Bran & Sceolan
The White Hag Irish Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,394
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,688
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 10.36%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
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The White Hag Irish Brewing Company
 
Ireland
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  1
Gots
  5
SCORE
89
Very Good
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flyingpig from Scotland

3.48/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml Can from Beer52 (£0.75)
Interesting stuff from White Hag but definitely one that was a little disappointing given how subdued the nose in particular was upon cracking the can open. The beer itself was a balanced & pleasant one with some nice tropical fruits & citrus flavours coming through from the start but I'd have liked to see them a little stronger & more pungent given this one was a 7.2% American IPA. It was an easy beer to drink though & the alcohol content was masked completely by the hops & bitterness without them overpowering.

Mar 29, 2018
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Spike from England

3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml can.
L: Light haze, light carbonation, pale orange/yellow with a thin butcreamy and long-lasting cap.
S: Rich, juicy, tropical and citrus fruits.
T: Strong herbal flavours in addition to citrus and not as juicy as the nose.
F: Light body, light bitterness, short finish.
O: Good, not outstanding AIPA. Disappointing mouthfeel. Not sure what benefit the 7.2% ABV brings.

Mar 02, 2018
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jazzyjeff13 from England

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2018. Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. Described on the label as an Irish IPA; named after the two wolfhounds belonging to Fionn Mac Cumhaill.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A rich, hazy orange-amber colour with fine sediment and moderate carbonation. Produces a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer. Nice lacing.

S: Aroma of juicy, fruity hops with hints of mild mango, tropical fruit, citrus, light peel, earthy yeast, caramel malt and a touch of grain. Very nice.

T: Tastes of fruity hops with notes of grapefruit, citrus, peel, tropical fruit, mild stone fruit, earthy yeast, caramel malt, stewed hops and a hint of barley sugar. A balanced, hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with light carbonation and good body. Mildly astringent. Aftertaste of citrus, faint tropical fruit, bitter hops, earthiness and malt.

O: Nice, though not as intense as it could be. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are satisfyingly juicy with a good malt backbone. Decent body; perhaps a tad undercarbonated. The aroma hops are pleasant but need something extra. That said, this is a tasty IPA with nice balance. Worth sampling if you have the chance.

Sep 03, 2017
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Bruno74200 from France

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

That's a great beer! Mostly grapefruit, blood orange and pineapple for the smell and the taste. Really drinkable even with the 7.2% ABV. Really balanced. A wonderful Irish IPA

Jan 31, 2016
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NilocRellim from Minnesota

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very slightly hazy orange/gold. Clean, crisp, citrus, hops in the smell. Tastes earthier than the smell... citrus, slightly tart. Dry bitterness at the end.

Oct 07, 2015
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Aurora83

4.77/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Blood orange colour. Thin head. Unfiltered.

Aroma: Beautiful aroma of malt sweetness and hop complexity. Sweet orange, pineapple, slight pine & orange zest.

Taste: The best thing about this beer is the balance. Mouthfeel and carbonation are spot on. Initial taste is blood orange and pine that tails off into a blend of malt sweetness and present bitterness.

Great beer

Mar 28, 2015
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beerinabottle from Ireland

4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My 1st Co Sligo beer and an excellent IPA it is. 330 ml bottle. Nice label with the story of Bran and Sceolan the wolfhounds of the legendary Fionnula Mac Cunhaill. 7.2% abv.

Dec 23, 2014
Bran & Sceolan from The White Hag Irish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 17 ratings