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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


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RATINGS: 282   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.

saxo's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (15393) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, - JUN 13, 2013
Bottle from Salling. Nice head with good duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are hops, flowers, pine, fruits and malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (294) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Slight hazy orange colour, medium white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma of orange peel, pine, herbs and a bit fresh grass. Taste of overripe orange, some grass and caramel. Medium body and carbonation, dry hoppy finish. Nice classic IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1709) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, Caramel, bread, grassy, citrusy fruity, light pine. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (1905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Fruity aroma and flavor with intense bitterness and some sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acid303 (568) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUN 28, 2015
33cl bottle, served in shaker. Pours hazy orange with small white froth on top. Sediment presence, nothing significant though. Aroma is caramel and ripe fruits. The taste has an extra-orange touch with yeasty notes. No alcohol. Moderately dry finish. Medim body, good carbonation. Average beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1812) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Fine withe head over a clowdy golden beer. Nice hoppy aroma from a typical english hop. Balanced hop and malt taste with a medium body. Big drinkabillity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2004) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7262) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
liinis (1735) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7701) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2387) - 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.

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