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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Challenger

 (RETIRED)
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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 178   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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keg & bottled, special
Released as part of 4-pack of IPA is dead series


lord_totenkopf's rating

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lord_totenkopf (310) - Budapest, - NOV 8, 2012
Golden yellow liquid, yellow head. Strong hoppy fragrances running up and down the room. Classic IPA aroma but not very complex. The bitterness rolls over the tongue, dry felling when it gets to the back of the tongue and the fruit, of course: grapefruit.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2024) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden, sweet salty toffee, light grassy aroma, some citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1279) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle from systembolaget, sweden. Big bubbly beige foam that is semi lasting. Very clowdy orange color. Much piny hop aroma. almost like terpentine but also a bit of smooth caramell. Short initial hop taste then a lasting crisp bitterness that lasts long. No perticular maltiness and a medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7097) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr mild fruchtig bitter nach exotischen Früchten.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (375) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Brewdog single hop ipa challenger. 6,7 % en lille smule duft af græs eller gran.eftersmagen var sjov en smule harpiks

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2135) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
Nice beer, but the other three of the 2012 series were better. Perhaps challenger is more of a supportive hop and not meant to be used alone.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jolo (902) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle 33cl. A hazy amber colour with an off-white head. An aroma of malt, caramel and citrus. The taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (2068) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2013
(7/2012) bottle. Amberish clear. Nose has brewdoggy caramel maltynesd, earthy hops. Body good medium full, ipa bitterness. As for the hops, they feel mainly earth, a bit herbal. Nothing special. The points come mainly from the brewdog signature caramel maltiness.

-- bb/h(n9)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3312) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Aroma is flowery and citrusy, taste is more graperfruit, flowers and tropical fruit.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
Single hop IPA. Pours a cloudy burnt orangey colour with little or no head. Quite lively. Not too overpowering with hops. Goes down easily.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4372) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2013
Bottle: Batch 75: Small to medium airy and quickly changing (into a ring) white head/lacing on top of a cloudy orang colored beer. Aromas of malts, plants, nettle, some harsher hop fruits, soap and sweat. Flavours of plant extracts and bitters, honey, hops, floral, sweets, light honey and something sticky malts. Aftertaste floral, bitter, something like pilsmalts, hops a a hint of something sweet like honey. Low to medium carbo, soft tingly creamy mouthfeel, good as bit more than a medium body and a creamy texture. Decent IPA, unfortunately a bit old. But still pretty tasty.


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