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BrewDog IPA is Dead - Kohatu

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2591) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2015
Last of the over drink-by dated IPA is dead release from 2014.
At just on cool and into a tulip. Misted, orange amber with a film on the meniscus and no head. Heavily resinous, big bad hops on the nose that offer up notes of caramelised plums, blood orange and rhubarb, leavened white bread and almond meal (?). More pf the same on the palate. Jammy and sweet with caramelised fruit dominating over bready malts and a slight yeasty bite. Body is light but the sweetness gives it the illusion of more. Not much in the aftertaste; seems to just off quietly. No alcohol present. Quite woody with a light spice and earthiness giving it depth. Not much else here. I’d have a stab and say this would be a cracker fresh! (33cL, BB 11/03/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrBlueSky93 (471) - Sutton Coldfield, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog. Pours amber orange, small white head. Aroma of pine, lemon, mango, lime. Initial taste of light malts, then some lemon, orange, mango, pine..very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sharkydodson (577) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - APR 18, 2015
the aroma is malty and fruity with some hints of pine, plum and garden berries... the taste is malty with notes of pine needles, citrus, caramel and brown sugar... sweet, dry and, a little bit, bitter aftertaste...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
zacgillbanks (3085) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. Hazy golden coloured with tropical fruit and pineapple flavours, pine and orange blossom on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Werckmeister (800) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 3, 2015
bottle at home bought at Ammersin. amber hazy color, small white head. big smell of pines, light fruity smell, mango, brown sugary. full body, quite sweet, tastes dusty, orange, grapefruity, pines again, plums, taste of brandy, sugary. light bitter / piney finish. decent. liked the smell, tastes a bit too dusty for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RodrigoPacheco (77) - - MAR 29, 2015
A interesting one from IPA is dead. But not surprising. But is a BrewDog! Spicy and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1600) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
20.4.2014. Clear pale colour, almost no head. By memory the aroma is most different from the others in the series. It reminds of some alcohol and flowers. Taste has some sweetness, almost like bubblegum, also more common pine bitterness, fruitcake, lime. Easy to drink but a bit boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CanCrusher (732) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle 0,33L. Hazy copper colour, small, off-white, creamy head, excellent lacing and no visible carbonation. Hoppy aroma of plum brandy reminds me of Schneiderweisse Tap 5 - Meine Hopfenweisse, one of my favourite German beers. There is some piney aroma, too. Light bitter taste with plum brandy note (again). Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation. This one is my favourite in Ipa is dead series.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Geokkjer (6402) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, mint, some floral notes and citrus. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some floral notes, citrus and malt. Medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (633) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tom’s place. Thanks Shumpi. Hazy golden with small off-white head. The aroma is hoppy, a bit stale with notes of honey, herbs and onion. Sweet honey flavor, medium hoppy bitterness, notes of herbs and caramel, citrus peels, notes of onion and quite malty. Moderate carbonation, medium-bodied.

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