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


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RATINGS: 238   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Yorker (1091) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 28, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with an off-white head that leaves virtually no lacing. Aroma is spices, pepper, and herbs. Flavour is slightly herbal and spicy. Ever so slightly better than the Flying Dog version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 28, 2012
from Erzbierschof - clear amber beer with no head retention; chewy malts and notes of red fruits marmalade; moderate carbonation and quite full-bodied; chewy mouthfeel, gently sticky, low bitterness and a long - quite cloying - aftertaste of red fruit marmalade

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Derek881 (996) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Poured from the bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a ruby/copper-amber color, was mostly clear, with an average foamy white head with short retention but good lacing and cling. The aroma featured yeast, straw, and touches of grain and citrus hops, along with some light floral and spice notes. It had a fairly bitter and sour grainy flavor with bits of sour yeast and malt, and a presence of alcohol. It was a fairly well carbonation and fizzy beer, but was a bit dry and on the thin side.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KyotoLefty (6145) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle from Craft Brew Base. Nose of caramel, raspberry, cherry, chocolate. Nice, grass, slightly minty and resinous. Amber-orange with lace. Herbal, piney chocolate and caramel flavor, fruit, earthy. Quite nice, working like more earthy type hops. No citrus, but more like an old school malty caramel IPA, decent bitterness, though it is not sharp. Not great, but interesting and quite drinkable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
gyllenbock (4398) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2012
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget, October 2012. Dark golden. A strange beer this one also, as the Arms Race from Flying Dog. A lot of spices, thyme, rosemary and citrus. Very unbalanced and not pleasant to drink. No thanks!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MoritzF (8389) - Bochum, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2012
(bottle, 33cl) Clear, amber colour with a mid-sized and tanned foamy head. Mildly toasted malty aroma with hints of caramel and loads of spicy notes, including ginger, mint, garrigue. Moderately bitter flavour, quite light body impression with a moderate carbonation. Slim cara-malt character with ethereally herbal spicy notes, most of all mint and ginger; slightly sweet and minimally sour-tart finish, again with present spicy notes. Perhaps a tad more balanced compared to its US-counterpart. Both are not my cup of tea. 22.X.12

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Borup (5600) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2012
Draught at Ørsted Ølbar. Amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, grain and vegetables.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3301) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Tap. Pours clear, light amber with thin, fizzy white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is herbs, vegetable, grassy hops, biscuit malt, and straw. Flavor is sweet malt, light fruit esters, and vegetable notes; dry finish. Light body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Tap. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is pepper, juniper, and lavender, light heather notes, biscuit and cookie malt with plums and figs. Flavor is malt and spice, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium-light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy spicy, soap, perfume, ginger. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, spicy, ginger, soapy, grain. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120915]

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