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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 273   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
janubio (404) - 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 (10453) - 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 (34777) - 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]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1498) - FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
Bottle. Hazy pale golden color with a minimal head. Aroma of pine, honey and apricot. Flavors are grain, apricot and peach. Dry taste, medium bitterness.

-- via beerbasher/winphone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (398) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with white head. Aroma is floral, grass, citrus, caramel and earth. Love the floral aroma. Slick mouth feel with low carbonation. Aftertaste is dry, spicy, floral, citrus and lasting dry. Overall: awesome. Floral hop bomb. Mix of english ale and ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monoroc (21) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 30, 2014
Pours cloudy orange with an off white head. Citrusy, grassy and even wine like aroma. Nice amount of malty sweetness, slight grassy tase with an good fresh hoppy finish. Perfect amount of carbonisation. Best of the ’IPA is dead’ quartet.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ogivlado (5672) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -Mix of four different kinds from www.beershop.hr. Hazy orange coloured, small white head, some fruity tea like notes in the nose. Moderate malty, citrusy hoppy and mild fruity with hint of spices in the finish. Just average, expected better. After rating four of IPA Is Dead hop series (Dana, El Dorado, Waimea and Goldings) all I can say is...Mikkeller Single Hop are (much) better.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Orange colour with a moderate off-white head and a middling fizz. Spicy from the off, with lemon coming through. Reasonable amount of bitterness. Unexpectedly turned out to be my favourite of the 2013 IPA is Dead box- it was the only one with any oomph; the only one that felt like it had any decent amount of hops. However, it still falls well short of the previous IPA is dead series.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4801) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh, København. Orangey amber. Small, lacing white top. Toasted malts and grassy, leafy and faint citrus-fruity hops to the nose. Notes of herbs and mild spices. Mid-bodied. Grassy and earthy hop flavor. Firm bitterness. Semi-sweet malt base. Sharpish earthy bitterness linger in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (475) - ITALY - JAN 25, 2014
Nebuloso color arancio chiaro con velo saponoso di schiuma biancastra. Classici sentori di toffee e frutta esotica con un lieve pizzico balsamico di lavanda e/o eucalipto; gusto amaro e discretamente maltato con note di luppolo, spezie, caramello e un finale erbaceo con deboli note di scorza d’agrumi. Corpo medio-lieve, effervescenza nella norma, buona struttura. Questo East Kent Goldings non sembra affatto male, le millantate note di erbe medicinali e spezie sono debolissime ma ci sono e contribuiscono a ricreare un bouquet interessante.


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