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

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RATINGS: 270   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   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.
Good old East Kent Goldings. Elegant and refined and like a quintessential English gentleman, inherently boring. Boring that is unless you put the amplitude into overdrive and hope the living daylights out of the beer with it.
This is East Kent Goldings re-invented and re-imagined and shows just what can be done with English hops if you use enough of them. An often overlooked hop superstar, normally getting lost in a woeful stream of conformist brown ales made by sleepy cask ale brewers. But not anymore. Classic Empire with an anarchic twist. God save the Queen.
In this amped up Goldings reincarnation expect to be slammed with floral lavender, a fruity riot of blackberries and spiced pears, bumble-gum plums and the illusion of thyme. It reminds me of the apricot marmalade by grandmother used to make.
I am a little bit too obsessed with this beer for my own good.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (986) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy medium gold, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts fairly well and leaves decent lacing. Floral, spice and blackberry hops mix with caramel malt and stewed fruits to create the aroma. Initially mild floral hops gradually build to a crescendo of spicy, fruity hops flavours, with plenty of plum, and a touch of apricot jam. Caramel malt in the mid-palate gives way to stewed fruits and spice hops in the finish. I have to say that I am a big fan both of BrewDog and of what they call "sleepy cask ale brewers", and as such I love this marriage of the two. A very nice single hop IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
melush (517) - SPAIN - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: APR 15, 2014 Botella de 33 cl, adquirida en tienda XXXII. Color dorado anaranjado. Sabor a malta, lupulo, citrico, ligeramente amargo.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (2120) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Great Grog, Edinburgh. A cloudy yellow-golden coloured beer with toffee and gentle sweet citrus flavours followed by peppery hops and a creamy mouthfeel on the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Satyroneto (92) - - MAR 10, 2014
Cor amarela alaranjada e turva; quase sem formação de espuma com baixa persistência; sem lacing; Aroma pouco intenso de toranja e laranja; Sabor com início de caramelo queimado evoluindo para leve amargor cítrico; Cerveja pobre de aroma e sabor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2014
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je příjemné ovocné, lehce připomíná jahody, v pozadí jsou znát kvasnice. Pěna je nízká, jemná, bílá a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je zlatá a kalná. Chuť je ovocná připomíná pomeranče, v pozadí jsou znát banány, finiš je středně hořký a držící. Pivo bylo součástí srovnávací degustace a skončilo na 3. místě.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6873) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr mild fruchtig bitter nach exotischen Früchten.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HopfenWeisse (986) - - FEB 21, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 Hazy orange color with small head. Aroma is mango and other tropical fruits. Flavor is really bitter, hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (390) - SPAIN - FEB 10, 2014
330 ml. bottle, Pretty deep and a bit hazy golden colour, with a big head that leaves a compact lace and a cloak on the surface. Smell of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, apricot. Medium body, oily and lively palate, with bubbles playing in your tongue. Taste of tropical fruits, some citrus and caramel, earthy with a dry but with a hint of sweetness finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. golden-orange colour with a white head. Aroma is orange, pine, citrus, grapefruit, malt. Flavour is orange, pine, citrus, grapefruit, malt. Bitter finish. OK beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34232) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014

Draught @ BrewDog Camden, 113 Bayham Street, London, Greater London, England NW1 0AG.

Clear medium orange color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, citrus notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, earthy, marmelade hops. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130401]


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