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


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RATINGS: 264   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kosmokrator (424) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4322) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2014
330 ml bottle. Almost clear golden with a dense off-white head. Relatively mild aroma of malt, grain, fruit, pine and some grass. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel, fruit and grassy bitterness. Medium body and bitter aftertaste. Nice and more straight forward IPA and El Dorada and Dana.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SVD (408) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
33CL bottle at home, thanks to Bierkoning(Edo), Orange beer with a medium white head, aroma is citrus, flowers. Taste is bitter, lemon. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ferencmato (46) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 18, 2014
3rd bottle from 4-pack. Pours cloudy orange with medium yellowish head. I really like the aroma of this one - pretty sweet, fruity and floral, apricot jam, some caramel and bubblegum. Considering the aroma, taste is bit surprising. Very little of that fruity sweetness, it just goes bitter pretty quickly...grapefruity, banana peel-bitter, also some cinnamon (?). Pretty strong earthy tones. It’s drinkable, but I’m not crazy about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (2853) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2014
Bottle - 330ml. Cloudy golden body with an average off-white creamy head. Good malty/hoppy aroma with mango and herbal hints. Its enjoyable hoppy taste carries grassy and some woody notes. Ends with a decent bitter finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy orange, offwhite cream. Lemongrass, lime, spritzy minerally nose. Earthu and citric bitterness cuts nicely through the base sweetness of the fruity,caramelly malt bottom. Grass, citrus, peach, spice, light minerals - earthy bitter finish. Nice really to get real flavor out of this classic hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottled. Slightly hazy orangeish golden colour with a mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is zesty, fruity, floral, toffeeish along with some sprice as well with quite strong earthy tones. Flavour is similar, but lacks the earthiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bragesnak (5331) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2013
From Voldby, DK. Bottled, 011213. Amber with white head. Aroma of hop spices. Flavor with malt, caramel and light fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (2810) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2013
Batch #064, bb 21-03-14. Hazy amber, thick white head. Gooseberries, toffee aroma. Flavor has gooseberries, nutty notes, hops, dark fruity notes. Bitter, hoppy finish. Ok, but somewhat boring still.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (342) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Dégusté les quatre (dana, el dorado, golding, waimea) en même temps. Vue: jaune orange peu de collet. Nez: florale. Café. Bouche: malté. Belle amertume. Rôti. Florale. Terreuse. Plus simplette que les autres.

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