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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 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ABS (918) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2013
Amber, average amount of white head. Nose is mostly alcohol, some hops, honey, herbs, flowers. First sip: wow this was heavy. Very bitter. Very thick mouth feel. The liquid sticks to my lips. A fun beer, but a bit to the monsterous side of beer:)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle at North Bar, Leeds. It is fairly old and had been living in a fridge, so Im giving it the benefit of the doubt. Bottle looks good, pours an amber orange, couple of fingers of head. Aroma is orange, caramel malts, a little hint of butter. Taste is initially sweet, with caramel, butterscotch, toffee, with some hops coming towards the end. Oh, and booze. ALOTTA booze. It seems flawed. Syrupy mouthfeel with a long finish that doesnt have any sense of refinement - its a sugary, bitterish Jackson Pollock. Id expected a lot more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (9529) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JAN 21, 2013
Mango-yellow head, medium to large but not very stable, over faintly hazy amber beer. Fruity USA-hops with a sharp edge, as from booze, candied peel, dried milk. Smelling very sweet indeed. Short bitterish flavour, soon overtaken by the combined maltsugar/alcohol onslaught. Fruity vectors remaining, however: more and more like candied fruit (oranges, figs, apricots) than the lychee/passionfruit the nose suggested. Orangemarmalade with the sugar crystallizing out. Feels syrupy-oily, despite no lack of carbonation. Burning MF. I’m tempted to compare it somehow to the S.A. Triple Bock - and not to the detriment of that one. Here, it would seem that the massive maltbacking has gone on Armsteroids, leaving the hops lagging behind in the peloton.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hogne (8) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2013 does not count
Far too much taste of alcohol. Not at all bitter, or it could be but I can’t feel it because of the alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - JAN 17, 2013
Pours light copper with thin foam head but big bubbles. Nose is good but not so intense. Aromas below Malt: caramel and cereal Hop: passionfruit, mango and herbal notes. In mouth it is another story i.e. really intense beer, full of flavours: malt, candied citrus peel, malt. Very creamy, sweet, then salty, then alcohol and bitterness and a peppery spicy finish. Great imperial IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsga (7310) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 13, 2013
Medium deep offwhite head. Clear amber body with carbonation. Strong tropical fruit and pineapple aroma with resiny sugary notes. Sweet-dryish pineapple and tropical fruit taste with resiny mango notes. Full-bodied. Sharpish, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dry-sweet salty mango and pineapple aftertaste with resiny citric notes. Interesting, but too over the top to really be very enjoyable. (0.33l bottle, from wine monopoly, Vika, Oslo.)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
forceman77 (2) - FINLAND - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
Takkahuoneessa vuoden ekan työviikon (puolikkaan) jälkeen. Meripihkan värinen, makeuden aistii jo tuoksussakin. Alkoholi tuntuu, muttei maistu. Maku paranee joka huikalla ja jälkimaku pysyy suussa. Mieleen tulee barleywine. Hyvää! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2989) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2012
[bottle at BrewDog pub in Edinburgh] Huge hops aroma that is tropical and grapefruit with some biscuit. Clear pinkish dark gold under a tight, white ring. Sweet flavour that has a bit of ethanol and strong notes of apricot, pineapple, and cat piss. Salty and assertively bitter hops. The ethanol becomes a bit too much as the beer warms. Full body, low carbonation, sour, ethanolic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 13, 2012
33cl bottle, BB 05/06/2017, batch#185. Continuing the serie of gimmick beers by Brewdog, one can wonder, would you actually buy a case of this and store it? no, a one-time try gimmick type of purchase for me. Ambrée, col léger beige-jaunâtre. Arôme est houblonné, pin et résineux portant sur un bouquet de malt-cara prenant le dessus sur les houblons. Palais présente de suite une certaine présence de ces 14%, le tout restant buvable. La bière à pour défaut de mettre, vu son taux d’alcool, trop de poids sur les malts qui alternent ici entre cara moyen doux couplés à une certaine douceur presque de sirop sucré qui perdure en fin de bouche collant légèrement aux lèvres. Le tout se termine sur des notes vineuses et résineuses avec une amertume houblonnée qui vient se fondre dans ces 14%. Ces derniers donnent une présente forte de pamplemousse contre balancé par le malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2520) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
Big, sticky, Hugely hoppy but never bracingly bitter. Well made, clean and enjoyable. Doesn’t really distinguish itself except for the BW esque like body, but doesn’t put a foot wrong either. Reminds me of a beefed up Hopsickle, with a little less personality.

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