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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

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (23913) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2016
Bottled (backlog). Ambery orange colour with a fluffy white head. Aroms is resin, some pine, mild spruce as well as some citrusy notes. Flavour is quite similar, but also has some herbal and mild crisp sweet matiness to it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivnizub (9728) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle: Light amber coloured, cloudy, big and stable off-white head; sweet-bitter nose of raisins and dark malt with a very mild woody-tannic touch; quite robust sweet and bitter flavour, medium bodied, creamy MF; hops and bread and fruits in the sweetish-bitter finish. Good, but not exciting…

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pityu (461) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Slight hazy orange colour, medium white head, good retention and lacing. Intense tropical fruit aromas, mango, passion fruit, tangerine. Taste of tropical fruits, peach, fresh grass, some biscuit and caramel. Medium body and carbonation, long bitter finish. Easy drinking, well balanced IPA with tropical fruity aromas.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 17 Aug 2014 -- Delicate and floral. Extremely well balanced .. I like.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rolfarild (181) - NORWAY - AUG 15, 2015
A little bit beyond bb date makes it nit as bitter as 70IBU, 25 maybe. Unclear med. Amber. Scaresly no head. Aroma of fruit and pine. Taste candy, pine, melon, prunes, malt Nd alcohol. Dry fruit in the agyertaste. No carbonation or lacing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13588) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2015
KØLF 200215. Golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, malt. Flavour is tropical fruit, malt, lime, citrus, floral. Ordinary beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrus86 (241) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2015
BOTTLE. Cloudy pale orange colour with small foamy head.. Sticky hops on the nose with some melon & grapefruit??.. Huge resin stickiness through the whole mouthful, subtle sweet fruity hops with a sappy malt finish.. Better fresh for sure.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eduardovl (1188) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 2, 2015
330ml bottle served in a pint glass. Best Before: 11/03/2015. A: Pours a slightly cloudy orange to amber color forming a huge big bubbled soapy off white head with super retention and some soapy lacings left in the glass. S: Strong notes of caramel malts and hops. Very fruity. Strong notes of tropical fruits. Pineapple, lime and watermelon. Sweet and a bit boozy. T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong notes of caramel malts, tropical fruits. Pineapple, grapefruit and watermelon. Notes of sweet bread and grass. A bit boozy in the mouth too. Good but not very persistent bitterness. M: Medium body. Average carbonation. Caramel,grass and pineapple in the the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. It was expired and already a bit compromised by its age but still an average IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2769) - 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 (504) - 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!

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