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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 187   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


Hooks82's rating

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hooks82 (96) - - FEB 28, 2014
Ambrata. Poca schiuma. Aroma di luppolo citra. Poco carbonata. Amara ma con buon finale maltato. Corpo pieno ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kingvit (238) - - NOV 20, 2014
Aroma: red berries, citrus; Appearance: pale orange, minimal head; Taste: medium bitterness, slight sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: soft carbonation, slick texture, medium body, abrupt finish Fresh Dipa with well-hidden alcohol. One of the most balanced Brewdog beers I’ve tasted. Highly drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6876) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2014
bottle, thanks to skykob. steady golden with a modest head; skunky aroma, some aerosol deodorant, synthetic berry; lightly piney hope character, decent hit of bitterness, synthetic berry aftertaste

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tomer (1756) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
At a tasting, thanks Gunnar, small bubbly head, a little hazydeepish orange colour, aroma of orange marmalade and strawberry jam, with brown bread and hints of hay, flavour of bread and orange marmalade, with some spiciness in the back, quite strong bitterness, unidentifiable fruity aftertaste, maybe the berries. Fair but a bit old.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2542) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks tomer. Clear orange-amber with white film. Sweet, honeydew, then a little grass then a little stink in the nose, Very mild bitterness and a little stink in the mouth as well. Medium body, mild carbonation, bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (683) - ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tomer. Clear orange with a small head. Smell of stale grassy and fruity hops. Sweet and malty with caramel and fruity notes, slightly tart aftertaste. Medium-bodied, syrupy and sticky on palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2462) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg. Clear golden beer with a white head. Fruity hoppy aroma, Hoppy fruity flavor, .

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (6261) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks tomer. Slightly hazy copper-amber. Aroma of stale hops and some malt. Sweetish flavor, stale, with caramel, stale hops, a bit of alcohol and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle at Cafe Sara, april 25th 2014. Amber body with a big white head. Aroma of strong pine with tangerine, peach, lemon and hints of bread. Taste is quite  clean of ripe exotic fruits, pine, caramel, with a light tart and sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (333) - FRANCE - SEP 5, 2014
Pours clear amber with medium white head. Nose is fully hoppy with notes of tropical fruits. Aromas are tropical fruits (pineapple, mango, lychees) and a hint of resinous pine. Long and bitter finish, balanced by a sweet note. Very nice IPA, no surprise, but very good stuff here!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (11058) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Kick. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, hop, berries. Flavour is malt, hop, berries, pine, peaches, lemon. nice beer. Medium to full body. Nice beer.


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