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BrewDog Atlantic IPA (Old IPA)

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

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RATINGS: 124   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
puzzl (3254) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NutRoastBad (7) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2009 does not count
Looks like everything a beer should. Strong floral hoppy and biscuity aroma.Slightly mellower hop flavour than some of Bredog’s other IPAs, but the bitter aftertaste is short. A good beer, but not as enjoyable of some of Brewdog’s other, less expensive and less gimmicky beers.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
Pours a dark burnt orange/amber color with golden orange/peach hues when held to a light source and a frothy two finger off-white yellowish head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap that leaves chunks of soapy lacing in it’s path. Toasty malt aroma with hints of caramel, rye and biscuit. Subtle hops but they seem to have faded considerably during the journey. Oak is fairly prominent in the nose with a healthy dose of vanilla. Subtle pine and citrus notes. Slightly resinous medium body with a good bit of dry bitterness up front followed by a slightly toasty malt backbone and dry piny finish. The hops have held up better in flavor than in the nose with some dry piny and sweet citrus character. Hints of grapefruit, mango and orange peel. The bitterness lingers throughout but is well balanced by a roasted caramel malt backbone with hints of sweet caramel and rye. The oak aging is evident but is subtle and not very earthy, resulting in a lot of vanilla character. Very well balanced and maybe a bit too sweet but this is an interesting experiment that worked out pretty well. Kind of gimmicky but definitely unique and flavorful. Not worth the outrageous price tag but I’m glad I had a chance to try it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2009
What I won’t do for my IPAs...and that includes spending $22 on this 330ml bottle. Neat idea and cool label, fingers crossed it is not just a gimmick beer! Poured a deeper and hazy orangish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral hops, wood, earthiness, and caramel. Tastes of wood, caramel, pine, vanilla, and some lighter funkiness. Different tasting for sure...

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2009
POurs a hazy orange. Nose is musty, some oxidization, old noble hops, malts. Flavor is dull hops, big malts, bready, biscuity. All around boring, nothing IPA about it at all. English Pale ale at best. another disappointing beer from brewdog.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2009
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malts, cocoa, light hops, light toffee, and light wood. Not the typical IPA aroma at all. Poured orange in color with a large, rocky, beige head that diminished a bit but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Slightly sparkling. Several medium-sized particles. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of malts, chocolate, hops, pine, wood, light toffee, slight vanilla and a hint of alcohol. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, wood, hops, slight chocolate, and slight toffee finish is very slightly dry. 8.5%ABV is quite well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11215) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2009
12oz bottle @Pauls Gathering Thanks Jay/j12601-pours a thin off white head and hazy gold color. Aroma is funky, herbal/pine hops. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel, herbal/pine hops. Oxidation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2355) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle. Deep dark-orange. Aroma is hoppy with some cookie sweetness and a touch of calcium oxide. Taste is also hoppy. But the malt thing going on in the background is the really interesting thing. Woody and smoky. Great balance.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2251) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark orange. Malty base, nice hopping and finishes toothpaste fresh... Very interesting beer, a succesfull experiment by BrewDog!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Bottle Shared at Ryan & Max’s Tasting @ Pauls. Pours an orange copper body with a white head. Pine, dry earth kindling, a bit oxidized with some herbal but skunk y greens. A buddy vine y spicy finish. Odd ball, i enjoyed it.


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