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BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Waimea

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   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 Maris Otter, Crystal Malt and Caramalt before throwing dizzying amounts of hops at these beers.
Waimea is a new hop variety that has both aroma and bittering capability, and is the granddaughter of Pacific Jade. Pacific Jade is also a hop, not a hippy belly dancing gypsy on crack.
It has been described as having intense fresh tangelo, citrus fruit and pine needle characteristics,
High on it’s own alpha, Waimea has a new world flavour, infusing unique fresh crushed citrus aroma and flavour notes into this IPA. Sharp as a razor, this New Zealand hop slices your taste buds with intense fresh tangelo, citrus fruit and pine needle characteristics There is a huge depth flavour with astringent gooseberry balanced against the robust malt base. Throw another shrimp on the Barbie mate and you are all set. New Zealand is near Australia, right?


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1510) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy pineapple grapefruits and bitter earthly hops in the aftertaste

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bobhund (425) - - DEC 1, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget Boländerna, Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheFoamhead (80) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
IPA’s are real hop bombs - generally. And this is due to their hop cocktail. This one hasn’t a hop cocktail. It’s brewed with a single hop variety: Waimea. The taste is interestingly not as hoppy as you might think, due to the Waimeas soft character. The bitterness is well ’wrapped’ in a fresh sweetness. An uncommon but very pleasent combination. Just like a honey-ice drop. One hop can be enough! The Waimeas character is very soft - uncommon for an IPA but very tasty!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, some caramel and a touch of resin. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, dried apricots and hints of resin in a finish with a certain bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and well balanced with a fresh, citric hop character. Nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (1713) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Countbeer, july 29. Pours light hazy golden with a white head, Aroma is malty, biscuits, citrus, peach, pine, 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
Funkar helt okej. Trevlig serie och trevlig öl. Perfekt partyöl när det inte ska smaka för mycket ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
Unclear golden IPA with a really good foam. Fresh delicious hoppy flavor. easy and delicious creamy mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6968) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
bottle, part of a 4 pack from pivni rozmanitost. citric aroma with a touch of weeds; light-bodied; plenty of bitterness balanced with valencia orange zest. nice stuff

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (3538) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours light amber, nose is light pepper, fruit, taste is dry, light fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1597) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Very rich on hops and a pleasant balance with bitterness winning. Pine and citrus


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