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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SimplySike (1050) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2012
33cl. Bottle. Poosr clear orange with white head. Aroma is spicy, grape, grass. Taste is herby, sweet, no real bitter. Mouth-feel thin. This is better, maybe bit to herby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
On tap at BD Camden. It pours a copper colour with almost no head. Aroma is sour and spicy, with vinegar and sage. Taste is similarly sour and spicy, with some fruitiness and cinnamon as well. Quite vinegary. Mouthfeel is thin with good carbonation. Overall, very nice soured ale with spices: Odd but works well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (3546) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours amber with gentle bubbles and a slim head. The nose has honey, green dry herbs, maybe mint or rosemary and spice, perhaps woodspice such as cinnamon or nutmeg. The taste has more of the honey and woodspices coming through rather than the herbs. The palate is medium bodied with a light to medium texture and a clean finish despite the sweetness. Overall, some of the notes reminded me of a beer I had that had spruce in it -

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mrtavora (27) - - AUG 31, 2012
This race was clearly won by BrewDog, however I’m afraid it’s because this beer is the least worse of the two. The aroma is grassy and something that reminded me of Hall’s Mint Drops. First sip was ok, some orange and liquorice but not as much as the Flying Dog version. The palate was of artificial citrus flavouring and medicine. I’m selling my extra bottles

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (16278) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle at home ... copper ... Huge off white head ... it fair foamed on pouring .. sweet sweet fruits ... peppery nose... sweet juicy fruits ... soft toffee ... juicy malts ... big pepperyness ...little rosemary? ... ok but im not sure how much i could drink

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (6161) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
Bottle at In de Wildeman. Pours cloudy light brown with sediment. Aroma of citrus, lemonade and some malt. Flavour is medium sweet with no real bitterness. In this version the malt seems to counteract the citrus slightly making it better than the Flying Dog version in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6211) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2012
On tap at the wildeman. Almost no white head. Citrusy aroma. Cloudy amber pour. Almost no carbonation. Pretty good attempt despite the lack of hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3614) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2012
Keg @ BrewDog Glasgow. Strange orange brown colour, no head. Hoppy aroma. Strange vanilla hop flavour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Very unusual. Not really my sort of beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
mR_fr0g (4729) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2012
Daft at Brewdog Camden. Brown copper colour with zero head. Grassy heral medicinal aroma. The flavour of rosemary is very strong in this beer. After flavour is woody / TCP. An intersting experiment, neither of these are good beers. The best thing about this beer is how it shows how important hops are. I was looking forward to a malt forward beer here, but i guess that would not be in the spirit of IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2012
0.33 l bottle at Vihreä Haltiatar, Jyväskylä. Amber color. Pungent aroma of rosemary and ginger. Rosemary and ginger also tastes strong with some piney and earthy notes. Sweet with no bitterness. Aroma is not bad, but taste is unbalanced due to lack of bitterness. Why not use some bitter herbs?

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