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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: 3.52/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
330ml bottle at home with tashi, 10th Aug 09. Copper with a thick magnolia head. Perfume, clean linen, warm biscuit aromas waft up as the bubbles subside. Toffee & doughy sweetness with vanilla oakiness as you take it into your mouth and then a tongue tingling bitterness. As it glides down your throat, a gentle warmth fills your cheeks. Great lasting dryness after a few mouthfuls. Smooth & rich. Doesn’t take like its true strength either. Doesn’t bash you over the head, just beautifully seduces you.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeertourist (5175) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2009
Bottle from Utobeer, ABV 8.5%. Hazy amber with a big yellowish head. Comfortable citrus, vanilla and caramel aroma and flavours. More oaky vanilla as well as vinous notes in the mouth. Dy throughout. This beer does not scream, but has a very complex personality. I rate that highly.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (20920) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 26, 2010
12 once bottle, shared with Josh, Ryan, and the newly-turned-21 club at Paradiso Georgetown. Cloudy golden color, edge head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, rhum. Taste is very malty, with smooth brandy and pine, slight edge of lime. Interesting and delicious.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (1786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
A well balanced IPA, unusual with non-american hops, making more space for malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2009
I really enjoyed this beer. Deep orange pour with a nice size head. citrusy nose, reminded me of marmalade (sp?). smooth coating mouthfeel. light oak with a nice bitter finish. flavors were nicely balanced, the aroma was the stand out for me though. I would happily drink this over and over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bov (11737) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 27, 2009
courtesy of Laurent Mousson and Melissa Cole - clear reddish-amber colour with a persistent beige foam; aroma of dust and aromatic hops, almonds and wood; moderate carbonation and with a good malt backbone; creamy mouthfeel, quite woody and hoppy finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hirigalzkar (2808) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
courtesy of madmitch76, thanks homie! nice pour, looks good with an ample head. the aroma is very subdued and light, not much to work off of there, untuil you swirl with you hand over the glass and then capture-sniff, then the aroma is there. the taste is surprisingly more present, nice bitterness, slightly creamy, medium body, drinks very easily, though not all that complex. though im pretty sure complexity wasn’t the focus of this brew, i believe it founds its destination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2010
[330ml bottle, Cornelius Beer&Wine, Edinburgh] Firstly Atlantic IPA really stands out due to the best label I’ve ever seen on a beer bottle, from a drawing by Johanna Basford. Secondly it stands out due to the price (£10 for 330ml). Thirdly, it stands out because of the taste – Atlantic IPA is fantastic. A strong chestnut brown colour gives an indication of the conditioning, and the aroma is wonderful – prunes, malt, hops, heavy alcohol pushing through. On the palate it’s bitter at first with a brief syrupy sweetness, before the bitter aftertaste takes over. More prunes and alcohol come on the far aftertaste. Very complex and like some kind of hearty alcoholic nectar. Very good indeed. [24082009]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Pint bottle poured into glass. This is my type of IPA. Now my senses may be off slightly since I’m just coming off a 2 day head cold and my nostrils have been filled with god knows what, but I really like the aroma of this. Slight honey and hops mixed with a bit of citrus. Flavor is damn tasty as well. The hops don’t jump right out at you from the get go but slowly make it’s presence know on the back end. Easy sipping beer.

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