expecting more. You can guess it's a grapefruit/pine mix though, but the lack of foam doesn't help. However, the taste is quite amazing. Lots of malty taste around a tropical and piny core. This reminds me of Omnipollo in the way they use the malt. However it's more bitter and less fruity than Omnipollo. The carbonation is right on the money, the bitter and fruity final very interesting. It's very well balanced, it grows on you, I'd have this again in a heartbeat. From the two beers I had from Tempest, they seem very well skilled at what they do. It's complex and interesting. But please, more foam.

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Photo of WastedYouth
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MarkJBurch
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of burtonryan
3/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of frasergrove
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hdtrice
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monkist
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Although this beer has been labeled as "very good" it is actually not bad. It is a bit lighter, waterier than expected and from the unrevealed hop ingredients, I only get Citra, intensive in the beginning but this fades away a little.
Was nice and drinkable but nothing I would go wanting to have again. Not bad. Nothing more.

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Photo of GABrew
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of thommo_nk
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The guys at Tempest produce some excellent beers and this is no exception. Full flavour of citrus and hops with a caramel sweetness in the background.

The best IPA brewed in Scotland, probably.

Would be nice to try an Imperial IPA version of this circa 10%vol.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled and bottle conditioned
Pours a golden body with decent enough white head huge hop beer had in a while heavy on hops but not unbalanced
superb bitterness
fantastic stuff

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Photo of mdagnew
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sofakingdrunk
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A gift from Gavin(the owner/brewer) on my visit to my hometown in Scotland. A partial exchange for some Ontario beers I brought for him.

The appearance is a gorgeous fiery orange with i finger of head and nice looking carbonation. Looks really nice.

The nose is almost all tropical for me. Passion fruit,ruby grapefruit,mango,orange and Jasmine

The taste is bitter up front, fading to a malty mid-palate and a nice hop finish. Mango,kiwi,grapefruit,kumquat,caramelized pineapple and lemon. Alcohol is completely hidden.

Overall this is absolutely fantastic tonnes of fruit flavour and nice hops. Reallly well balanced. Possible the best IPA i've had...top 5 for sure. My only wish was that I could buy this on a regular basis. Oh well, I'll just have to wait until the next time I go back to Kelso.

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Photo of risenz
4.36/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zimbo
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In the uncapped bottle this just pulsed evergreen and juniper aromas.
In the glass it poured hazy, a flat orangy'brown-ness and lashings of sparkling light and a pretty crystal yellow at the bottom of the glass.
Decent quarter to a half inch rocky head which calms and reduces over the time of the drink.
Bit burpy and fizzy and just somewhat lighter and thinner than would I might expect.
But still, there are bags of potential here. If Punk IPA is canine then this is definitely a wolf.

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Photo of sdm9465
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mytu420
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pale orange with a crusty ring of white foam. 4
Sweet, sweet tangerine with slight resin, fresh cherry and flowers. 4.25
Dried apricot on white toast then tangelo rind, pink grapefruit, white pine, and slight dank. Hits of a catty-honeydew thing that hints at Citra. 4
Guava finish and salty, tightening linger.
Almost medium, chewy, oily. 4

Rockin' it like it's 2008: big citrussy C-hops that takes that naughty half step towards kronik. Punches above 50 IBUs - talking labels, strange to list the malts but not the hops. Nothing revolutionary, but I want to drink the heck out of it. And among the rare American IPAs from Britain that is what it says. 4.25

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Photo of Hanglow
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber, small head

Light pine, sweet citrus and lots going on in the aroma

Flavour has a bit more lime/lemony punch but more of the same too. Carb is lowish, suits this well. medium drying finish.

An excellent beer and I am delighted it's available in a national supermarket now, good value too

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Brave New World IPA from Tempest Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 40 ratings
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