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

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RATINGS: 278   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JToth (30) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Hazy orange on the pour. Slight foamy head. Very floral and fruity hop aroma. Fruity and slight bit of spicy hop flavour. Bit of a bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerSkull (1315) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of fruity hops, flowers, grass and malt. A little peppery bitterness in the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dr_brewer (5) - Ourense, SPAIN - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Pours hazy orange/light amber with rather modest foam. Aroma is hoppy (resiny, flowery, grassy) with a sweet note. Taste is hop forward with a balanced malt background, making way for a dry aftertaste with more of the grassiness. Although fairly balanced, not a big fan of the grass in your face hop.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grima (2124) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - APR 21, 2014
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours amber colored with flat head. Smells floral hoppy and fruity. Starts with mild fruity and spicy hops, slight floral in the background. The middle part has spicy and hops. Goes into a fruity, floral and slight bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radzik5555 (432) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 9, 2014
Butelka 0.33L. Aromat ciekawy chmielowy, Słodkie, dojrzałe, jasne owoce, ziołowy, ziemisty - przyjemne połączenie. Smak chmielowo-słodowy. karmel, tosty, owoce i nuty ziemiste jak w aromacie. Goryczka długa, trochę zalegająca, również lekko ziemista ale przyjemna. Ciekawy chmiel, połączenie nowych odmian cytrusowych, owocowych z ziołowo-ziemistymi aromatami. Najbardziej mi pasował z czwórki IPA is dead.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (741) - AUSTRALIA - APR 8, 2014
Faint fruity aroma, smooth sweet hops flavours. A very nice beer that really shows off the hops, I could drink it all day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martin00sr (888) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2014
Clear amber, dense, white head, nice lacing. Hoppy aroma,malt, caramel. Taste is floral hops, pepper, mango. Dry yet sticky. Lingering bitterness. Quite alright.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sandervdbroek (19) - USA - MAR 25, 2014
Puurs gold with hardly any head. Light aroma with mango and related fruits. Flavor has a lot of bitterness and some pepperiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1052) - 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 (984) - 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.


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