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


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RATINGS: 246   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (34433) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is soapy and ginger, spiced and herbal. Spiced, ginger, citric, bite and soapy. Bitter and light herbal into the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 9, 2012
[330ml bottle, The Beerhive, Edinburgh] Pours a golden coppery colour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet, slightly grassy and herbal. Not the normal kinds of herbs you get from beer - the kind you roast chickens with. The taste is actually alright, albeit pretty strange with the various spicy/grainy/minty elements. Having said all that, the overwhelming thing I get is sweetness, which isn’t that nice. It’s great to experiment though, but £4 a bottle? At least it was better than the Flying Dog one [08092012]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 This is a cool beer and is my favourite out of the two International Arms Race beers, I feel that they are both pretty inactive, I wouldn’t call them favourites or even ones I would go out of my way to revisit however they are quite interesting no less and a good bit of international fun between two amazing breweries. Ruby red body, little to no head. Strong and sweet malty like aroma. Very smooth drinking experience despite the 7.5% abv. Quite a sweet up front creamy taste, tapers off with a little bit of an woody aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (7345) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Draught @ Naamat, Tampere.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of spices, herbs, mild malts, goose berry bush and toffee. Flavour of spices, toffee, malts, herbs and grass. Bitter palate, spicy kick at the end. A bit weird but not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
laiti (6827) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Draught @ Kahdet Kasvot
Aroma is rather spicy with rosmarine and herbs. Flavour is spicy with cinnamon, rosmarine and some herbs. Weird and messy but quite drinkable still. After this you know why they use hops nowadays.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Theydon_Bois (12113) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
Tap at Brew Dog Camden - 28/08/12. Chill haze causes a slightly obscure copper colour with an off-white head. Mint, herbs and medicinal notes on the nose. Taste follows on similar lines to the aroma with an earthy/farmy background. Less mint in the taste than the aroma. Grain in the taste and vegetarian herb stuffing! Light to medium body , moderate carbonation, quite wet. Hmmm - stick to hops! Light to medium bodied

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
haraldhardrada (36) - HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle from Csakajosor. Nothing head, copper-orange colour. Cola, ginger, and something undefined spice flavour. It tastes same: cola and ginger. The body is quiet watery. Man can very good taste the malt in the beer. It"s a very light and tigth beer. Intressting to taste but it doesn’t remember to an IPA. Nothing in common.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
erickok (4135) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 7, 2012
Glowing slightly reddish, medium head. Light herbal and a bit of sweetness. Bay leaves and pepper. Ending is spicy but better balanced than the Flying Dog version.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vaiz (3741) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2012
Clear orange. Aroma of spices, anise, orange, slightly sharp but a bit more appealing than the other. Flavor is bittersweet, nice balance but a bit thin. Still, I think I need hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - SEP 7, 2012
Non sembra affatto una birra, non lo sembra nell’aroma, dove si sente l’assenza del luppolo e dove invece si sentono molto le spezie come la cannella, non lo sembra nell’aspetto, poca schiuma e colorazione da thè, non lo sembra nel sapore molto speziato con un’attacco dolce che vira poi su un leggero amaro. Ancora cannella su tutti! Il retrogusto senbra sempre qualcosa di altro ma forse è l’aspetto che più si avvicina alla birra considerando anche l’amarezza abbastanza persistente che lascia insieme a un gran sentore di cannella! In ogni caso buona!

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