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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.

jrallen34's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jrallen34 (3494) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12076) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle at home, thanks to an IP trade with Christian, 06/10/14. Lightly hazed amber with a decent beige covering. Nose is caramel, light spice, sherry notes, light tropical fruit tones, earthy malt. Taste comprises caramel malt, sweet tones, faint booze, lick of honey, light oxidisation but not overly unplesant, dark orange marmalade rinds. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, sweet laced bitterness in the close. Ok, drinkable enough considering the age.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2014
Backlog. Bottle from Systembolaget. As many before me has mentioned, this is more of a gimmick than a good beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ramboraffe (995) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
A well balanced IPA, unusual with non-american hops, making more space for malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4981) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brokensail (12479) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Orange pour with a white head. Fruity sweetness, caramel, and some floral hops. Yeast, cardboard, and some water. Meh. The flavor is very sweet and malty. Caramel, bread, and sugar. Sweet fruit esters, mild citrus, some floral hops, cardboard, and yeast.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
BBB63 (6392) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - 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
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2012
7th September 2009
Clear darkish amber beer. Decent creamy head. Smooth and softish palate, slightly dry. Soft malt, very well balanced with a little light hop. Finishes soft and dry with more malt. Very refined IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8470) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2012
Bottle at some expense from Utobeer a while back. It pours clear orange amber, with a decent white head. The nose is quite sweet actually - caramel, raisin, wood and resin. The taste is caramel, toffee, very woody, biscuit, dried fruits, spice, hint of citrus pith and some alcohol warmth, with a bitter-sweet finish. Medium body and a low-moderate carbonation. I imagine this was a lot more vibrant and hoppy to begin with, but it actually still drinks pretty well.

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