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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


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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 14/20
sayravai (4691) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dmac (4682) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4377) - 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 (4163) - 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 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3849) - 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 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3610) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3497) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Bottle at RBWG in March 2010 (not long after release). The pour yields a lightly hazy, golden-orange amber body with just a wispy, swirly, off-white film at the head. Minimal, wet spotting marks the glass. Aromas include notes of biscuit and sweet grain malt in the forefront, hinting at dessert bread and even some unexpected coconut cream. Hops are (obviously) faded, showing remainder traces of tropical citrus and a touch of dried grass. Flavors are pretty well balanced, again kicking off with caramelized grain, bread, and biscuit, also suggesting a slight touch of toasted toffee. Aged citrus hops and mild grasses lend soft bitterness, bringing things to center. There’s a hint of oxidation that is actually welcomed to some degree, as it just seems to work with this brew. Medium in body, with light to moderate carbonation and a very smooth consistency, the palate finishes semi-dry. Alcohol is not apparent at all, and I’m surprised to find that it weighs in at 8.5%. Interesting stuff. Absurdly priced, and not even remotely worth it, but it exceeded my expectations in most respects. Med body smooth semi dry.

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