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BrewDog Anarchist / Alchemist

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 420   ABV: 14%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (10976) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle at Beer Temple. Pours clear amber with an off white head. Aroma of resin, caramel, citrus, apricot. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Closer to a barley wine than an IPA, with a thick oily feel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cunningham (6957) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Deep hazy caramel brown colour with a tan head that leaves a fine lacing. Rich grape hoppy and fruity aroma. Full body. Well balanced sweetness and rich bitter. Oily texture. Well hidden alcohol. Very fruity and rich grape hoppy flavour.
[Bottle from a trade with Gunnar]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unstablefable (233) - SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2012
Pours a hazy orange with a light whir head, aroma of boozy apricot hoppy pine honeycomb, tastes of resinous pine, bitterness pretty boozy. Pretty tart. Thick creamy texture via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berlinoise2go (688) - NORWAY - NOV 24, 2012
Bottle (33cl) from Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Finger-thick offwhite, sticky head, good retention, settles as a thin film with bubbly islands. Clear copper/amber colour. Intense, but not in-yer-face, hoppy aroma, with concentrated citrus notes, caramel, resin. Full body (naturally), average carbonation. Semi-sweet taste with a powerful bitterness that is somehow kept in check by the high alcohol content, with very impressive results. The high ABV manifests itself in body rather than taste. Lovely, long aftertaste of resiny bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sputnikus (96) - Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Orange, very clear appearance with frothy, quickly disappearing head. Aroma is very, very fruity (dried peaches, honey) with a whiskey and pepper notes in it. Taste is really bittersweet, more like a barleywine because of alcohol notes. Beer has light, oily body with lively carbonation. Aftertaste is definitely bitter, like whiskey and lemon zest with refreshing honey note. Overally it is well worth the pricing tag.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sizzler80 (502) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 10, 2012
Dark amber with a frothy white head. Aroma: hops, malt, toffee, alcohol, oak, red grape, pepper. Hops hops hops. Very dry and bitter initially which sweetens a lot. Strong alcohol warmth which packs a punch. This has a massive set of aromas and flavours. Low carbonation. Hops, toffee, mandarin, cognac, pine, banana skin, red grape, pepper spice. Much more of a barleywine in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2081) - DENMARK - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle @ home.....It pours clear dark amber with a small fluffy off white head.... The aroma is flowers, hoppy, fruits and pine.... The flavor is flowers, sweet caramel, alcohol and dark fruits.... the alcohol is very profound.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear amber with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is fruity and resinous hops as well as sweet caramel malt. Flavour is fruity and resinous (very hoppy) and some malty sweetness. Pretty bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervewtf (52) - - OCT 30, 2012
color cobre con espuma blanca poco densa y poco persistente. aroma ligero a malta notas de oliva y alcohol . sabor alcohol de principio a fin con notas dulces y pino. cuerpo alto y escasa carbonatacion

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 30, 2012
18/X/2012 - 33cl bottle from Dranken Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2012-1145)

Clear dark orange beer, aery yellow head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, peaches, very sweet, honey, hints of bourbon and whisky, spicy, bit peppery, English black liquorice. MF: good carbon, full body, alcohol burn. Taste: sweet sugary start, honey, bitter piny touches, citrus, sugary, bourbon, Mandarin Napoleon (mandarin liquor). Aftertaste: sweet English liquorice, bitter resin, orange peel, some citrus, hoppy, quite sugary, honey. And yes, this is a bit too pricy... (+7 euro)

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