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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.


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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crille (64) - Varberg, - JUL 5, 2013
Cloudy amber color with a white head. Floral and earthy aromas, and a hint of grass. Malty and little citrus on the palette. And a slightly bitter finish.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radzik5555 (156) - 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 (377) - 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 (227) - 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 (922) - 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 (241) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zacgillbanks (1841) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle from Great Grog, Edinburgh. A cloudy yellow-golden coloured beer with toffee and gentle sweet citrus flavours followed by peppery hops and a creamy mouthfeel on the finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Satyroneto (59) - - MAR 10, 2014
Cor amarela alaranjada e turva; quase sem formação de espuma com baixa persistência; sem lacing; Aroma pouco intenso de toranja e laranja; Sabor com início de caramelo queimado evoluindo para leve amargor cítrico; Cerveja pobre de aroma e sabor ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jamedra (383) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 4, 2014
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je příjemné ovocné, lehce připomíná jahody, v pozadí jsou znát kvasnice. Pěna je nízká, jemná, bílá a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je zlatá a kalná. Chuť je ovocná připomíná pomeranče, v pozadí jsou znát banány, finiš je středně hořký a držící. Pivo bylo součástí srovnávací degustace a skončilo na 3. místě.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5343) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv malzig, fruchtig herb. Geschmack sehr mild fruchtig bitter nach exotischen Früchten.


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