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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Session IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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Bottle and keg: Filtered
Ingredients: Spring Blend, Cara and Crystal Malts; Simcoe, Citra and HBC hops.
This Californian Pale Ale packs a huge hoppy punch. A 21st century low amplitude, high voltage hop hit. Some people say slow is good. We believe fast is better. Being shot from a Hoppy Howitzer beats the hell out of trotting round a submissive paddock. That’s why the internal combustion engine got mounted onto two wheels. Screw down the throttle and listen for that dull banshee howl floating back from those malted mufflers. Drink fast, live fast, sleep late and rip it up down empty streets. This pale ale is chopped, tuned and ready to roll. Fuel up and hold tight, this little thoroughbred kicks like a mule. Perfect for drinking by the bottle, case or even keg.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
chribban (176) - - JAN 20, 2014
Clear, light amber, yellow, beer with a white head that leaves lacing. Nose: Floral hops, tropical fruit, citrus, orange and grapefruit. Taste: A very light body that doesn´t match the nose. Light bitter, citrus, malt and herbs. Medium carbonation. Fresh and easy drinking. A perfect summerbeer!


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (200) - HONG KONG - OCT 20, 2014
Wonderfully flavourful for a pale ale/session beer with a 3.8 ABV. Nose has lots of fruit, florals, malt, caramel/honey, a bit of yeast and spice. Taste is light-bodied but crisp and hoppy. Reminds me of the Brewdog Punk IPA with everything dialled a little down and the hoppiness dialled a lot down.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (95) - - OCT 17, 2014
Beautiful clear orange color with a large amount of foam that dissipates quickly. Huge hop bomb. Grapefruity-piny aroma, a bit floral. Taste is watery, slightly bitter. Gone quickly, no aftertaste. Very light body. Refreshing. Not exactly my brew, but well made.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Procent (124) - POLAND - OCT 5, 2014
Doskonały aromat cytrusów, głównie grejpfrutów a także owoców tropikalnych oraz lekkie nuty owoców leśnych (maliny). Piana bardzo niewielka, ale oblepia szkło, kolor złoty, delikatne zmętnienie. W smaku także wyczuwalne głównie cytrusy, jest także lekka słodowa kontra, słodkich owoców, które były także w aromacie (maliny). Goryczka niska ku średniej, bardzo lekkie, ekstremalnie pijalne, nasycenie niskie ku średniemu. Bardzo dobre, orzeźwiające piwo. Goryczka mogłaby być wyższa, szczególnie, że "Californian" w nazwie sugeruje west coast IPA. Ale mimo wszystko, na gorące dni idealne. Warka do 1.05.2015r.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nickel (304) - - OCT 7, 2014
Explosive aroma of floral hops, grapefruits, elderberries. Amazingly strong and lasting. though, taste is not so intensive. Comparing to it’s aroma taste is rather weak. Too carbonated as for me.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SNL (254) - - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden pour, with a small white head. Very nice nose, hoppy with significant floral and citrus notes. Taste is hoppy, with a hint of grapes. Medium body, long medium bitter finish. Average carbonation. Quite good IPA.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MMR (295) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2014
I was not too pleased with this IPA. It was a bit too bitter for my taste and found too little to discover in it’s aroma. Very mediocre.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (287) - FRANCE - OCT 22, 2014
Blonde dorée translucide, un peu de mousse blanche qui se fait rapidement oublier. Nez fruité intense de fruits exotiques : fruits de la passions, mangue, kiwi, mandarine, pamplemousse, léger côté floral. La bouche est sur les agrumes : pamplemousse, citron, mandarine, léger côté caramel. L’amertume est bien présente, peu de corps, peu d’alcool, peu de complexité. Une belle bičre rafraichissante !

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (843) - HONG KONG - OCT 16, 2014


330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui during October’s “Beer Festival” promotion.

Cloudy hazy amber honey colour with lots of floating chunky yeast particles; Very thin head and residual soapy off-white foam which fades in 15 seconds; Small sticky lacing with near zero carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of Ale malt, with strong tangerine, strong floral, pineapple, light grapefruit, strong honey, light blueberry, pine, lemon and grass; Very light sweet taste of moderate Ale malt, with strong grapefruit and lemon zest, faint molasses notes, pine, earth, light biscuits, yeast, bitter lime, strong bitter hops and sharp grass; Light body, thin and slick palate; Mouth feel is very solid Ale malt base with slight roastyness. Very low sweetness with strong and expressive hops take over - very zesty lemon and grapefruit, bitter lime, earth and pine - not too biscuity nor yeasty. Very well balanced. Nice!... Hoppiness is taste as above, plus very expressive tangerine, light berries, strong floral, pineapple, and honey in aroma. Strong Simcoe and Citra bitterness which grooved to your taste buds with a nice feel to it. Lasting moderate to strong astringent finish; Fairly dry after taste, very hoppy and zesty to mouth.

Comments: For a style with low profile, this one is very expressive with fragrant fruity and honey aromas, taste is zesty to the teeth, and strong but comfortable bitterness. Highly sessionable. Cheers!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fisler (24) - GERMANY - OCT 10, 2014
Kann garnicht glauben, dass es nur 3,8% hat. Wahnsinns-Aroma, richtig fruchtig, absolute Spitzenklasse!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
panzerwolf (62) - FINLAND - OCT 10, 2014
Pours copper with small head. Strong taste of hops, some citrus and fruit. Has a very sharp taste, really liked this one, gives you a little jolt. Or a pony kick.


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