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BrewDog Hello My Name is Vladimir

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg and bottled, series special
Hello My Name Is Vladimir is our tongue-in-cheek, limonnik berry infused double IPA. It is the latest in our Hello My Name Is... series, but rather than continue our Scandinavian journey, we’ve travelled east to Russia, to poke fun at uber-hetero Vladimir Putin.
This beer is our first foray into controversy with a cause greater than our own. An ironic beer, but one backed up with some serious flavours.
On the nose there’s a huge explosion of audacious liberally- minded US hops, against a robust yet elegant malt backdrop.
Flavours of malt sweetness and a touch of acidic berry sharpness combine and give way to an avalanche of lightly toasted, fruity blueberry muffin malitiness, followed by a rush of piney resinous US hops to the sides of palate.
The piece de resistance; a mind-bogglingly bitter, yet tongue- twisting tart finish, with both flavour profiles fighting it out to see who will last the longest. The result; a finish as long as a cross-country topless ski journey through Siberia.
*50% of the profits raised through this beer will go directly to charities that represent oppressed minorities around the world.
Hops
Citra
Malts
Extra Pale, Cara
Twist:
Infused with limmonik berries


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (59) - - AUG 1, 2014
Vad säger man. Blir inte mycket coolare än så här. Synd att den inte är lika god som den är fräck ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (448) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber pour with a decent lasting head. Nose has loads of mango and grapefruit, lovely! Taste has grapes, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, lemon juice and some sweet biscuits. Surprisingly good!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Peter_L (647) - SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
Flaska från Bergen, Norge. Stor doft av grape och getpiss. Mäktig beska med en bra sötma. Bär, nja. Som deras övriga Hello my name is...Bra bas DIPA resten är marketing.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaStranger (140) - - JUL 22, 2014
Pours an amber golden colour,off-white head. Aroma is citrus,grapefruit,herbs,berries. Taste is citrusy,lots of red berries,herbs,some caramel. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jesperhammer (2843) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2014
20-JUL-2014, bottle @home, from Utobeer, London. Just slightly hazy golden with low white head. Aroma is hops. Mostly citric. Grape fruit, lemon, pine. Taste the same but also a touch of something berry-like. Very fruity. Very bitter. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet and bitter. Fine IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivnizub (8750) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle: deep golden, hazy, persistent off-white head; red berries and grapefruit in the medical-bitter nose; moderate to solid bitter-sweet flavour, medium- to full-bodied; lingering grapefruity and cough-syrupy finish, balanced by sweet caramel. Pretty good, but not earh-shakin’…

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (1921) - NORWAY - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from some random Vinmonopol enjoyed at home
Copper hazy, massive beige head. Smell of grapefruit, spices, hints of cat pee, zests and herbs, some fruity aromas as well. Heavy sweet, some herbs and some fruits, but i can’t really say i find added fruits or berries. Heavy bitter, resin bomb. As other My name is.... it’s nice enough

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (277) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle from AmmersinO, Vienna. Copper, clear body, with a medium, creamy, white head. Aroma is very sweet-fruity, with papaya, mango, passion fruit, citrus. Tastes of mango, red berries, passion fruit, citrus, grass, biscuit. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a medium carbonation and it finishes medium bitter, sweet, a bit sour and very fruity. A pretty extreme DIPA because of the almost sticky, sweet fruitiness. But still with a good drinkability and very well balanced with also a bitterness and a nice malt backbone. Really good!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (2534) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014
Keg at the Brewdog AGM 2014. Aroma is caramel malts, pine and resin. Orange with red hues coloured pour with a steadfast cream head. Flavour is semi sweet caramel / toffee pine hops with smooth citrus. Palate is medium full sticky resin palate. Assertive chewy bitterness. Some berry hop in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
visionthing (2625) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2014
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours hazy orange to amber eith an off-white head. Fruity aroma with cat piss, tropical fruits, malt, caramel and hints of citrus and herbs. Medium sweet, quite fruity snf eith a noticeable bitterness. Pleasant one.


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