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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 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 15/20
KnutAlbert (6712) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2009
Bottled. Hazy gold/ruby beer. Modearate aroma, a whiff of yeast, perhaps. Spicy, the elements blend very well together - shaken, not stirred. Fine crisp bitter zing in the finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
vtafro (6681) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (6644) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Bottled. Hazy golden color, short head. Nice hoppy aroma. Bitter taste. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2012
Bottle served in my GI IPA tulip: Pours a slightly murky amber hue with a falling head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of stale hops, bile and vomit, funky cheese, salt and pepper, bready rye dough and a hint of spearmint. The taste is not as bad as the aroma some earthy and minty notes that are actually quite pleasant but then that vomity acidity makes a presence a ruined it once again. Did this beer even had a "prime"? I sort of doubt it but if it did it then is long past it. AVOID LIKE THE BLACK DEATH. Even if rated as an English Old Ale this would be a substandard effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (6471) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2009
(Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki) Poured amber and clear with quite large and long lasting white head. Aroma contained hops, malts and nuts. Palate was quite full bodied with medium carbonation. Tasted of malts, hops, fruitiness, alcohol, grass, sweetness and bitterness. Hoppy and bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (6451) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 1, 2011
330ml bottle @ Kaunis Kampela, Helsinki

Pours dark orange with a tiny head. Aroma is woody and has hints of oak. Taste is malty with woody and oaky notes and hints of vanilla. Smooth, salty finish. Not your typical IPA, but a nice beer nevertheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (6423) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2009
RBESG Sheffield 2009 Grand Tasting at the Harlequin. Hazy orange colour, white head. Aroma of fruity hops, wood, caramel. Flavour is sweet, fruity, wood, a bit salty, caramel, bitter funkiness coming through in the end. Weird.

   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 it’s so expensive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (5995) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Bottle Thanks to Sam. I am to cheap to have ever sprung 30 bucks for this brew. Pours out a amber topped with a sand head. Aroma was not like your normal IPA. Sweet rich hops, some oak, and char. Taste much more of the sweetness caramel, oak, and light bitterness on the end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5905) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle sampled in 2010. Almost clear golden body with a nice off-white head. Aroma has chocolate malt and mild oak. Flavor is quite rich malty, fruity, caramel and a pleasant more subdued bitterness. Nice body and soft in aftertaste. Not very typical IPA but I find it somehow complex and pleasant.

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