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BrewDog IPA is Dead - Kohatu

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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
bottle and keg, special
Released as part of 2014 IPA is Dead selection
As you’d expect from a New Zealand hop variety, Kohatu contributes bags of tropical fruit, but with loads of lime notes, & pineapple hits.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (482) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest. Body is clear to slightly opalescent deep golden, Head is medium, off-white, creamy, mostly lasting, excellent lacing. Nose is biscuit and fruits, Aroma is honey, floral, citrus, tropical fruits, caramel, vanilla, light chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, Finish is medium lasting honey, and biscuit, mostly sweet, light bitter, long lasting warmth, later more hoppy bitter flavor comes to the foreground. Medium to full body, very creamy and silky texture, soft carbonation. Easy, very aromatic, perfect palate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Arve_Christian (3224) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2014
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Hasle, Norway.- bb date 11 ,arch 2015. Clear golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity, caramel, hops, toffee, some notes of lemongrass. Medium bdy & complexity . Some immediate sweetness, good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BobyFischer (65) - FRANCE - NOV 14, 2014
Léger, peu de goût, comparé à une "grosse I IPA".Fruité, léger, sympa mais je pense qu’il y a mieux.A mixer avec une "Singel HOP IPA" de chez Brewdog plus "racée".Ma première impression se confirme donc. Bon, c’est bon quand même.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TyggaBrown (414) - NORWAY - NOV 10, 2014
Pretty great IPA, but as well as other single hops, the taste is not as well balanced as the aroma is beautiful. Ok balanced body, and refreshing, but the taste lacks complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3341) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at another tasting. Hazy gold pour with white head. Aroma is grassy, light coriander, light lemon notes, vaguely reminiscent of Indian food. Taste is nice and fruity, nice tropical fruit. Good

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2656) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ Another Tasting, courtesy of me. Pours a slightly hazy golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is very herbal, vegetables, light piney. Flavor is very light, subtle fruits going on. Aftertaste is short, medium bitter, very grassy and decent hop characters going on here! Good stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5605) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle shared at Another Tasting thanks to MrHangover. Pours clear light amber with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, orange peel, sweet tropical fruits and caramel malt. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter. Nice soft tropical fruit aspect coming out in the palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3523) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle at Another Tasting, hosted by MrHangover. Hazy yellow pour. Aroma of herbal hops, fruity, spicy and with some tea. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and tropical. A bit rough, but still nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3909) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle @ another tasting. Aroma is melon, grass, other fruits, herbal notes. Flavour is light to medium bitterness, fruity, orange, some herbal and grassy notes. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stefannilssons (1485) - SWEDEN - NOV 4, 2014
Jaha, det låter kanske lite stelt och tråkigt men det här var precis vad jag väntade mig av Brew Dog, det var absolut inte dåligt men inte heller någon större överraskning. Ölen var väldigt fruktig och humlig med toner av tropiska frukter och lakrits, kroppen var stabil men balansen satt inte helt på plats.


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