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

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RATINGS: 245   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.


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 (8307) - 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 (5659) - 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
olsvammel (3548) - 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 (4127) - Strasbourg (Alsace), 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 (1107) - 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 (464) - 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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2143) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
AMber body, white head. ARoma is quite sharp with spices and some maltiness. Bit fruity. Flavour reminds me Special Holiday Ale, which was excellent. This ain’t. Something nice with the spices, but drinkability suffers a lot.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8121) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle 330ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansand
Pours deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, ginger, floral and herbs. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
77ships (4252) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
33 cl. bottle split with Benzai @ hotel during Borefts 2012. Ok label - agreeable concept, highly unlikely that it will work - also the choice of herbs to replace the hops is truly puzzling. It is like they almost didn’t want us to drink this stuff but I still got curious. Dark amber with a white head, Smells like mouthwash, half glycerol / half chewing-gum style mint, toothpaste malt. Tastes like chewing-gum mint, toothpaste, bitter herbal, spices and mouthwash. Medium bodied I would say - we tasted some of this stuff but that was that. Are you supposed to drink this - I think you should brush your teeth with this stuff.


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