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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: 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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2010
Thanks so much to Todd for sharing yet another awesome treat! Cool ass homebrew label on this one, a nice contrast to the sleek Euro design of the previously sampled BrewDog. Hazy copper pour with moderate carbonation. Crisp and mildly faded hops in the nose (old IPA indeed). Just a hint of citrus there too. Mouthfeel is nice and smooth, almost casky. While the hops are certainly not very bright, the flavor was enjoyable even so, with no hints of bland oxidation but simply a mellowed brew that was comfy with its chewy malts and bitter hops. Cool idea for a beer, nice drinking too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5725) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2010
Nice caramel coloured body with a thin tan head and a bit of opacity and a few bubbles rising. Aroma of oldish hops, tons of malt, alcohol, raisins, nuts and a bit of pitted fruits. Medium-bodied; Relatively flat (bu that seems right) with a light european hoppiness, some mild sugars and a heavy dose of malt and alcohol. Aftertaste is nice and clean - malt coupled with a good amount of hops, showing a bit of an old ale character of must, basement and some pitted fruits - this definitely shows the journey around the Atlantic Ocean! I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased for around US$30 at Half Time in Poughkeepsie, New York, sampled at home in Washington on Christmas in 2009.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2010
paid $28 for a 12oz bottle and was quite excited to try this experiment.. Pours a hazy pale gold, with lots of white foam .. . honey, wood, pine, sea water in the mouth .. . has held up well, brewdog is awesome.. . Itís not illegal. Itís frowned upon, like masturbating on an airplane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
courtesy of madmitch76, thanks homie! nice pour, looks good with an ample head. the aroma is very subdued and light, not much to work off of there, untuil you swirl with you hand over the glass and then capture-sniff, then the aroma is there. the taste is surprisingly more present, nice bitterness, slightly creamy, medium body, drinks very easily, though not all that complex. though im pretty sure complexity wasnít the focus of this brew, i believe it founds its destination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle courtesy of jtclockwork. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Smells of restrained, sweet, juicy citrus, some perfumy hints, some spicy touches. Tastes of pepper, earthy, some ghostly hints of citrus, resiny touches, some tea hints. Finishes peppery and bitter. A fairly solid IPA. Too bad itís so expensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Bottle, not quite sure why these were 25$ -40$ dollars for a twelve ounce, thanks jeff for sharing. Golden pour with white head. Decent pine and citrus flavored ipa, good for 6-8$ but this is a little ridic,.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2010
33cl, no mention of ABV, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2009, thx to Jeppe!, complex bitter brew, balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 28, 2010
Based on the appearance of this beer I am very hopeful, it is beautiful! Perfect amount of head clear, Iím ready for this. Then I got very little aroma out of the beer, and it was in a snifter! What I did get was faint pine and citrus hops. My first sip and all I got was malt, second sip... slightly sour? Third sip, oh thereís the bitterness of the hops, I nearly forgot this was an IPA. Once I got through that the beer came together, it was a little malt, nice bitter back bone though, a little soured, and then just a tiny bit of hop flavor which wasnít very pronounced just hiding in the back. Not knowing what an Old IPA should taste like this could be a great example, however itís not a great modern IPA though I would drink it again if it werenít so flipping expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5339) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2010
Shared at Bullits place. The aroma has citric hops, some caramel malt. Hazy, copper coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is bitter, citric hoppy. Dry finish. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2010
bottle shared by Argo0 at RBWG, pours dirty blond with a medium white head. Aroma is strong pine and herbal hop tones. Flavor is toasted malt, pine hops, some wood elements. A decent IPA.

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