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


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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 114   ABV: 3.8%
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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.

ciaranc's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ciaranc (930) - Dublin, - FEB 9, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2013 Clear copper-gold, with a soapy head that bubbles away to nothing. Doesnt look great. Big citrusy, grapefruit hop nose, pretty strong. Taste is mellower than the aroma, more grapefruit bitterness, an understand malt sweetness. Hops again to the fore in the finish, quite strong, numbing even. A touch watery in body. OK, but not my fave brewdog. Nice to have so much flavour in a 3.8 % ABV beer though. 114 calories too!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
paliano (2) - - OCT 27, 2014 does not count
From 33cl bottle. Nose like smell after citric fruits, honey and flowers, taste a bit fruity a light dark chocolate, but fades soon. Above average!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (450) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest. Body is clear, amber, Head is small, fizzy, white, fully diminishing, fair lacing. Nose is tons of citrus, light caramel, Aroma is biscuit, tropical fruits, light orange peel, light steamed vegetables, decent hops. Taste is medium sweet, medium hoppy bitter Finish is fruity and hoppy bittersweet, medium duration. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Easy dessert beer, slightly refreshing, great flavor regarding to the ABV.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotaldinho (89) - Paris, FRANCE - OCT 25, 2014
Dark gold carbonate. Taste is bittersweet and fruity but quite astonishing. Finish is more bitter than the initial taste. Good carbonation on the lips.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (293) - 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 bière rafraichissante !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (205) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SNL (260) - - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MMR (301) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SinH4 (102) - SWITZERLAND - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GoufCustom (847) - 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
panzerwolf (65) - 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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