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BrewDog HopRocker

 (RETIRED)
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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Slightly hazy pale golden with a small white head. Sweetish malty nose. Medium body with rather sweet malts and a hoppy finish. Carbonation is rather low. A disappointing BrewDog. 250308

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle, pours a light gold with plenty of carbonation with a thin head. Plenty of citrus in the juicy malt aroma. A soapy palate, overriding the citrus flavours from the hops. The finish is tangy and dry, but also a bit grainy. Not for me this. Wondering if it hasn’t travelled so well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tranquillity (1410) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2008
Bottled. Clear yellow with a tiny white head. Aroma very strong of butter. Taste butter as well, with a bitter, oily finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2008
330ml bottle, at home with renffisch, 17th June 2008. Good vanilla & grassy hop nose but a very light straw colour, which looks rather watery. Well balanced in the mouth though - creamy sweetness and dry floral hops. Lovely soft, long finish. I wish it came in a bigger bottle!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (760) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2008
bottle from realale limited. Hop galore, very grassy nose with lots of leather and cardboard. lightest yellow, big bubbly white rim. Very very dry for a lager, but in a very good way. Sturdy backbone with a grassy finish. lovely beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2008
330ml bottle bought at Utobeer, Borough Market. Rich rocky, white head with long duration and nice lacing on the glass. Late straw coloured body with a slight haze. Soft hoppy nose with smell of fresh fruits. Flavoured with initial tangy hops supported by hints of delicate malts. Rounded, dry bitter ending. Well bodied and moreish. One of my best lagers so far (enjoyed at home in Tromsø watching Eurosong on TV, 24.05.2008)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2008
Clear pale golden, small white head. Grainy malty nose with slight fruity hops. Slightly sweet malty flavor, exotic fruity hops and little grain. Clean bitter finish. Light and fruity, might try again to see if that grain belongs there or not.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12472) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2008
Bottled (BB 01/2009)
Clear golden color, small white head. Buttery, slightly diacetylic, Bohemian-pils like nose. Buttery, hoppy flavor with similarities to Mufloni NZPA’s hop profile. Nicely balanced, chewy malty pils. Good Urquell-imitation. Not exploding your mind, but good one.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2008
Gold with a white head. Hop and fruit in the aroma. Taste has grapefruit and nettles and a mid bitter finish. Plus a hint of alcohol at the back of the throat that I didn’t particularly like. Different but not entirely satisfactory.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
OStreetBrewery (120) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2008
Bottle, Pours a light gold with a quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is totally dominated by a huge dirty butterscotch character with a hint of grassy hops. On the palate the butterscotch is joined by a smoky note, a hint of sourness and a late bitterness. Diacetyl bomb.


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