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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.

ComradeK's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jinroh (1241) - ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2016
Tried 2012 version of this, so 4-year old. On tap at Carft Heads on the occasion of their 7th Anniversary. Poured dark amber, not much foam. Aroma is rich, sweet and fruity, sort of ripe feel of fruity. Tastes like a hoppy barleywine. Of course, most hops have faded but the beer itself has also mellowed down and achieved a better balance - but on the sweeter end. Something is still left of hops, mixed with booze bitterness. Overall feels like a barleywine - but like a very good barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karelbeersindral (58) - CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 15, 2016
Not my cup of tea, too strong in alcohol. However, nice notes of toffee, oily body, lingering aromas.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 10/30/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : ambrée foncée. Apparence : légèrement voilée.
Arôme : Caramel toffee, houblon résineux, herbeux, fruité (agrumes, marmelade) aux notes florales, léger d’alcool, notes rôties.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Goût amer de houblon résineux, moyennement fruité (agrumes, marmelade, notes d’abricots), légèrement citrique et florale avec des notes poivrées, présent toute la gorgée. Un ferme support malté de caramel toffee assez sucré et aux notes terreuses est présent avec un moyen goût d’alcool réchauffant ainsi que des notes de biscuits et de grains rôtis.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyen. Texture : huileuse. Finale : longue, composée d’une amertume d’alcool et de houblon résineux, herbeux, floral aux notes épicées et fruitées.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2602) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2016
330ml bottle from Brewdog online store. Pours a dark reddish amber colour with a tan foam head that diminishes. Nose of toffee, chewy caramel, molasses, orange marmalade, pine resins, booze. Flavour is sweet, malty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, raisins with orange pith, grapefruit, pine resin, warming and grassy spicy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, lingering sweet warm boozey tangy bitter finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2932) - SPAIN - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ XXXII, Sevilla, España. A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro. T/S: Malt, raisins, sweet, alcohol, slightly hoppy / Malta, uvas pasas, dulce, alcohol, ligeramente a lupulo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
weark (653) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Bouteille achetée chez Erzbierschof - De couleur ambrée trouble avec une fine mousse blanche qui redescend assez vite - Au nez très malté, des notes de thé, de sucre, l’infusion de houblon, abricot, pêche - En bouche des tonnes de malt, forte infusion de houblon, difficile à trouver autre chose tellement c’est puissant - Corp ample, amertume forte, carbonation correcte, sucrée et liquoreux, final explosive ... - exceptionnel mais très difficile d’accès

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (3180) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. The beer was very sweet and very hoppy. I kind of liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (4123) - NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle. Dark Amber body with a tiny beige head. Aroma is strong hoppy with a rich plum note. Taste of burned wood, flowers, pine, apricot. Spices in swallow. Feeling of eating heated marmelade with prunes. In a good way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2803) - GREECE - JUN 21, 2015
From old notes. From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Amber orange color with off white head. Malty caramel aroma, hoppy, citrusy fruity, piney. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma, alcoholic. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
josanguapo (1151) - SPAIN - JUN 10, 2015
In Duvel glass, playing KB Dark Side. Undrinkable. Pure alcohol. One of the worst beer I’ve ever tasted, if it can be called a beer

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