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BrewDog Anarchist / Alchemist

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


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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 15/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Been sitting at the back of my fridge for too long. Pours muddy golden amber with a short, white head. Immediate aroma of caramel and toasted malts, lots of toffee and the faintest touch of resin. Smells like a big barley wine. Taste is quite boozey - lots of sticky sweet malt flavours dominating the palate, nice lengthy bitterness buried under it all. Drinkable, just not what I was expecting. My fault for leaving it for too long.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eructoblaster (3790) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle - 330ml. Cloudy chestnut/orange body with a thin off-white foamy/creamy head. Fresh hoppy aroma with malty, orange, and butterscotch hints. Alcohol is well hidden. Its sharp, complex hoppy taste carries caramel, fruity, and flowery notes. Ends with a long, robust, warming bittersweet finish. Awesome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - AUG 21, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a creamy two finger head and clingy lace. Aroma is spicy tart fruits, caramel malts, grassy, floral, and piney resin hoppiness. Taste is lots of grassy and peppery hop bitterness up front followed by lots of herbal notes and rich malts, some grainy sweetness, tropical fruits, with some alcohol warmth. Medium body, boozy, lightly carbonated and oily.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Ambrée. Orange. Collet beige. Nez: fruité. Biscuit. Alcool. Fruit confit. Salade de Fruit exotique. Ananas. Malt. Bouche: très sucré. Sucre d'orge. Bien houblonné. Marmelade. Fruit confit. Chaleur d'alcool. Très fruité. Malté. Caramel salé. Beurre. Poivre rose. Mentholé. Bonne amertume surtout en finale. "Barley wine". Cochon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fellebag (1341) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2013
Bottle 33cl. Small white head, quite bubbly. Amber color and clear. Aroma is autumn, wine, oak and grape. Flavour is more powerful of alcohol, syrup, sugar and rose wine sherry liqueur.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
M_Sack (615) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Clearish amber. Malt malt malt malt. Did I mention the aroma of malt? Also traces of muscat. Limited carbonation with an incredibly smooth mouthfeel that coats the mouth. Elements of muscat and a slight tartness, leading into a pleasant, cleansing bitterness. Incredibly balanced. The huge alcohol content isn't even noticed. This is an outstanding beer and one of my favourites. The elements of fortified wine take it to another level. BrewDogs might get criticised by some (they're certainly left of centre) but I think they're great. Well worth the $25 for a 330ml bottle shared with good, like minded mates. -

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SSBSS (13) - SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 26, 2013
Lovely sweet alcohol aroma and flavor. Copper color with dissipating head. Amazing beer and deceptive at 14% alcohol

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Staffan47 (906) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2013
Trevlig doft trots att den är något år. (Gamla bryggeriet?) ganska tung. Viss alkoholton anas. Krämig. Delar en flarra på tre och känns ganska lagom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 12, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium amber, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts well and leaves reasonable lacing. The aroma has strong pine resin and floral hops notes set against a fair amount of sweet alcohol, some berry notes and toffee malt. Powerful white pepper and pine resin hops up front lead into warming, sweet alcohol. There is a touch of Vegemite leading into some toffee malt in the mid-palate, with peppery hops, port and sweet alocohol in the finish. BrewDog make a lot of quite out there beers, most of which they pull off with aplomb. This one, however, is a bit of a miss. The hops flavours are actually quite pleasant, but they are dominated by the massive 14% ABV. If it was an imperial stout, it could handle that amount of alcohol, but in this imperial IPA it dominates the flavour way too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6129) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUN 2, 2013
330ml bottle. Dark amber redish color. Tiny to almost no head. Mango, fruity, bubblegum, burnt sugar in aroma. Ohh and grassy hops as well. Alcohol and sugars mixed with tropical fruits dominate the flavor. Way too sweet and alcoholic. Off balanced.

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