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BrewDog IPA is Dead - Comet

 (RETIRED)
overall
94
91
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottle and keg, special
Released as part of 2014 IPA is Dead selection
A potently bitter hop variety originally grown in the US around 40 years ago, Comet has been newly resurrected - this German version has bold resinous grapefruit flavours.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (714) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - APR 18, 2015
330 ml bottle, bb 17/3/15, shared by Werckmeister. Thanks Stefan!
Bright orange, hazy body, with a small, creamy, off white head.
Aroma of glue, but not in an unpleasant way, also apricot, citrus, resin, mild grapefruit, some stone fruits, peeled orange, sweet malts.
Tastes of sweet malts, like candy, citrus, orange, some resin, some pine, alcohol.
Medium, slick mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes medium bitter, fruity, sweet malty.

Although past the best before date, still very fresh, fruity and pleasant. Drinks very easy, ABV is well hidden. This must have been great fresh!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (534) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 18, 2015
bottle at home shared with Saeglopur. orange, quite hazy / light cloudy color. small off-white head. smells grass, pines, some sweetness, mango, lightly resin, orange. overall quite nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, quite sweet, melon, honey, orange, peach, light astringent, light alcoholic, pines. light sweet / light fruity bitter finish. quite good, a bit on the sweet side, unfortunatly the bottle was over the BB-date, so not so fresh anymore. I am sure this would be great fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (485) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 13, 2015
the aroma is fruity and hoppy with some hints of spicy grasses and candy... the taste is malty with notes of tangerine, pine needles, tropical fruits and some spices... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1356) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
20.4.2014. Clear pale colour. Aroma is fruity, has pine but also some almost metallic, caramel. Taste is sweetish, resinous, piny, grapefruity. Longish finish is bitter with pine and some tangerish or sth I cannot describe, maybe characteristic for Comet? At least the sweet resin seems to be. Tasting with Kohatu, they have different characteristics and Im not sure if I like this that much.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (721) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle 0,33L. Hazy copper colour with large, fruity, off-white head, excellent lacing and poor visible carbonation. Aroma of mandarin, mango, orange and pineapple. Light bitter taste with everything mentioned in aroma plus long lasting aftertaste. Medium body, oily texture and soft carbonation. Not as good as Kohatu, but better than EXP 366 and Amarillo.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
zacgillbanks (2888) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy amber coloured with orange marmalade and pine flavours, sweet toffee followed by smooth, creamy zesty orange on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of orange, citrus, pineapple and malt. FLavor is sweet and fruity with some orange, pineapple, some bitterness and citrus. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tognetta (189) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 9, 2015
Cor ambar turva, espuma rala, olfato bastante floral e cítrico, amargor médio levemente adocicado. Aftertaste médio, notas de laranja. Uma IPA mais fácil de beber, bem balanceada e menos intensa que outras referências no estilo.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luisfelizola (109) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JAN 31, 2015
Alaranjado-dourado com formação de espuma inicial e mantendo um colarinho fino. Aromas de caramelo e cítrico. Boa acidez e carbonatação. Ataque doce, caramelo, leve defumado no final com amargor equilibrado. Seca um pouco a boca desejando mais um gole.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AndySnow (4512) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Systembolaget.
Appearance: Golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Grapefruit, tropical fruit, citrus, hops, floral.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Hops, floral, some tropical fruit.


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