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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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Pours unclear amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is malt, heavy hop, grass and citrus. Flavour is malt, hoppy citrus and grapefruit.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2009
(Bottled) Hazy amber with a medium, quite lasting head. Aromatic hops (British-style) in the nose, with some added exotic fruitiness. Flavor is grainy-malty, fruity, moderately bitter, salty-woody-aromatic, and drying towards the grassy-bitter finish. Some minor gluey and roasty notes. Medium to full body with soft carbonation. Pretty good, but slightly unrefined as a whole. Feels like something you’d get by mixing aged North Bridge Extreme and Bigfoot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4613) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Pours a translucent yellow with a one finger white head. Nose is sweet and citrusy with a grassy quality. Flavor shows citrus rind and sweet malt with a grassy bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (4460) - Burgos, SPAIN - MAR 17, 2010
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy golden colour, off-white head. Aroma of malts, hops. Flavour of bitter hops, some malts, fairly bitter and fairly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Blairgus (4163) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
dark amber and slightly hazy. smells mainly of sweet malt, hints of raisin and less so hints of hops tastes like hop stems, w/ a kind of astringent bitterness has huge hop finish. by the end i was picking up oak in the flavour and finish. this is a pretty good beer. not amazing but lots better than many. i certainly don’t think it’s worth £9 a bottle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4152) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours with a two finger thick, pale amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark amber color that shows a bright, clear, amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of nutty, sherry, caramelized cardboard, that sits in front ruby-red grapefruit zest, caramelized, citrus zest, and then a bright tangelo note that sits in front of a tobacco like note, perhaps a touch of menthol, some pine, and a citrusy berry character. A supporting whole grain character melds with the caramelized malt notes.

Amply bitter, quite light bodied, and the finish is hops and oxidation. A lingering nutty note melds with some cardboard, a bitter almost roast malt note that really lingers on the palate. The hop character is herbal, has a light pine, faded tangelo zest, Meyer lemon notes, ruby-red grapefruit, and a peppery, slightly green, spicy, essential citrus zest note. Sweet tea like caramelized malt melds with the nutty, slightly cardboard like, and definitely toasted whole grain in a brown bread sort of manner.

A definite aged example, the oxidation is certainly taking hold, but the hop character is still bright enough, the malt is really were the oxidation bites deepest. I really like how light bodied this beer is, it helps with the quaffability, but the oxidized malt makes this more of a sipping brew. If you can get past the oxidation, this beer still has a lot going on; certainly a beer to drink in a much younger state though.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2009
At Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09. Hazy gold with a small white head. Toffee malt aroma and taste, utterly dominated by a strong bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2012
bottle... more gimmicks or a solid brewdog beer? back to the gimmicks on this one, weaves a creative brewing story but falls flat in taste and execution, don’t waste your money... the aroma has lots of alcohol, a bit of caramel, and citrus... lots more malt on the taste than anything, boring with an off finish... pass

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