Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 247   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.84   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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A fury of dots and dashes come trough the receiver. The translator turns in amazement. "A Zero IBU IPA by two breweries separated by sea?" His commanding officer lays a grizzled hand on his shoulder as his eyes narrow toward the horizon. "No bastard ever won a war by playing it safe, son."
The International Arms Race is a new type of battle collaboration between hardcore American craft brewery Flying Dog and BrewDog.
’Zero IBU IPA’ is an ale brewed with berries and herbs.
2 IPAs that rock.
Hunt them both down and see which beer you think deserves to win the battle and the war.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EdKing (2029) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines. Colour is bright chestnut/copper brown, white head. Lots of bubbles and carbonation in the glass, although less so on the taste. Nose is spicy. It’s like sarsaparilla or Vimto. Fruity and spicy. There’s cinnamon, ginger, juniper, clove, Coca-cola caramel. This is how I would expect an ale to taste before they used hops. It works pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (2462) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Herbal medicine, cherry cola, rosemary nose (and some herbs I can’t identify). Slightly hazy dull copper, little head. A sharp hit of herbs in initial; moves to a concentrated herbal flavors, which spread out into several things (again, hard to separate them); thins out and leaves long traces of herbs. Thin-medium body. Fun stuff... I suppose. Not as offensive as it might have been.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bernatbeer (417) - barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 31, 2012
En botella.Color cobre con espuma que desaparece rapidamente,Aromas un poco mas herbaceos y florales que la de flying.Menos especiada. Curiosa y mas bebible

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3660) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with negligible white head. Distinct aroma of raw ginger and possibly fir tree needles. Ditto taste, enhanced by a fruity note in the long nose. Quite interesting, as the beer contains no hops. Dryish aftertaste. Not bad but nothing particularly impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13913) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle, 7.5%. Spicy and herbal aroma, gingery and blackcurranty. Clear dark amber colour. Small frothy tan head. The flavour is like the aroma, spicy and herbal. Caramelly malt base. Has some ginger, but without much bite. Also juniper, I guess. Like a lot of the new types of christmas beer, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheJvd (938) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2012
Pours orange with a white head that disappears fast. Herbal aroma of ginger and laurel. Sweet herbal taste and no real bitterness. Not very nice but much better than the Flying Dog.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kristall-König (2346) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
Geruch süßlich, kräuterig, Rosmarin. Während des gesamten Verlaufs dominant nach Rosmarin. Kräuterig auslaufend, weniger bitter. Gewöhnungsbedürftig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
11.2 oz bottle - pours hazy crimson/copper/yellow with small, lasting white head. Big nose, with lots going on. Hibiscus, potpourri, dried leaves, fragrant berries, pepper, incense, and other flavors. All spice. Little fruit. Taste is fragrant as well, if rather non-descript. Finishes with a touch of flat notes and cool banana. Oily. Not that great, though much better than local boys’ entry sad to say. Not a seeker or a keeper, but would do in a mighty pinch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dexcansino (475) - Andalucía, SPAIN - DEC 26, 2012
Cerveza rojiza de espuma débil y cremosa. Huele a hierbas, tipo romero o menta. El sabor es de lo más extraño: ácido, amargo, seco, afrutado, ¿mentolado?... algún matiz me recuerda a la tónica o a algún licor de hierbas. Bastante ligera. Es una cerveza que me ha dejado desconcertado, una rareza.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (5085) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 25, 2012
Deep amber golden colour with a big bubbly tan head. Nice light fruity spicy aroma. Juniper are the most dominating spice in the nose. Medium body. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Juinper are also the most dominant flavour in this one. Also some other herbs and light fruity. Smooth carbonation. I must admit that The Flying Dog version was the better one (by far)! But this spicy ale was also nice.
[Bottle from a trade with rlgk]

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