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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.
íZero IBU IPAí 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.


tricyclist's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tricyclist (794) - 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..


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (331) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Copper color with thin off white head. Malty herbal aroma (mint basil I think). Taste is boozy malt, low carbonation and herbs. I drank this one 5 months after it's best but date, which may have improved the flavor ofer what others have indicated. Spicy, peppery finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Elwood (3318) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Serving: 330 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a cloudy amber color with chunks of yeast settlingout and a thin off white ring for a head. The nose is minty and herbal with a little chocolate, wood, and something I canít quite place. Based on the mouthfeel I wouldnít guess the ABV is that high. A little limp on the tongue thanks to virtually no carbonation. Nice bit of mint, wood, ginger, something floral, and a little of that almost chocolate note. Not one I would like a ton of, but interesting. Glad I tried it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper, sweet ginger, light fruity, bit sweet and cloying, herbal.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle. Poured an amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of spices, some herbalness, carmal, and fruits.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DocLock (7920) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle from a PUBíR secret operative. Pours headless coppery with nose of sprucey hops, pine, vinyl, mild caramel. Tastes very sprucey, very unique, with caramel malt, hops, and a liquid band-aid flavor late. This one is a novel experiment, but not a good beer. This one blows worse than a new wife.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 19, 2014
THOUGHTS: Wow. All spices and herbs. It smelled and tasted like a crazy Ricola. It actually reminded me of the recreations of ancient Scottish ales. Very interesting beer, but awful IPA. Slightly like a sahti, too. TECHNICAL: Drank 3/3/2013. Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, medium to dark amber with an average, off-white head that mostly diminished. The aroma contained. light caramel; hints of chocolate; Ricola; cola; flowers; herbs; spices; and some fruit. The flavor was a little watered down. The initial flavor and finish were moderately sweet and lightly bitter. There was herbal tea, ancient ales, cola, hints of chocolate, fruit, herbs and spices, and caramel. The medium body was a little syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a dry finish.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerathon (1232) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
First off, bull crap on the IPA part. Thatís just stupid, because itís nothing like an IPA. It smells like roses, hibiscus, and lavender. The flavor isnít has offensive, but really, itís not good.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonathonsti (7) - - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
Hazy amber color. Thin head. Ginger or spices with pineapple notes. Not their best beer.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle. With b-law. Aroma of berries and other fruit. Ginger notes. Maybe Rosemary or Thyme. Amber color. Light carbonation. Spices. Interesting beer. Prob wouldn't get again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jsmerig (1263) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Pours a cloudy light tan. Sort of iced tea. Aroma of ginger and berries. Taste is sweet with a touch of grape. The bitterness seems to come from the ginger. Crisp clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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