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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fin (7257) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle from De Bier Konning, Amsterdam, Netherlands, consumed at home 11th October 2012 Pours clear light amber with a slim white head. Floral, fruity and with a sweet shop element on the nose. I have to say this is a little strange, soft in mouth, perfumey, touch thin, sort of like a watery, beery, florally soapy thing, I actually misspelt thing for thong initially, that made me chuckle, should have kept it like that... A5 A4 T4 P2 Ov9 2.4

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 11, 2012
Flöska. Clear deep golden colour with a small white head. Spiced herbal sweet aroma. Ok mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet with spice and herbs along with ginger and some malt.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (1504) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle from brewdog.sk
Rather small off-white head. Clear amber to brown colour. Aroma liquorice, mint, similar to our local herb liquor "Demänovka". Cough drops. Under that lies some light smokey maltyness. The taste evolves in a very similar way to mentioned Demänovka. Initially more sweet, herbal. Towards the finish the bitterness takes over, though never above average. Notes of liquorice in the taste and finish too. This has definitely failed as an attempt to create an IPA. I am not sure, what I have expected, also unsure about what I really got. It is interesting and drinkable indeed. Higher ABV is hardly noticeable, if noticeable at all. This is not your regular beer, this does not fit in no beer style. Enjoyable in its own way. If I had a second chance, I would taste it very chilled.

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
TEDASCUENYOYO (4) - COLMENAR VIEJO, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2012 does not count
ESPUMA DE TAMAÑO MEDIO QUE BAJA AL MÍNIMO Y PERDURA. COLOR AMBAR MUY CRISTALINA, SEGURAMENTE FILTRADA, SIN POSOS. SABOR PICANTE, HERBAL, MUCHO SABOR A GENGIBRE, AUNQUE EN LA ETIQUETA PONE QUE ESTÁ HECHA DE BAYAS Y HIERBAS Y NO ESPECIFICA SI GENGIBRE O NO. RETROGUSTO A GASEOSA, SI SOPORTAS EL GENGIBRE ES BEBIBLE. ETIQUETA MUY CUIDADA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7937) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle. Hazy amber gold with a diminishing foam. Aromas are toffee and brown sugar with herbal and floral notes. Spicy with lots of ginger and coriander. Hints of banana with raisins and marzipan. Flavours are red berries with spicy ginger and some burn. Definite vegetable notes with sweet toffee and a herbal, dry finish. A decent experiment.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnar (5108) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, with some spices underneath. Taste is light sweet malts, woody and oaky kind of bitterness, with a lingering minty/liquorice aftertaste.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Frovigalning (2908) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle from BrewDogs webshop. Spicy smell and taste. Reminds me a bit of certain spiced beers in Sweden, but not as good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 6, 2012
Bottle 33cl from Fonefan thanks, a clear copper amber beer with good head. Nose is intense on ginger and pepper, aroma is sweet, floral, spicy, peppery, lot of ginger, herbal notes, cinnamon, kind of tree roots touch and light soap notes. Finish is again herbal and peppery, interesting.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
esox (1014) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
Draught. Clear, reddish copper colour, no head. Herbal-sweet aroma, a hint of strawberry with loads of rosemary and thyme aromas and some resins. Sweetish, slightly sugary malt base, some grains, strong herbal finish with some resiny bitterness. Slightly vegetably. Medium body, smooth texture with nice carbonation. Curiosity.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sizzler80 (447) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 5, 2012
Rusty copper pour with a small white head, decent lacing. Dark fruit, spice, nut, damp smelly socks. Medium carbonation, meaty. There’s an almost artificial astringency which is not hugely pleasant. Sweetness coming the fruit and slightly tart. Arms Race is a curious little beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy


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