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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy some earthly and a bitter hoppy citrus finish

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bobhund (425) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
(Bottle) Amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy off-white head. Malty fruity nose with notes of apricots, tropical fruit, orange peel, slightly toasty malt and a touch of resin. Fruity, malty taste with apricots, orange, dried fruit, a touch of burnt rubber and a slightly resiny bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Fresh and tasty, well balanced. The hop character is very much the aroma and taste of England for me. Quite nice.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1600) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Sticky sweet orange cloudy with flakes of yeast, small white head. Dried fruits and quite a lot of warming alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7044) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2014
bottle from beergeek in prague. perhaps a little muted owing to being to its use-by date. anyways, muted floral aroma - weeds emerging from cracks in the courtyard; decent whack of bitterness, lightly nutty malt character; seems to be missing some oomph

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Countbeer, july 29. Pours light hazy golden with a white head, Aroma is malty, biscuits, floral, herbal, berries, light dried fruit notes. It has lost it freshness but has aged fairly well for an IPA. Light/medium malty sweetness, medium grassy bitterness. Finish is dry grassy bitter. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
Ingen kalasöl direkt men den funkar till fika en lördag eller en tisdag. Trevlig serie ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Unclear light creamy orange somewhat bitter IPA with dry grassy flavor. A little disappointing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is herbal, toffee, taste is dry, quite bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.


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