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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Dana

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


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RATINGS: 265   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Keg and bottled, 2013 release
Using the same base 6.7% beer, a baby version of our Hardcore, we slam a mouth puckering 75 IBUs on top of a base of Marris Otter, Crystal Malt and Caramalt before throwing dizzying amounts of hops at these beers.
A pseudo noble hop. Noble like a mother fucking king. But not a boring king. Noble like a chain smoking, pimp of a pinball wizard king. Apparently, they are the best kind.
Hailing from Slovenia, Dana was originally cross bred from the German Hallertau Magnum and native Slovenian varieties. Like any good faux noble hop should it infuses a rustic, musty spiciness into a classic beast of a malt base, just like your grandfather’s old school aftershave.
This hop of Eastern European origin is best enjoyed whilst dreaming up a song about a lovely donkey that fell in love with a princess that is destined to take the Eurovision song contest by storm.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, light and fruity, sweet, a little salty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
miquelcrush (1272) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liinis (1546) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 30, 2014
One of the best mouthfeels I have encountered. Super smooth but with an edge so interesting. Excellent hop aroma and flavour. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grima (2074) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours amber colored with a flat creamy head. Smells very fruity with passion fruit, mango and some peach. Starts intense fruity, lots of tropical fruit, maracuja and some caramel malts. Middle part has adorable floral hop notes. Finish has also flowery hops and some herbal notes, paired with some tropical fruits. Awesome IPA!!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (538) - AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2014
Not as punchy with the hops flavours as the others in the series, much more of a malt presence. The most sessionable of the lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
radzik5555 (246) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 9, 2014
Butelka 0.3L. Bursztynowe, zmętnienie drożdżowe. Obfita jasnokremowa piana, szybko opada ale ładnie krążkuje na szkle. Aromat w porównaniu do Waimea i el dorado mniej słodki oraz zdecydowanie bardziej ziołowy niż owocowy. Mało intensywny. W smaku przez mniej intensywne aromaty chmielowe bardziej wyczuwalny alkohol. Goryczka również inna - trawiasta, łodygowa, mniej przyjemna niż w poprzednich. Ogólnie ten chmiel raczej rozczarowuje. Na mój gust za bardzo trawiasty i za mało przykrył alkohol, zakładając że baza identyczna była we wszystkich przeze mnie pitych.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (787) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 8, 2014
Botella de 33 cl en el lúpulo. Mayo de 2013. Lote 067 hasta 25-03-14. Sabores cítricos y en general muy herbáceos de lúpulo, amargo final no muy intenso. Cuerpo medio bastante fácil de beber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
melush (517) - SPAIN - MAR 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color ambar. Sabor a lupulo, citrico, afrutado, con final ligeramente amargo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (500) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
Hazy orange, small white head. Sweaty, fruity aroma, coriander and citrus. Heavy, slightly harsh bitterness. Pine, citrus. Crisp mouthfeel and aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (986) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Cardamom, cinnamon and chamomile sit over a base of caramel malt to create an unusual aroma. Crisp, spicy, pilsener-like hops up front gradually segue into an interesting mix of chamomile and cardamom leading into the mid-palate. Caramel malt gives it a bit of body, with spicy cloves and cardamom in the finish. This is definitely the strangest single hop IPA I’ve had, even odder than Sorachi Ace. It is a bit like a German pilsener, but it also has a range of hops flavours that I’ve never encountered before. Confronting, but quite good.

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