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BrewDog / Evil Twin Hello My Name is Sonja

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%
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (9448) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2013
330ml bottle from Appellation Wines, cheers Ash! Aromas, not surprisingly, of blueberries. Other tropical fruits and a hint of cereal in the background. Taste doesn’t quite deliver on the expected masses of fruit, but is still good, finishing with a light bitterness, and not overpowering like some of the others in this series. Quite light bodied, surprisingly, and a short finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9305) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 21, 2014
Tap at 23 Beerz. Sweet orange nose, milky, berries. Orange-gold color with a low, fine head. Pretty soft, sweet, and malty. Very fruity, berries and oranges. Soft and silky. A bit strange but original and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (9285) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
Draft @ Hoppy Loft. Orangée portant sur le cuivre, col blanc. Arôme offre de très belles effluves de pin, profond bouquet sève avec un léger rétro-nasal portant sur le malté caramel. Palais est ici aussi axé sur le pin, malté, notes houblonnées assez légères. Houblon rappelant des notes proches de Galaxy et Simcoe décrivant le caractère de Mosaic. Le tout est assez huileux et franchement pas de traces de myrtilles. Ici je trouve le profil pin nettement plus présent et dominant. Malt quant à lui offre une belle palette caramel et un côté très écossais - Brewdog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (9281) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours dark copper color with a small head. Aroma of exotic fruits, faint bilberries and some caramel, floral hops also. Flavour of fruits, resinous hops and distant bilberry. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (9242) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Keg at Brewdog Shepard’s Bush opening night. Aroma is dry complex musty tangerine and some dank hops, some mould? Light copper orange colour with a light fluffy white head. Flavour is musty dusty orange and tangerine. Light touch of grapefruit. Medium body and carb. Some tart berry in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2014
21/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 9/X/14 (2013-1163)

Clear deep orange beer, irregular yellow head, little stable. Aroma: very piny, resinous, pineapple, sweet mango, bit sugary, honey, alcohol, ripe fruits. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: blueberry jam, fruity, some mango, a bit piny, sweet malts, honey. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, little piny, jam, dry hops, citrus, some grapefruit, reminds me of American barley wines (because of the jam flavours, which in this case are there because of the actual fruit in the beer, I know), medicinal bitter ending.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (8069) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013
33 cl bottle @ William K Kurvi. Batch #237, BBE 09.10.2014
Aroma is fruity and juicy with caramel and pineapples. Flavour is tart with some fruity hops, lingonberries, grapefruits and caramel. The tartness and bitterness do not quite match. Not bad anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2013 Thx! to Kraddel. 33 cl. bottle sampled. BBF 09/10/2014. Pale & clear golden, little head. Nose is pretty sweet for an IIPA, way too sweet even, sweet pine resin hops here mixed with quite a bit of dough, white sugar & caramel. There is quite a bit of hops here but it is all a bit oddly sweet. Taste is bitter pine resin mixed with white sugar, sweet dough, caramel, toffee, touch herbal, hay,... I is all sweet & oily. This is a basic & okay IIPA which is fine if they didn’t charge a surplus because it has a lot of blueberries which I am not getting at all. It seems like the fruits fermented all out & made this stuff sweeter but other than that. If you put blueberry on something, I need to be able to taste it. This is my 3rd beer from the series & 3rd time I am not getting any fruit, I call this a rip-off honestly. It is an okay-ish IIPA & thus the score. Just for that, not keeping the promise in mind.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DruncanVeasey (8012) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2014
Bottle. Reddish amber capped with white. Good stewed ganja and celery-like hop aroma with grapefruit, mandarin and calamine back notes; also honeyed biscuit. Smooth and malt slick mouthfeel; clean cut brittle hop suggesting curry leaf, dried flowers, cannabis and subcontinental spices plus the usual soft tropical explosions. Not picking up much if any blueberry which is a relief, or melds so seamlessly with the hop profile it’s barely noticeable. Either way, beautiful IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8009) - ITALY - NOV 22, 2013
Ambrsta buona schiuma discreta persistenza naso agrumato tropicale buona secchezza frutti di bosco lieve biscotto buon amaro un leggero etilico scaldandosi

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