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BrewDog Anarchist / Alchemist

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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Fuck the system. Forget what you know. What has been. Bow to no one. History is bereft. Reorder. Disorder. Embrace the unknown. The groundbreaking. The challenging. The ichorous revolution is upon us. Try until your fingers bleed and your mind is numb.Try harder. Try this. Try that. Try the other. Try what hasn’t been tried. Then try again. Keep trying. Forge the new. The molten elixir awakens.

A 16.5% IPA Evolution. Taking our favourite beer style to the next level, Anarchist Alchemist is a triple dry hopped triple IPA. Did not think triple IPAs existed? Neither did we. So we brewed one.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrew_drinks (219) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle from the BD online shop in 2012... and finally consumed in 2015. Pours slightly turbid, a deep orange like Seville marmalade. Has a classic ’old IP’ nose of candied peel, a mix of caramel and sugary citrus. Medium carbonation. Toothsome sugariness, some more marmalade, barley sugar, boiled sweets, a bit of burnt orange tang. Firm bitterness to finish. Clearly way past its best but actually quite a pleasant drink, like a soft, very fruity barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Florya (580) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: amber, small white head Aroma: grape, sweet berries, honey Palate: medium body, low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurthnar (2453) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle, aged ~2 years to see what happens. Best before 05/06/2017. Aroma rich malty, fruity, raisins. Lightly hazy orange-amber colour. Taste is pretty strong alcoholic, high hopping still evident, but rather citrusy, zesty, and receding to background. Full malty taste, result similar to american barley wine. Interesting development, showcasing the hops (un)aging.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MisoW (2046) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle by Gurthnar. Pours hazy deep orange color, lightly beige head. Aroma of honey, citrusy, malty, fruity. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, orange, malty, peach. Lot if alcohol in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6471-20140708] Bottle. Light caramel toffee aroma. Clear, golden amber body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet boozy toffee and caramel wood flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5.
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)
Overheard: "You can only have beer in brown bottles."

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle at BrewDog Camden on 9 Apr 2012. Poured a clear, bright orange, with a dense off white head. Aroma of massive resinous hops, grapefruit, passionfruit, mango and honeycomb. Super smooth mouthfeel. Golden syrup flavours, with tinned fruit, melon, biscuit, burnt sugar and herbs. Perfect balance of intense bitter hops, pine, grass and sweet fruit and caramelised sugar in the finish. Possibly the best BrewDog beer I’ve ever had...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Barrelbelly (658) - BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
Orange browny with small head. Very sweet barley wine style double ipa. Bitter sweet aftertaste

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abio (1678) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 18, 2014
Amber coloured brew. Very siropy, and alcoholic. Ruins it a bit, cause the fruity taste on its own is not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1424) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2014
330ml bottle from Hopology, Nottingham. Dark orange body small beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel, fruit, and hops. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, with caramel malt, moderate fruity hops, with a bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oqnid (96) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
11 août '13 Imperial IPA ambrée, 14%, 330ml -orange/rouille (extrême); mousse nuageuse, compacte -nez fruité (exotique), miel, caramel, alcool -sucre d'orge, réglisse noire, marmelade -liquoreuse et ronde -finale digne d'un spiritueux, passion, poivrée, florale, caramel; sèche menthol Co=4 Arô=3.5 Am=1 Su=4 Arr=3 Ac=.5 via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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