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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.


4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrmarrow (13) - Toruń, POLAND - APR 12, 2013
A very interesting one. I think it could be pine, maybe some juniper berries? Quite flat, no foam (when it got a little warmer, it resembled congac).

1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
Not good. Pours amber with little to no head. Not much of a smell at all, little bit of hops. Taste salty on the tongue with a little hops on the back end. Really disappointing.

1.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lowenbrau (2099) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 29, 2013
330ml bottle. Herbal tea, with some head. Some bitterness, weird flavours, too herbal, light body and carbonation. A really non pleasant one.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (10485) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2013
Bottle. Orange amber color. Red berries and twigs in the aroma. Red berries, wood and twigs in the spicy flavor. Mint. Limited bitterness. Interesting experiment.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Abio (1628) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2013
Comparing the two beers like it should be probably be. Thy both smell heavily herbal. The black label even unpleasant. But at the taste the flying dog is slightly favorite. But both are not my kind of beer for sure.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Osprey87 (1958) - WALES - MAR 14, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2013 Oct 2012 - bottle. No hops, replaced with herbs and roots etc. Sweet, sasparilla, tastes like incense smells. Slight apple juice taste. Gives me a tickly throat. Doesn’t taste like beer. Isn’t very nice really.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2013
The aroma is sweet and reminds me of my grandparents basement (some grandparents right) with malt, fruit, herbs, and grass. The appearance is hazy copper with a smallish head. The taste is like the aroma with dry finish. The palate is unremarkable. The beer overall is drinkable but not great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a small not lasting offwhite head. Spicy and floral aroma and flavour.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
anfractuosity (132) - - MAR 12, 2013
Orangy citrus notes. Undefined notes of spiciness. Warming taste. Wouldn’t buy again.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (5007) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2013
10/III/13 - 33cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 23/V/13 (2013-231) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear amber beer, irregular off-white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: some caramel, hay, bit nutty, sugary, some alcohol, disinfectant. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit spicy, herbal, cardamom, bit sweet, grains. Aftertaste: little sweet, caramel, lots of spices, cardamom, bit sourish. Flying Dog: you lose, Brewdog: you "win", but it’s more of a pity cup you get. Neither of these beers are very good.


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