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BrewDog Atlantic IPA (Old IPA)

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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After two tempestuous months aging aboard BrewDog founder James Watt’s mackerel trawler on the North Atlantic, Atlantic IPA will be the first commercially available, genuine sea-aged IPA in two centuries - a project which is typical of the scale, audacity and boldness characteristic of BrewDog in its quest to take the UK beer industry by storm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (15104) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2010
12 once bottle, shared with Josh, Ryan, and the newly-turned-21 club at Paradiso Georgetown. Cloudy golden color, edge head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, rhum. Taste is very malty, with smooth brandy and pine, slight edge of lime. Interesting and delicious.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (1880) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2010
Light hazed muddy brown a little green when he’d to the light. The sweetest, saltiest, maltiest and balmiest mild ale flavour with amazing toffee aftertaste deep and powdery. Fun. That is good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (14919) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Bottle. A clear, golden beer topped by a finger-thick off-white head. Chocolate, toffee, a whiff of peat and some piney, resiny hops on the nose. Definitely not your everyday IPA aroma. The flavor is sweet and toffeeish, some hints of vanilla blending in, and it lacks on both bitterness and hop flavor. Smooth, medium body and a rather roasted finish. Interesting and nice, but not my kind of IPA. 100611

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kschep (1706) - DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
Nose of walnut, medium bitter hops, weak alcohol, feel is mediumheavy, carb is medium, taste is red ale, sour hops, leaves, sweet wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (12101) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a white head. Aroma is caramel, peaches, hop. flavour is caramel, peaches, hop, malt, spices, orange. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2010
From a bottle (28$, 12 oz.) poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Nice hoppy flavor with a lasting finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2010
[330ml bottle, Cornelius Beer&Wine, Edinburgh] Firstly Atlantic IPA really stands out due to the best label I’ve ever seen on a beer bottle, from a drawing by Johanna Basford. Secondly it stands out due to the price (£10 for 330ml). Thirdly, it stands out because of the taste – Atlantic IPA is fantastic. A strong chestnut brown colour gives an indication of the conditioning, and the aroma is wonderful – prunes, malt, hops, heavy alcohol pushing through. On the palate it’s bitter at first with a brief syrupy sweetness, before the bitter aftertaste takes over. More prunes and alcohol come on the far aftertaste. Very complex and like some kind of hearty alcoholic nectar. Very good indeed. [24082009]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle at RBWG in March 2010 (not long after release). The pour yields a lightly hazy, golden-orange amber body with just a wispy, swirly, off-white film at the head. Minimal, wet spotting marks the glass. Aromas include notes of biscuit and sweet grain malt in the forefront, hinting at dessert bread and even some unexpected coconut cream. Hops are (obviously) faded, showing remainder traces of tropical citrus and a touch of dried grass. Flavors are pretty well balanced, again kicking off with caramelized grain, bread, and biscuit, also suggesting a slight touch of toasted toffee. Aged citrus hops and mild grasses lend soft bitterness, bringing things to center. There’s a hint of oxidation that is actually welcomed to some degree, as it just seems to work with this brew. Medium in body, with light to moderate carbonation and a very smooth consistency, the palate finishes semi-dry. Alcohol is not apparent at all, and I’m surprised to find that it weighs in at 8.5%. Interesting stuff. Absurdly priced, and not even remotely worth it, but it exceeded my expectations in most respects. Med body smooth semi dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2010
From Vinens Verden, Odense, DK. Bottled, 250910. Orange-amber with white head. Aroma of malt and fruit. Flavor with spices and (vintage-) hop balance

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6942) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle shared by cgarvieuk. Pours a dark copper color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet caramel malts and some fruity hops. The flavor is basically the same; smooth caramel and subdued hops, smooth and toasted flavors. Light fruitiness. Enjoyable.

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