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BrewDog Atlantic IPA (Old IPA)

 (RETIRED)
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92
85
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (3919) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2010
11.2 oz bottle. Poured a deep orangey/amber with a large slightly foamy off white head. Aroma is great with notes of wood, caramel, toffee, syrup, Ruby red grapefruit juice, bit o honey candy and alcohol. Medium to slightly thin bodied with average carbonation and a strong amount of heat on the finish. The flavor is not nearly as complex as the aroma and basically just a malt forward beer. Notes of some dried out fruit, dry wood, caramel and toffee blended with tonic. Although ridiculously overpriced this was a pretty solid brew.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 24, 2010
12oz bottle. Rating #62. Dark gold pour with a pretty big and fluffy and white. Aroma is more malt than hops, the hop aroma was very faint after a lot of inhaling. Pleasant flavor, very subtle hops and some caramel maltiness, pretty enjoyable overall, but not worth the 20 plus it costs. (1114)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7276) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer in Larndahn tahn, shared with dad 23-01-10 Pours amber with a white head. The aroma is really quite toasty, bit jiffy lemon and am I imagining it or is there some whiffs of salt? I think that there is. Taste is bitter, dry, touch bready at times and the toast factor showing again. There is some soft pithiness with pudgy grapefruit and a bit of vanilla and yep I get a touch of salinity, I’m sure that I do. I liked it. A6 A4 F8 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2010
Ah, the bad decisions I make when I’ve had a few beers. Bought at the PP Bottle Shop for over $25, no date on the bottle. Clear medium orange with a one and a half finger beige head, fair retention. Doughy yeast and caramel toast malts up front with plenty of old herbal, woody, and earthy stale hops--definitely on its way out. There’s also a bit of chocolate and lemon tang. Flavor has a bigger tang, but other than a bunch of bittering hops, there is little more than some earth and grass--I wished they added some aroma hops to this--not that it’d matter since this bottle is apparently over 6 months old already. Dry finish, alcohol masked well. Bitterness peaked at a 4. For more than twice the price and half the volume of ridiculously priced 3F Dreadnaught, this is one hell of an overpriced gimmick. Sorry Brewdog, I will not be duped again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2010
Trade with Christian Scheffel. 33cl bottle. Pours cloudy amber orange with a lasting frothy white head and lacings. Aroma is dust, yeast and an orange hoppiness. Bready and yeasty flavor with peachy hops in the back. Medium bodied. Warmth from alcohol. Ends dry and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2010
12 oz bottle shared by j12601. Pours a medium copper and a decent lasting off white head. Aroma is nutty toasty malts, some staleness- nothing quite fresh- oak vanilla, some earthy piney hops- not over the top just medium to light. Flavor is toasty, tannins, vanilla, oak, medium caramel some carapils,medium sweetness, toffee earthy hops, grass, mint pine, some salty mineral and dust character, and light citrus-some tobacco hints as well- medium bitterness. Just tastes like either an aged IPA or an IPA that someone didn’t add enough hops to.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2010
[bottle @ RBESG 2009, Grand Tasting] Bready and sourish malt aroma with subtle floral hops. Cloudy orange under a bubbly white top. Quite bitter toffee flavour with notes of coffee and hazelnut. Light to medium body, moderate to medium carbonation, moderately bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2010
Cloudy amber with a medium off white head. Sweet aroma with fruity and hoppy notes. Sweet flavour with malt, caramel, hops, pine and grapefruity notes. Finished bitter.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
330ml bottle at home with tashi, 10th Aug 09. Copper with a thick magnolia head. Perfume, clean linen, warm biscuit aromas waft up as the bubbles subside. Toffee & doughy sweetness with vanilla oakiness as you take it into your mouth and then a tongue tingling bitterness. As it glides down your throat, a gentle warmth fills your cheeks. Great lasting dryness after a few mouthfuls. Smooth & rich. Doesn’t take like its true strength either. Doesn’t bash you over the head, just beautifully seduces you.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Bottle shared by Jay at Paul’s tasting. I’m glad I got to try this, the idea was certainly novel and interesting sounding, but I wasn’t going to spend $30/12oz on an old IPA, and that is exactly what this is. The aging has added much less to this than it has taken away. Skunky, cigar smoke, sausage and flower aroma. Hardly IPA anymore. The flavor has milk chocolate, plywood, salt water. Decent, just not exciting nor is it particularly difficult. I’d say "what will their next gimmick be?" but we already know that was to make the strongest beer ever and then sell it for an outrageous price.


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