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BrewDog / Evil Twin Hello My Name is Sonja

 
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg and bottled, special
Brewed in collaboration with Jeppe from Evil Twin Brewing (and named after his mum), this Double IPA is big on fruity flavours.
The latest instalment in our “Hello My Name Is…” series, this beer has been built on the same robust malt base as its predecessors and single hopped with Mosaic for lots of tropical, passion fruit and citrus flavours. Loaded with well over 100kg of blueberries, this is one super fruity hop bomb.
Malts: Extra Pale, Caramalt, Wheat
Hops: Mosaic
Twist: Loaded with heaps of blueberries
See more at: http://www.brewdog.com/product/hello-my-name-is-sonja#sthash.MOzLSLg0.dpuf


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Davros (2746) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours deep amber with a large head. Nose shows fruity hops, sweet crystal malt, passion fruit, lychee and pear. Fruity flavours too, but this time the blueberry comes into play in a subtle way. Lots more sweet clean malt in true Brewdog fashion followed by an aggressive, piny bitterness. Body feels a little thick.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
znawca (59) - POLAND - MAR 5, 2014
AROMA: medium-intensive, sweet tropical fruits, rather hop-based, no specific notes of blue berries; APPEARANCE: dark amber, hazy, visible particles of suspension TASTE: fair sweetness as well as bitterness (not only from hops but also from alcohol); PALATE: medium body, soft carbonation; quite long but not astringent bitterness; OVERALL: very pleasant beer, but where is the tonne of blueberries?

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (6647) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
330 ml bottle, at Café Sara, Oslo. ABV is 8.2%. Orange-pinkish colour, off-white head. Aroma of fruity hops, just a hint of blueberries. Very fruity and quite sweet flavour - sweet malts, fruity hops and blueberries.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Simonsen (1102) - NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Flaske fra vinmonopolet.klar Rav/mørk gylden farge, hvit skumtopp. Medium karbonert. Smaker malt, karamell,malt, furunål sitrus, grapefrukt, gjær, krydder og ikke minst blåbær. Smaker myye bedre enn jeg hadde trodd. Mye frukt i denne. Svært god

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6913) - Halden, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2014
Appearance: Clear deep golden color with a nice thick creamy off white head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Balanced fine grapefruit hoppy and fine fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a rich bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste:Rich grapefruit hoppy and pleasant fruity.
Overall impression: Well blended and high nice ale. Did not notice the blueberries. Although a fine fruity DIPA.
Personal stats: Bottle at Dags beer fest Feb14

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finn (6284) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsø Sentrum. Drukket på RV124 17 Feb 14. Gyldenbrun. Høyt luftig skum som etterlater litt lacing. God bæraroma med innslag av aprikos. Smaken er søt frukt. Avslutter bittert. Utmerket øl!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tony_gorilla (159) - Drammen, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget enjoyed at home. Pours redish color with a small white head. Taste is not too bitter and some blueberries aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3140) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours translucent amber orange with a smaller beige ring for a head. Aroma brings blueberry tea and light lemony mosaic hops. Body is big and rich with some booze, citrus, and blueberries and big rich malty presence mixed with a subtle zesty hop spice at the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (4173) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
330ml bottle from brewdog.com. Lovely fresh fruity aroma, pours a reddish-copper colour. A grapefruit bitterness just about beats the fruitiness for your attention and although you hope the blueberries overtake before the end they trail behind for the duration. It’s a nice fruity shine to a nice double IPA, and the mosaic makes itself known all too well. An enjoyable beer even if the pieces don’t gel too perfectly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (4771) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Stovner ( on order). Golden color, good foam. Immediate hop aromas; medium intensity- then nice blueberry aromas. Also some citrus & light caramel & vanilla. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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