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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.


1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
anfractuosity (135) - - 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 (5148) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4232) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep orange body with a small off-white head. Nose is boozy grass tones, resin, rummy malts and hints of grains. Taste is slightly herbal papery tones, sherry, hints of grape peel and berries. Medium body, soft carbonation. A bit strange and OK, but not more. Not much to the BrewDog effort in this "battle"; the Flying Dog version was absolutely superior and I really don’t get the low ratings it gets.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Clear amber colored pour. No carbonation. No head. No lacing. Big heather aroma. I thought I mistakenly poured a Williams Bros. Heather Ale. Taste is slightly sweet with a huge heather flavor. Some astringency. Better than the other side’s offering. That’s for sure.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Pours a dark orange color with a spicy orange peel aroma. I like this version more than the flying dog version. Flavors blend better.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mnoud (286) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 3, 2013
2013.03.03 - Brewdog/Flying Dog International Arms Race - 11.2oz bottle in pint glass. Bottle marked batch 163 best before 22-05-13. Aroma: as on the label, berries and herbs. Appearance: Pours around 12-16 on SRM scale. Very clear nice mid copper. Not much head/carbonation but a sticky lacy ring, and a few bubbles here and there from bottom. Taste: Follows nose, berry floral notes and spices. A cinnamon-y dryness without obvious cinnamon taste, other herbs I cannot pick out. Interesting. I wouldn't drink a ton of it but I think it may be rated too harshly here at RB. Palate/Mouthfeel: medium light. Aroma 6/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 5/10, Palate 2/5, Overall 13/20

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
javiercrasher (175) - Granada, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2013
Rojiza, luminosa. Con muy poca espuma que desaparece rapidamente. Olor a frambuesa y jengibre. Poco cuerpo, muy ligera y poco gas. En boca muy dulce, sabor a frutos rojos y ligero aire a vermuth. Esperas que el sabor despegue pero no lo hace. Un verdadero desatino. Eso si, el alcohol muy bien integrado, ni se nota. En casa tengo infusiones mejores.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (3467) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle: Intensive notes of herbs and berries. Sweetish and bitter notes, ginger. Amber color, low head. Flavor is sweetish, very herbal with again ginger notes, vermouth, and a lot more. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopfemandli (107) - Zug, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2013
On tap @Erzbierschof’s -- Copper/amber color, foam disappears immediately. Modest aroma. Flavor is herbs, a bouquet of different garden herbs. It is medium bodied, refreshing, with balanced sweet and acid elements. A nice experiment.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricyclist (845) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Weird one... Sample pour of deep golden amber. Nose is malty sweet, no citrus, some herbal... Flavor is sweet malt, some light citrus, herbal and sweet. Light and drinkable, just not a favorite..


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