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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (5935) - .....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.. . It’s not illegal. It’s frowned upon, like masturbating on an airplane.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5759) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle in the rake. Aroma has an inital kick of chocolate malt + some toffee malts, but a lightly tannic woodyness and floral citrus hoppyness comes in and smoothes it out, some yeasty esters too. Taste is very interesting, toffee malts comes but are washed away quickly by a citrus even verging on plasticy hop character thats then cleaned off with bitterness. The alc is really well hidden here and the carbonation is very soft. I could have easily sat and drank the whole bottle in a matter of minutes, but i was working so had to go sit in the sun.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Bottle: Beautiful bottle label. Pours a nice orange hue with a puffy white head. The nose is musty and earthy with some very ’noble’ hops, lots of deep creamy body hops and a light citrus note. Nice balance to the malts in the mouthfeel and a light snappy tail with some of the hops and malts. Seems more of an experience than a great beer. Good idea though, who else has explored simply the history of a style to exploit prices? Although I’m sure they probably took a loss in the end, as did everyone who ever carried/bought or drank this beer, it’s still a good idea and an interesting story to tell. Earthy british IPAs by boat though aren’t a novel idea. Every british bitter is undergoing the same process as we speak for regular prices.

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5321) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Bottled. Hazy golden color, short head. Nice hoppy aroma. Bitter taste. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (5030) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2011
Bottle. Dark brownish/orange with a large white head. A lot of malt in both the aroma and taste, not that hoppy. I think that the bottle was on the old side. Still quite good but not that fresh anymore.

   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.

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