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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gr0ve (2156) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 29, 2013
330 ml bottle. Deep copper. Clear. Fizzy tall head that falls down quickly, like soda leaving only a little around the edges. Spicy herbal aroma. No hops in sight, but the beer is well balanced, though leaning towards the sweet. Rich malty flavours that are cut with a nice flavourful perfumey herbal note. Interesting experiment, but not really an IPA.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RavnS (25) - Bodø, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
0,33L bottle from Vinmonopolet. Dark golden/bronze colour, with almost no head. Aroma: Gingerbreaddough, spicy and malt. Taste: ginger (ale), spicy, caramel malt. If I had tasted this blind, I would have guessed it was a ginger ale. Too much ginger in this, and kinda....dull.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Desverger (2386) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen - Gold pour small white head. Very herbal nuances in both taste and aroma, some dark fruit and woddyness. Certainly different to the norm, but didn’t get on well with this.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johndoughty (4083) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Bronze with a small head and quite lively on opening. Ginger and spices dominate leaving a lasting aftertaste. Weird and not one of their best.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Majek (381) - Ząbki, POLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Amber color, small head. Aroma is thin with some malty, sweety with some sour notes. Taste is smoother than “0 IBU IPA” from Flying Dog. Herbal notes are low that makes this beer definitely more drinkable than Flying Dog. This one is better balanced. IMO Brew Dog is the winner of International Arms Race.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sir__v (720) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 30, 2013
Color: amber beer with small carbonization and small white foam. Smell: coriander and tomato. Taste: sweet and spices taste. Aftertaste: dry fruity taste.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rune (8490) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2013
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet bestillingsutvalget. Diminishing off-white head to a bright, golden-brown body. Dotted lacing. The aromas are reminiscence of dough with spicy herbs, ginger and clove (pepperkakedeig). Ginger, bread and raisin to the taste buds. Sweet and dry endnotes. Masked alcohol. Flat in the mouth. Alright as a kind of soft drink, but I won’t buy it again (Tromsø, 27.07.2013).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1107) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle, OP. Body is orange with debris and no foam. Aroma is spicy, little bit sour. Taste is orange fruits, fruits, floral, honey, herbs such as elderflower, juniper. Light bitterness, probably from the herbs. Interesting beer. Body is medium, oily, with light carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Niller (741) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from BarleyWine, Copenhagen. Pours golden with a white head. Malty and dark fruits aroma. Taste is sweet dark fruits, herbal and some alcohol notes. Light bitter finish.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
elbernays (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 4, 2013
Pours deep orange almost red orange with head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is sweet floral but medicinal almost. Some sediment in bottle. Taste on initial sip was full of carbonation but this reduces. The beer is a strange one that almost tastes like a sweet dry white wine. It is very dry and bitter on the palate. This is an IPA thats missing some balance and it is odd. Still there is something I like about it which I cannot put my finger on.


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