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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: 212   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3915) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oqnid (131) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2014
One of those exciting Brewdog things, a kind of ’triple IPA’, with a coarse, yellowish white, thick but quickly dissipating head (the latter does not have to surprise given the very impressive alcohol strength) and a warm amber glowing colour, cristal clear, very pretty, quietly fizzy. Very, and I mean very powerful aroma, with overwhelming hops and equally overwhelming alcohol, but none of the two really disturb me because the whole bouquet boosts complexity enough, with hints of cognac, cloves, apple sauce, candied orange, tonic water, mango, grapefruit, banana liqueur, pine needles and methylated spirits. In the mouth an onset of a liqueurish sweetishness, as in Grand Marnier, medium carbonation, caramelly and honeyish malts smooth, not too thick especially in view of its strength, towards the end a ’green’, overpowering hop bitterness stripping the tongue along with the expected booze, reminiscent of brandy and gin and drying mouth and throat alike, in a sticky and - unfortunately but understandably - somewhat astringent way. An interesting experience nevertheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Crisp dark orange body small beige head. 3+ Aroma is pleasant, malty, caramel, fruit, moderate alcohol. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, Caramel malt, moderate fruity hops. Booze is present but restrained. Smooth medium to full bodied palate, light carbonation. Quite nice. Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
911lin (23) - - JUL 12, 2014
Bottled @beernest. This is the strongest IPA I have had, and the only "triple IPA", which is written on its label. I should say it is really a strong one, don't try it after you've had several beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (10879) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, nose is toffee, pine, taste is dry, hugely bitter, sweet toffee, fruity, holding up well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Monchito_IPA (196) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
Ámbar, casi sin espuma. Cuerpo tipo caldo de pollo, sin ninguna vivacidad, con lágrimas en el vaso. Aroma a lúpulo intenso, en la boca hay algo de malta pero domina con creces el lúpulo. Es como un oloroso dulce en versión cerveza, como curiosidad está bien pero por ese precio mejor para compartir, no creo que repitas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1627) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2014
From a bottle. Wow, this is a big beer, no, huge beer. The super rich hops flavours have a grapefruit edge, strong as hell but no sharp alcohol punch like I expected. This is a very well made beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
antoniopoza (6) - - APR 10, 2014 does not count
Color nararanja con bastante turbidez. Poca formacion de espuma, persistencia media-escasa. Caramelo en nariz y boca. Cuerpo intenso.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (324) - BRAZIL - MAR 10, 2014
Cor laranja escuro, turva, espuma bege clara de média formação e baixa persistência; pouco lacing; Aroma de mel, caramelo bem doce, maracujá e abacaxi; Sabor de início doce de caramelo que evolui rapidamente para meio e fim com amargor cítrico intenso (mesmo sabor), finalizando com sabor alcoólico que aquece a boca. Baixa fernrntação; Retrogosto alcoólico. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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