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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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keg, special
2013 Single-hop release. Part of the IPA is dead series. Single hopped with Amarillo @6.9%
Re-Released as part of 2014 selection. @7.2%
One of our favourite American hops; all about the fruit. Think blood orange, orange zest and citrussy goodness fruit, the fruit is balanced by floral notes in the most classic of new wave IPA hops.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4311) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle: Served in a shaker: Medium to smaller dized creamy foamy head on top of a clear orange colored beer. Aroma is a typical but good fruity ipa with flowers and hints of malts, soap, chalk and some caramel. Flavours of malts, caramel, fruits like pine apple, apricot, hint of grapefruit, light sticky, some herbs and bitters. Aftertaste is bitter, herbal, caramel, creamy, light fruity and some malts. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, more than just a medium body and a creamy texture. Nice beer yet it’s within the BB time, but it tastes like it was just over it... Still a nice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (4302) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Keg @ Brewdog Shoreditch. The pour’s light amber with a small head. The nose is piss-soaked hay, some armpit, rotting tropical fruit funk. Light lemon zest and general citrus. The taste is strong lemon peel citrus, more funky armpit. Heavy tropical fruit juice. Quite syrupy, sweet. Loads of pine needle. Strong bitterness on the finish. Slick body, very sticky stuff. Overall, decent. Not a standout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (4240) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle from Bottle park, Bratislava. Deep amber color with medium off-white head. Nice citrus hoppy aroma. Strong hoppy bitter taste with grapefruit, lime, lemon zest, resin. Solid malty backbone. Dry hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown (3715) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2013
On tap at Brewdog Brum. Burnt, odd flavour. Evidently Amarillo is not one of those hops which are light, fresh or tropical. This is more like Chinese pork, or griddled orange segments. The aroma is faint, but slightly reminiscent of childhood September evenings: the sunlight fading, the grass moistening and the naivete hardening. Perfectly well executed, but the pickled fircone detracts from the qualities I associate with my fave OAPs.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3647) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 25, 2014
330ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Vertical with the rest of the IPA is Dead 2014 series (Amarillo, Comet, EXP366, Kohatu) - Pours clear copper orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of stingy grassy notes, caramely malts, some floral hoppiness, citrus and zest. Taste is fresh hoppy, a bit stuffy and crisp malty with some floral notes, grass, zesty and juicy fruitness. Finish is smooth, malty and sweetish with some floral and zesty hoppiness. Okay, but doesn’t showcase the Amarillo hop as amazingly as some of the other single hop Amarillo beers do.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Idiosynkrasie (3616) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2014
330ml bottle. Clear, orangey deep golden to amber colour with average to huge, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy fruity, hoppy aroma, orange, orange zest, some grapefruit, a touch of pine. Taste is citrusy and moderately bitter hoppy, notes of lemon, orange, orange zest, a touch of pine, a floral touch, caramel malty basis. Excellent exposition of the Amarillo qualities. Definitely the best of this year’s series and probably one of the best single hop IPAs you can get.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnRMurdoch (3193) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: APR 12, 2014 Keg @ BrewDog & 330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co. . Yellow amber colour, not much head. Spicy pine hop aroma. Dry orange flavour, Bitter orange biscuit aftertaste. Solid IPA. Bottle better than keg.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3100) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2013
Med amber color. Blood oranges and sac blanc nose, very head. The mouth is med with tons of weed. Wow, this has to be the most heady, slightly astringent mouth, but fantastic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3088) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2014
330ml bottle from Queens Plaza Beer and Wine 160714. Like the other 3 beers in this series this one is a pretty good drop. Dark amber colour with a tidy head and lots of hop goodness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (3023) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
33cl bottle, @home. Batch 065. BB 11/03/15. Deep golden, thick whitehead. Citrusy, lemon hoppy aroma, some catpee. Flavor has citrus, gooseberry notes. Mediumbodied. Feels quite weak somehow. Not as good as I expected this to be.


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