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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - El Dorado

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


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RATINGS: 287   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
keg and bottle, 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.
The Pacific North West of America is home to the brand speanking new El Dorado Hop. America is not just about cheer-leaders, a silly version of football, elastic top jeans and cheeseburgers. They grow remarkable hops and El Dorado is a killer example of this, embodying all that is good about American hops and then some. A new hop on the block, it may even seduce you into thinking the American Dream is not just a catch phrase to sell movies and elect Presidents. Fearfully hard to resist, this beer is loaded with tropical fruits, pear, watermelon, candy floss and stone fruit. Devilishly moreish.

saxo's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (15669) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from Salling. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, malt, hops, pine and little flowers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (460) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Slight hazy orange colour, medium white head, good retention and lacing. Tropical fruit aromas, some melon, peaches and grapes, a touch of caramel and biscuit. Taste is tropical fruity with pleasant hoppy bitterness. Medium body and carbonation, dry grassy-hoppy finish. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1957) - GREECE - AUG 26, 2015
330ml bottle. Unclear orange color with off white head. Hoppy aroma, fruity, tropical fruits, citrusy fruity, grassy, caramel malty. SWeet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (2102) - 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. Sweet fruity aroma and sweet floral flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fluxing (561) - POLAND - JAN 18, 2015
Recenzja z 04.08.2013. Barwa jasno bursztynowa, idealnie klarowne. Piana wysoka, powoli opada do cienkiej warstwy i trochę oblepia szkło. W aromacie głownie cytrusy – grejpfrut, mandarynki, pomarańcze. W smaku słodowe, karmelowe. W odczuciu półpełne. Goryczka średnia w stronę wysokiej, mandarynkowa, grejpfrutowa, lekko żywiczna.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2031) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits yeast and hops flavor malts spicy cirus fruits grapefruits yeast and a bitter hoppy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7706) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
bottle, from beergeek in prague. lightly hazed amber with a lingering head; aroma of pine and caramel; some zesty citrus, light stonefruit with a good whack of bitterness. drinkable but not much el dorado character discernible

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7724) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog Online Shop. Memory banks rate. Clear gold thin white head. Mostly orange citrus, one-dimensional. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1758) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2014
Very fruity and tasty. Great mouthfeel as it is medium plus heavy, soft and round. some sweet bitterness. Lots of stone stonefruits as said in the deScription. nice hazy amber colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7499) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2014
(Bottle) Amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy beige head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of orange, apricots, tropical fruit, a touch of watermelon and fresh floral hops. Malty, fruity taste with orange, apricots, caramel, crystal malt, tropical fruit and floral hops in a finish with a balanced bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. The hop character is not quite as aggressive as many of the sister beers, but it’s quite tasty. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2754) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Countbeer, july 29. Pours light hazy golden with a white head, Aroma is malty, biscuits, pear, peach, citrus and 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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