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BrewDog How To Disappear Completely

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Mild Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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How to Disappear Completely, Is my favourite Radiohead song. Now, it is also our most extreme beer to date. Weighing in at just 3.5% ABV but loaded with more hops per barrel than any other beer we have ever made. It is jam-packed with 2 of our favourite hops - Columbus and Centennial. It has 198 (yes one hundred and ninety eight) theoretical IBUs. It was mash-hopped and first wort hopped just for good measure. Oh and dry-hopped to hell too.

Although balance was not our priority in designing this beer we spent allot of time getting the grain bill dialled in. We use allot of caramalt, some amber malt and some pale chocolate malt to give the little beer as much body and mouth feel as possible and the ability to handle all the hops we threw at it.

We think this beer is the world’s first ever Imperial Mild. Imperial in terms of hop profile. An Imperially Hopped Mild. BrewDog’s Imperial Mild. How to Disappear Completely.


Jeppe's rating

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, - JUL 13, 2009
Freakin’ awesome! Totally over-kill hops, but in a cool and extravagant way. I love when things are taken to the extreme and it sure is here. You don’t expect to be hop-burning for hours from a 3,5% brew, but this one sure makes your mouth sore. Well done BrewDog, to me the no. 1 of the Ultralights!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jamestulloch (1562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 7, 2013
Bottle from The Beerhive. Hazy amber/brown body with a large off-white head. Excellent lacing. Hoppy aroma of grapefruit, liquorice, nuts, pine and mint. Flavour of toffee, nuts, plum and a faint citrus note. Lovely bitterness. Thin body with a watery, slightly oily texture. Soft carbonation. An impressive feat of brewing to get this much flavour and bitterness into such a low ABV beer. This version was 2.8%. However, without the alcohol content, it just feels a bit empty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (7376) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013
Thought I would finally add my rating of the original. I purchased heaps of this stuff when it was released. It pours clear brown with a medium off-white head. The nose is zesty orange, peachy, grapefruit, wood, toast and earth. The taste is aggressively bitter, orange rind, zesty grapefruit, background earthy element, mild toast, watery and toffee with a dry, bitter finish. Light body and moderate carbonation. As will the Nanny State it is surprising how long the bitterness persists even after a few years before drinking. A beer that divides opinion. Very light and aggressively bitter, but I kind of like it...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Damico (2680) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
First there was Floyd, then there was Radiohead! I traded a Southampton Black Raspberry Lambic for this one for God’s sakes! Pours thick, unclear, murky amber with a creamy white head. Aroma brings some grassy hoppy notes, subtle with a bit of wild aging. The flavor is similar, got a little soapy but still palatable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle at Craig’s. Pale copper, thick bubbly white head. Surprisingly juicy hop nose, peach and grapefruit, quite grassy though, lightly sweet caramel too. Tastes a bit tired though - light malts, some soap, pine grassy bitterness on the finish. Very tired but not disastrous.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
29th March 2010
Cloudy brown beer. Thin off white head. Malt and a good amount of hop on the nose. Crisp palate. Toffee malt base plays second fiddle to aggressive hops. Very bitter orange and grapefruit. Toasted malt bitterness adds to the aggression. The bitter attack lets up a little as the beer warms up but overall the beer is too aggressively bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
In bottle at Craig’s BrewDog tasting. Pours a dark amber colour with a decent yellowish head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, grapefruit and caramel. Similar flavours with moderate carbonation and a foamy mouth-feel. Moderate bitterness also. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Dense earthy leafy hop aroma. Clear bronze. Great contrast. Light caramel, heavy hops! Black pepper and a raised eyebrow.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 19, 2011
Bottle with no best before date, but I am assuming it is pretty old. Slow gusher. Pours with a hazy deep bronze body, large, off-white head. Creamy, good retention. Aromas are still very hoppy. Immediate notes of grapefruit, orange and tangerine peel. A bit harsh and grassy smelling. A medium amount of papery oxidation. Cigar humidor, peppery, cedar, tobacco aromas as well. Caramel and toffee. Flavors are roughly bitter, very ashy, earthy, soil, tobacco, dirt. Vegetable, coffee grounds. Minimal hop flavors remaining. I am giving it the benefit of the doubt scoring wise. I am pretty sure it is not a fresh bottle, but there is no best before date filled in. Strong bitter balance. Surprisingly light oxidation. Astringent, lively bubbles. Not very dry either. Benefit of the doubt, but not a good beer now, score is on the generous side.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (11038) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 1, 2011
Herber, ziemlich bitterer Antrunk, im Ansatz merkt man aufgrund einer penetranten Andeutung, dass das Bier nur wenig Alkohol enthlt. Weiter bitter, was das Bier deutlich dominiert. Zitrusnoten im Abgang. /8/8/8/9/8

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
smells like holding whole leaf hops in your hand. almost too hoppy, which slants towards a pellet hop flavour in my mind. or in some way fabricated. amber colour, clear and slightly fizzy i liked the first two bottles but this finally seems over the top.


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