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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Sorachi Ace

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 186   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
A hop that tastes of bubble gum? Seriously? No, we did not believe it either. But it does! This is one unique, son of a bitch of a hop. Lemony, deep, musty with a smoothness which belies its power. This hop is lemony like a lemon who was angry earlier but is now tired because of all the rage.  This hop of Japanese origin is best enjoyed trying to make sushi from your gold fish, or trying to persuade your girlfriend (or boyfriend maybe) to dress up as a Geisha for Valentine’s Day. 

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cesaro202 (12) - ITALY - MAR 30, 2011
Birra assolutamente fantastica, non troppo amara, sentori fruttati e coinvolgenti. La migliore delle 4 single hop della brew dog a mio parere.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
On tap at the local taphouse. Great beer, very tasty. Aromas of caramel, vanilla, and oak. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, cloudy, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1101) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a cloudy copper gold, with a moderate beige head, which lasts reasonably well, leaving behind a good film of lace. It is an intensely aromatic beer, with sweet blackberry and tokay on the nose, as well as a touch of honey, all overlaid on smooth caramel malt. Despite all this sweetness on the nose, it is intensely bitter up front, with some pine as well as some quite unusual hop flavours, including redcurrant and perhaps a hint of plum. This develops into a silky smooth mid-section, as soft caramel malt blends with hints of port and jam. A very fruity finish has berries as well as more caramel present. This is a very unusual beer. The difference between this and the Citra version is pronounced, showing the immense variety that can be achieved with hops. Rather than delicate bitterness, this beer presents a range of sweet, fruity flavours, which blend very well with the base malt, despite being very unusual flavours to encounter in beer. I love the weirdness of this beer, and it certainly does stand out more than the Citra version, but it is perhaps just a little less well-integrated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobinlondon (1288) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2011
Keg via a jug during a Tom tutored tasting at the Euston Tap. Amber/gold with a white head. Pungent aroma of pineapple. Lemon tea like citrus bite that is not full on but still very distinctive. I’ve only tried this hop once before in a strong dark mild brewed for a mate’s 50th birthday by Steel City. This is a very different presentation but also surprisingly distinctive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mR_fr0g (9220) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2011
Bit of an unusual not this. Hazy golden orange colour. Aroma of exotic fruit, lime and melon. The flavour is delicate and complex. There are flavour of line and coconut and slightly spicey. This is probably my favourite of the ipa is dead range.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2011
Keg, Sheffield Tap. Moudly orange covered in sex. Gorgeous. But wrong. Like fingering your cousin on a camping holiday

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Pours orange with a small white head. Aroma sweet juicy and spicy. Taste is fruity hop character with pineapple notes. Like the combination.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2011
Bright orange misty glow pour large head mild carbonation aroma like mamalade floral orange lemon earthyness flavour cumquat lemon orange mamalade like taste grapefruit mild very hoppy ale top fruit taste piney goodness nice resinous touch good sweetness medium bitter top hop taste leaving a superb aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2816) - Finspång, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2011
Orangey amber colour with a slight haze. Mid sized, firm head. Lychees, nettles and blood oranges -loads of blood oranges- on the nose.Flavour is blood oranges and grapefruit; loads of grapefruit. Long, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KevBrew (37) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2011 Honey brown-gold opaque. Solid white head. Good lacing. Honey, herbs, cloves, cinnamon, mouldy orange, pomander!. Full mouth feel, smooth round finish. Alcohol numbs mouth and tongue. Smooth, rich, delicious, very interesting. I’d love to try some more beer made with Sorachi Ace... its wacky!

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