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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Dana

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


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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

saxo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (16111) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, - JUN 14, 2013
Bottle from Salling. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are earthy hops, little caramel, malt, flowers, pine and fruits. Nice bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 330ml, dégustée le 12/10/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : dorée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Houblon floral, herbeux, légèrement fruité (agrumes, notes de mangue), notes de grains de malt.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Goût moyennement amer de houblon floral, assez herbeux, épicé et aux notes fruitées (agrumes, notes de mangues, traces d’abricots). Un léger support malté de caramel très doux est également présent avec un léger goût herbacé et de tisane.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement crémeuse. Finale : moyenne et légèrement sèche, composée d’une légère-moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux, floral et aux notes épicées.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sulawang (913) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2016
Visual: (Cellared for 2 years). Pours orangish brown with suspended sediment, thin hazy layer of micro retention, just a few micro bubbles of activity. Nose: brown sugar toffee malts. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: half-slick, low CO2 Mid-palate: grassy hop oil, bright (lvl-5-sweetness), mango toffee malt Finish: background light sourness-tangy, light pine exhale, lingering medium bitter hops. Summary: Smooth drinkability just like the rest of their single hops. Half grassy, half mango toffee malt character. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pityu (483) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Slight hazy orange colour, medium white head, good retention and lacing. Strange fruity and herbal hoppy nose with some tropical fruits, mango, pineapple. Taste is bitter, easy malt base with fruity and herbal hoppiness. Medium body, average carbonation, dry hoppy finish. Strange, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (2584) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Very fruity and weird single hop brew, but I didn’t mind it very much at the time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1835) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 9, 2015
Bottle. Color hazy orange with small white head. Aroma herbal, fruits. Taste sweet, malt, herbal, light bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Acid303 (654) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUN 24, 2015
33cl bottle, served in Shaker. Hazy orange colour with one finger off-white frothy head. A lot of caramel on the nose and some tropical fruits as well. The flavor is moderately hoppy, there’s still a lot of caramel and earthy notes. Alcohol presence, quite unexpected. Medium body, good carbonation. Pretty average.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TEJA (2077) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
Bottle from Systembolaget Sweden. Thick and lasting beige head. Clowdy golden color. Big hoppy aroma that resembles boiled cabbidge blended with pine and dry herbs. Wery nice light caramell taste blended with fine hop taste and a balanced bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2110) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle a cloudy orange colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy and bitter hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (8809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog Online Shop. Memory banks rate. Clear gold, thin white head. Light spice aromas, citrus. Taste is bitter, light malt. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (3078) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Countbeer, july 29. Pours light hazy golden with a white head, Aroma is malty, biscuits, orange, peach, herbal, light dried fruit notes. It has lost it freshness but has aged fairly well for an IPA. Light/medium malty sweetness, medium grassy bitterness. Finish is dry grassy bitter. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

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