Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Amber Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland


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RATINGS: 1283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Malts: Marris Otter, Crystal Malt Hops: Simcoe, Chinook, Nelson Sauvin, Centennial Twist: Loads of late hops and bucket-loads of dry hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hartleyhare (5) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2011 does not count
Bottle, great beer, tasty, drinkable, lovely colour, loads of aroma, solid taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamestulloch (1351) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 1, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 Aroma: Caramel, chocolate and cherry notes.

Appearance: Dark amber/red colour, frothy head with good retention. Clear.

Taste: Strong lychee notes followed by a bitter dark chocolate taste. Very well balanced.

Palate: Thin texture. A surprisingly light body for the depth of flavour.

Overall: Complex in flavour, with the fruitiness and bitterness complementing each other perfectly. Another great beer from Brewdog.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElDesmadre (1524) - Mikołów, POLAND - OCT 31, 2011
Bottle. Hazy amber with a not too lasting head. Aroma is malt and a fruity-foresty mix of hop aromas: grapefruit, white grapes, mango, plums, pine and resin, plus some tea and faint honey. Great, dry taste, despite the rather weak body. Very light and at the same time aromatic beer with quite a strong and lasting bitterness given the only 25 IBU. Aftertase of tropical fruit and pine forest with some liquorice and nuts. A truly great, aromatic hop bomb!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1386) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - OCT 31, 2011
Appearance: Dark red/amber, clear. Some off-white head. Aroma: Sweet, fruit, caramel. Taste: Sweet, fruity with some hops. Also some malt. Info: 330ml bottle, 28/10-2011

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2007) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle bought at Sainsburys in South Ruislip. An amber/red coloured pour with a small beige head on top. Excellent fruity, American hop aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel, fruity and slightly dry. This would make a great session ale. A really good American inspired ale from Brewdog.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 28, 2011
THOUGHTS: Very full and flavorful for a lower ABV beer. But not flavors that I really want in a beer. Might’ve been a little skunked. Also a few months past best by date. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a very dark brownish amber with a huge, foamy, sudsy and rocky, tan head that very slowly diminished and left excellent and very clumpy lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel and hints of tea; light to moderate grassy and metallic hops; lighter pine hops; toffee and cola. The initial flavor was light to moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet, moderately bitter and light to moderately sour with a little longer than average duration. There was caramel malt, grassy and metallic hops and a little sour fruit. The medium body was a little syrupy, but also somewhat oily with lightly fizzy carbonation and a metallic and slightly chalky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ekstedt (5406) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle (33 cl) from the Cracked Kettle, Clear amber, medium off-white head. Hoppy and slightly caramelly aroma with notes of citrus, goose berries and pine needles. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium to high bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rodenbach99 (3142) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Bouteille de 350ml. Batch 192. Bière ambrée avec une mousse brune et compacte. Le nez est de caramel, de houblon frais et de sucre brun. La bouche est dans le même registre, un amalgame sucré-amère de caramel grossier et de houblons américains. L’amertume en fin de bouche est bien marqué.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4701) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle: Poured a clear amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of dry caramel malt notes with some light floral citrus notes. Taste is a well balanced mix between some light caramel malt notes with some notes of light citrus hops. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad but more bland then what I was expecting considering the brewer isn’t the most conventional one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GNome (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle, huge fruity aroma, deep red amber with a white top. Initial great taste becomes slightly cloying, reducing drinkability.

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