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BrewDog Equity For Punks 2011

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Black IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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A 7.1% black IPA brewed by our shareholders. Boasting 80 IBUs, we double dry hopped the beer with mountains of Amarillo, Columbus, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial hops. After dry hopping we wanted to add a little more depth and another layer of complexity to the beer so we aged it on toasted oak chips for a further 2 weeks.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7339) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle at Chrisoís Pre-GBBF Shindig, 2011. Great nose of cherry, chocolate, orange. Flavor is chocolate, wood, with bitter, earthy hops. Nice, raunchy and fruity, though the flavor canít quite match the nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (22105) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
Bottled@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Deep ruby red colour, small off-white head. Aroma is brutal hops, mild alcohol as well as some spruce as well. Flavour is hops, liquorice, some mild grassy notes as well as some slight alcoholic sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
planky84 (2338) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
Bottle at Chris Oís pre GBBF shindig. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Blackberry, raisin and black cherry aroma. Smooth, dark fruit implosion in the flavour. Warming alcohol. Long finish. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (13578) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle at ChrisOís Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Pours a slightly cloudy brown with a foam head. Huge pine nose with notes of earth and grapefruit. Great, sweet flavor, nice roastiness, juicy hops, light cocoa. Medium bodied, oily, with average carbonation. Slightly sticky finish, rindy citrus hops, pine, good roasted malts. Delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
Chris pre Gbbf shindig 2011. Dark brown colour. Good aroma. Good dark ipa. In mouth its a little harsh but the finish is good. Big and intense

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2011
A Mes rate. At Chris Oís pre GBBF.
Deep dark brown with a thin beige film topping. Big grassy fresh hop snout that is actually really good. The flavour is a little too coffee dominated but it still works really well. A lick of toffee at the edges. Just a little too malty for it to really sing but yeah, best beer Iíve had from BrewDog in a while.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (16800) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2011
tap at brewdog ... deep black ... thin tan head ... soft sweet roast ... light hop nose ... well overy fizz... big choclate roast ... big pine hop ... soft zeztycitrus ... soft woodyness ... big roast ... long hop finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2011
On keg at the BrewDog Bar, Edinburgh. A black beer with a lacy tan head. Fruity, hoppy nose, quite sweet with roasted malt also. Passionfruit and mango hop flavours are balanced nicely with the roasted malt, toast and bitter chocolate malt character. Nicely bitter with a floral, malty finish. Foamy mouth-feel. Very nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2011
Keg at BrewDog Edinburgh. Black beer, big lacy beige head. Bitter coffee & fruit notes on the nose - mango, passionfruit, burnt toast. Almost sweet to start but deceptive - big coffee ground notes mixed with big citrus and a burnt toasty finish. Really interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2424) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Not so keen on this now..... Original rating done 24/07/11 (16/20) Bottle from BrewDog. Appearance - Black / very dark brown....2 finger frothy tan white head. Good, soft carbonation. Aroma - Strong piney and citrus hops, resin, roasted malts. Taste - Initially tangy, slighty sour pine hops, citrus, then backbone of roasted malts comes through with some plain chocolate, bit of coffee. Donít notice the oak chips. More emphasis on the hops than the stouty background in other Black IPAs. It gets better as you drink it. Palate - Again, tangy mouthfeel - the soft carbonation is just right with a juicy pine / citrus bitter hop long lingering finish (Re-rated from 4 to 3 - the palate Iím finding a little harsh) Overall - I personally prefer a bit more of a stout background and more grapefruity hop in a Black IPA. This is more of a Double IPA / Black IPA hybrid.

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