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

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RATINGS: 239   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.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Benzai (8234) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
33cl bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Clear copper to light amber color, virtually no head, just a slight off-white to beige lacing. Smell malts and overpowering herbs or spices. Taste malts, again a lot of herbs or spices, rosemary or lavender. I don’t know, maybe I’m completely wrong I always get confused with the different herbs and spices. Anyway, it also reminds me of dishwasherfluid, or whatever that’s called in English. Weird, full of herbs or spices and not my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (4020) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle @ home. Very clear golden orange colour with a head that doesn’t last long. Smells dishwashing soap, flowers, toiletrefresher.. Very soapy and shampooish. Tastes like it smells, but its actually okay to nice. Didn’t expect to like this. Fizzy carbo, medium body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear amber/brown - white head. Spicy - rather high spicy aroma, kampfer, sweet malty, light citric, kardemomme, enebær, not too spicy taste. OK finish - aroma is far too spicy.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - AUG 16, 2012
Fun concept and I am happy that I had the chance to try this. However, this did not work for me at all. Goes to show that nothing truly replaces hops ;)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1306) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - AUG 7, 2012
delightful spicy aroma, loads of herbs and spices. High amount of thyme or arctic thyme is propably used. fun brew, would serve well with game meat. Nice test

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lusikka (6264) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
330 ml bottle @ Kitty’s, Helsinki.
Pours a copper amber colour without a head. Aroma of sweet caramel, strong herbs and nuts. Flavour of kola nut, ginger, sweet caramel, grass and really strong herbs. Medium bodied, soft carbonation and a sweet herbal finish. Weird. Not really an IPA at all. Actually reminds me of a Christmas brew with shitloads of spices.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tiong (3771) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
330ml bottle @ Kitty’s, Helsinki

Pours dark reddish brown with a tiny head. Aroma of berries, spices, honey, ginger, cinnamon and caramel malts. Taste is very spicy with notes of berries, ginger, cinnamon and spices. Finish is dry and light with some spicy and malty notes. Quite untypical beer with a massive amounts of spices and berries. Would work better as a Christmas beer.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
330 ml bottle. Batch #164. Kitty's, Helsinki, Finland. Reddish golden colour with tiny head. Ginger, cardemon and some fruitiness in aroma. Flavour is very strange, lots of spices, ginger, cardemon, cinnamon, maybe pepper, salty liquorice powder and more spices. Fizzy. This is like xmassy ginger ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mjs (4604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2012
(Bottle, 0.33 l - batch 164, at Kitty’s, 20120804) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had cardemomm, malts and molasses. Palate was medium bodied with low carbonation. Flavours were cardemomm, cinnamon, dill, malts, herbalness, sweetness and acridness. Aftertaste was herbal and sweet. A very strange brew that had almost none beer characteristics.


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