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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

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RATINGS: 222   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (992) - CROATIA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle, 330 ml from Magic Beer Room, Zagreb. Pours amber with white head. Light to medium fruity and hoppy aroma and flavor. Bit spicy. Bitterish finish. Expected more pronounced hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bleki (68) - Gliwice, POLAND - JAN 21, 2015
Pours amber, hazy, with average white head, medium bubbles, reduced quickly to a ring. In aroma mango, peach, little bit of booze. Medium to low sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, oily texture, average to low carbonation, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kalervo (768) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Mikon luona 1/2015, one of the four "IPA is Dead" -selection tasted. Lacks some bitterness I think.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2164) - NORWAY - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Storo enjoyed at home
Pours dark copper with a red tone, very hazy, creamy beige head with wonderful lacings. Probably the best looking of this series. Smell of tropical fruits, hints of weak pine, lime, earthy aromas and some mango. Moderate sweet, earthy flavors, tropical fruits and lime peel, hints of tea and pineapple in the back. Moderate bitter finish. A bit weak on the bitterness, but still good

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gwizdek1990 (63) - POLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Barwa miodowa, złota, wyraźnie zmętnione. Piana średnio pęcherzykowa, obfita, ładnie i gęsto zdobi szkło. Aromat bardzo interesujący. Bardzo dojrzałe owoce (ananas, troszkę malin), lekko słodowe i minimalnie żywiczne, sosnowe. W smaku jasne słody, chmiel, znów lekko owocowe. Goryczka typowo chmielowa, bez nut alkoholowych. Słaba, ukryta, pojawia się chwile po łyku ale nie trwa długo. Średnio wysycone.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2015
02.01.2015, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fresh foresty, pine needles, lime peel, bark, leafs, hops, moss, lawn, light malts, alcohol. Taste is slightly concentrated dry foresty, pine needles, bark, hops, alcohol, citrus peel, minerals, grass, leafs, moss, hints of tropical fruits. Medium to longlasting bitterness, slightly dry harsh mouthfeel. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MatthijsE (896) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle @ home. Clear golden coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and candies with notes of herbs and grass. Fruity flavour of hops, candies and herbs with notes of grass. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vili (62) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2014
33cl bottle. Pours clear amber with thin off-white head. Malty aroma, some fruits thrown in. Medium carbonation. Taste is slightly sweet, malty with fruity notes. Medium bitterness going into quite short aftertaste with alcohol backdrop. Interesting single-hop and well-made.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vighals (1484) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Gylden klar brun med høyt offwhite skum. Grapefrukt, sitrusskall og lett karamellukt. Mye fruksødme i denne, sydhavsfrukter men en fin mild bitter avslutning. Medium kullsyre.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4996) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2014
Appearance: Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Malty, candy, hoppy and fruity.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet that the bitterness did not follow up. Average carbonation.
Taste: Sweet malty, unusual citric hoppy and tropical fruity.
Overall impression: Funny to tatse this hop series. And I know now that Kohatu is not my favourite hop.
Personal stats: Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika in Oslo, Norway


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