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

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RATINGS: 243   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.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
mrtavora (25) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (14960) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kermis (5606) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (5567) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnRMurdoch (3358) - 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.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
mR_fr0g (3630) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Miksu (4972) - 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?

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle at Grünerløkka Mat- og Mikrobrygg Festival 2012. Amber body, small offwhite head. Aroma of caramel and herbs, lots of berries. Malty and flowery taste, becoming sweeter and sweeter as I drink. It’s an interesting beer, could have been very good with some bittering hops, but I suppose that would go against the reason they made this beer in the first place

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DnAuK (112) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2012
Much better example of the style than the Flying Dog attempt. Smooth & herbal with strong warming alcohol notes. 1 up to Brewdog I feel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29661) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2012
Draft. An amber beer with a beige head. The aroma has notes caramel, elderflowers, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, elderflowers, and malt, leading to a dry finish.


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