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BrewDog IPA is Dead - Comet

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


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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.

HerrBierkoenig's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HerrBierkoenig (509) - Bratislava, - JUL 12, 2014
From 0.33l bottle, BBD: 17.03.15. Pours light cloudy amber orange liquid, small soapy white head, Aroma: orange zest, lemon, grapefruit, resin, litchi, light caramel, Taste, light sweet, heavy bitter, light sour, strong grapefruit and lemon notes, less strong resin, Palate: light to medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, long bitter finish, Overall: traditional Brewdog, heavyly hoped, grapefruit-litchi notes, stronger carbonation, lighter body. Liked it, but any new taste...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Senap (443) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
Hm, har lite svårt att bestämma mig om denna. Den har lite skum bismak men totalt hyfsat trevlig. Lite av en dubbelnatur.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2591) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2015
Bit over the consume-by, but what the heck!
Pastel orange and slightly misted with a foamy, rocky white head. Rich, resinous and fruity, clean hops on the nose that are seemingly drenched in grapefruit concentrate, peach and apricots. The palate emulates the aroma displaying a bitter, sharp grapefruit base lifted by notes of pale stonefruit, tangerine and sweet cantaloupe. Carbonation is low. There is a subtle minty note late. Quite light in body with not much to say of malt flavour. This is solid fruit juice pale ale. Very tangy, almost tart in the finish. I love this one. This is a fun beer to drink. Alcohol is well hidden. Sessionable stuff despite the strength!! (33cL, BB 17/03/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (471) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours orange-gold, single finger white head. Aroma of orange, lemon, light malts, pineapple, melon. Taste of light grainy malts, then orange, lemon and pinapple with some melon. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (3828) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear golden color. Small size, white head, stays. Malty, spicy hops, sweet, citrus, orange peel in aroma. Mandarin peel, citrus, sweet, caramel in taste. Spicy citrus in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1458) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 19, 2015
0,33L bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks!). Pours amber with off-white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, fruits, and tangerines. Flavor follows the nose. Body is somewhat watery. Overall: good. It reminds me mandarina hops, which is one of my favorites.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
FatPhil (10610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 15, 2015
330ml bottle (?)
Sweet sticky aroma. Even the top pour was cloudy, but this should not be a cloudy beer. Actually has quitean american aroma. Rough taste,so freaking soapy. Ugh, soapy finish. Nope.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Saeglopur (941) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Werckmeister (800) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sharkydodson (577) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1600) - 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.

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