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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Challenger

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


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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Released as part of 4-pack of IPA is dead series

STEVIE_NIX's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - JUL 9, 2012
bottle from stirchley wines. the one i was least looking forward to was suprisingly good. Amber colour with nice white head. Grassy hop aroma. Nice earthy, spicy hop taste, very english i taste but with more oomph!. nice hoppy aftertaste with just a hint of malt. overall an american style but with british taste. much better than expected would have this again anytime.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1261) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6776) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
llkc (338) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1984) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jolo (870) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jookos (1927) - 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)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Aroma is flowery and citrusy, taste is more graperfruit, flowers and tropical fruit.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Countbeer (4302) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2070) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle from Bierzwerg
Pours hazy golden yellow with small white head. Smells hoppy-fruity and herbal. Starts hoppy-fruity with some herbs. Middle part has caramel malts and very fruity hops, coupled with some pine woods. Finish has some caramel and bitter fruity hops with some herbs.

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