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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


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
After two tempestuous months aging aboard BrewDog founder James Wattís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2010
[330ml bottle, Cornelius Beer&Wine, Edinburgh] Firstly Atlantic IPA really stands out due to the best label Iíve 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 Ė Atlantic IPA is fantastic. A strong chestnut brown colour gives an indication of the conditioning, and the aroma is wonderful Ė prunes, malt, hops, heavy alcohol pushing through. On the palate itís 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. Thereís 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 Iím 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 (5394) - 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 (8398) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4611) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Pours a translucent yellow with a one finger white head. Nose is sweet and citrusy with a grassy quality. Flavor shows citrus rind and sweet malt with a grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 29, 2010
Thanks to OSCF for sharing! Pours clear amber coloured with a nice off white bubbly head. Aromas of wood, caramel, pine and spice. Flavours of sweet malt, caramel, bitter hops and grain. Tasty brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2010
Nice color. Aroma is hoppy, a bit floral and some caramel sweetness. Flavor is balance but a bit light and thin. Some hops and caramel malts. Overall, nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2010
Another generous treat from OldStyleCubFan. Yay, Todd! Pours reddish brown with head on the small side. British hop and malt character, with the hops not surprisingly washed out a bit, but in a way that makes sense. Nice, almost flat palate, but in a good way. Fun beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Thanks Santa! Box arrived during a party, so why not open this up? Light cottony nose, muddy mustard with a bright slick white head. Cracker malt and a touch salty, subdued earthy hops. Thanks.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14930) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Pours dark amber with white head. Nose is hops, caramel malts and ocean? Perhaps, itís just psychosomatic but I think I smell ocean. Anyway, taste is caramel malt and nice hop balance.

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