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BrewDog HopRocker

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Premium Lager
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Lager glass

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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled;
Oblivious to accountant’s interfering and conventional corporate wisdom we do not cut corners like other Lager producers and use malt substitutes like corn and rice to keep our costs down. Our Lager has 100% malt base providing an fresh, sharp initial sweetness and a body and flavour, which endures where others prematurely disappear into a watery bland grave. A combination of the finest German and New Zealand hops add subtle tropical fruit notes and add complexity and depth to this most statuesque of Lagers.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2009
330ml Bottle at the Moorings, Aberdeen 22/09/2007 Hoppy aroma. Clear golden coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with some bitterness in a crisp and slightly dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
larsga (6314) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2009
Medium offwhite shiny lasting head. Amber body with carbonation. Dusty straw and fruit hop aroma with floral notes. Light, harmonic, and yet full of flavour. Dry-sweetish golden floral taste with faint acidic tinge. Mid-bodied. Dusty mouthfeel. Dry fruity floral aftertaste with grain notes. Unusual, nice, and imperfect. Suspect this bottle is not in perfect form. Will rerate. (0.33l bottle, Olympen, Oslo.)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 6, 2009
33 cl bottle at Cockney Pub, Århus. Golden color, moderate white head. Aroma is grainy and hoppy. Flavor is hops and butterscotch. Not much carbonation. A bit watery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2009
Bottle from the Bottle Stop, Bramhall, Cheshire. Brewdog don’t usually let me down and for a lager, bob on boys. Bordering on an IPA, citrus, bitter finish and hoppy. Light carbonation. If the English have to drink lager, please could this be the one? Knocks other lagers into a cocked hat. Good work again Brewdog.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2009
Very enticing honey orange nose. Pours a deep golden copper with a pale head. Good lacing on the glass. Flavour is great on a sunny afternoon - initial sweetness and tropical fruit from the malt giving way to a long, bitter, moreish finish. Another great brewdog beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
sunevdj (3271) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2009
Bottle at Cockney Pub, Århus. Pours golden with a tiny white head and a hint of lacings. Sweet and fruity with some bitterness. Strong hopsaromas. Also hints of sweet apples. Tiny hint of eggs. Medium body. Very soft carbonation. Some sharpness in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jgb9348 (4845) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Batch: 084; Best Before: 24/july/09; Slightly cloudy deep golden coloured body with orange highlights and almost no head at all - pretty still. Aroma of super strong manuka (okay, any kind) honey, lemons, oranges, malt and way way way more honey - pretty awesome. Light-bodied; No carbonation! Pale malt up front with a little bit of hops, a bunch of citrus fruit following, all rounded up with of course - HONEY. Aftertaste very dry, showing some grass and hay, yeast and a bunch of citrus flavours. Overall, a pretty good beer, minus the lack of carbonation. Granted, my bottle might have been a bit undercarbonated, but I’m curious if anyone else sampled from my batch? I sampled this 330 mL bottle purchased from the Utobeer Market Stall in Borough (London), England on 13-December-2008, sampled at home in Washington, DC on 05-February-2009.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alphadelic (1762) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2009
A light and slightly hazy lager with a few lonely looking bubbles up top. Light and fresh with great set-honey aromas and an inkling of dusty hay. Bright sweetness with light cereals followed by beautiful, rich honey flavours in the finish. Smooth and easy. I’m not often big on anything honeyed but if it has to be done this is how it should be done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10647) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2009
Bottled, 330ml from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. Hazed yellow gold with white head. Striking lager with plenty of flavour, light, citric lemony initially on quite a chunky malty body. I was going to put, develops into a tropical fruit flavour before I saw the notes above, now i will stick to Kiwi fruit and lychee. Lasts well, a very pleasant Premium Lager.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 8, 2009
bottled. golden with a small but steady white head. grassy, lightly citric aroma, lightly toffeed with a decently bitter finish. balanced but quite tame by brewdog standards


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