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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Goldings

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40833) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
From tap at De Wildeman. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild citrusy and light grassy. Mild citrusy, crisp hoppy and light grassy. Bitter and crisp grassy into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (34658) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of straw and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, caramel, and straw, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (26200) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Draught at Mikkeller & Friends. Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and apples. Fruity flavour of grass and hops with notes of grapefruits. dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25464) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (23713) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2013
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy orange/amber, small head. Fruity spicy hay aroma. Sweetish with medium body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Spicy hay and fruit. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Draft @ Bishops Arms Gustav, Malmö. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty grassy hoppy citrus flavor. Had a fruity malty citrus hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22315) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2013
12th April 2013
Hazy amber beer with a good white head. Palate is slightly viscous with good fine carbonation. Smooth malt, semi sweet, little caramel. Hops are fairly mellow but impart interest! Mildly grassy start with a little mint. Light orange and apricot. Medium bitter aniseed. Smooth finish with malt cream. Good bitter linger. Nice to have Goldings presented so well!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21868) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 10, 2013
Bottle at home ... clear amber ... thin white head ... soft dry zezty hop nose ... soft dry fruits ... bitter hops ... ligth cheesyness ... soft florla linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, batch 064, bb 21-03-14
Hazy golden color with small head. Some aroma of caramel and toffee, with a mild grassy touch. Dry mouthfeel, with pleasant toffee flavor; the hop provides a grassy and earthy character in the front, with a tiny hint of citrus. Medium-strong bitterness.
Good Golden Ale, lean, clean, with less hop aromatics than expected.

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