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


on tap

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RATINGS: 581   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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The devastatingly bitter finish will drill straight through your taste buds. If you like hops and bitterness then go ahead. But be warned: this beer has more bitterness than a human palate (or nipple) can detect. For freaks, craft beer junkies and stamp collectors only.

The second placed beer in our 2012 Prototype Challenge is a BrewDog staff favourite, and made a brief guest appearance in our bars last summer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (679) - - MAY 28, 2014
Classic citrus hop bomp nose. Fruity malt, grapefruit, pineapple, peach, pine hops, spicy bitter finish. Good bite, a smooth and classic hoppy Brewdog character with a Californian twist.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
budedou (389) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - MAY 26, 2014
encore une IPA sublime de chez Brewdog. Les aromes des houblons explosent agréablement en bouche. Ressemble à la punk mais de façon + puissante encore. Acicidité reste longtemps sur la fin

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (613) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - MAY 25, 2014
It pours hazy golden, with a thick white head. The nose is juicy orange, sweet tangerine, mango, creaminess, pine and light resin. Taste is similar, quite bitter with a fruity hops predominance. Body is medium with good carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Digzis (77) - Nancy, FRANCE - MAY 25, 2014
Une belle couleur orange ambrée, légèrement trouble. Très peu de mousse et des bulles très fines. Un nez qui porte beaucoup sur les fruits exotiques et le litchi. Également des notes d’ananas, de citron, d’orange… est une grosse amertume qui dure bien longtemps en bouche. Un ensemble assez rafraîchissant à boire de préférence quand il fait chaud.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7841) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle 33 cl in Ludvika in May 2014. Batch 032, thanks to Sara M (not on ratebeer), BB 05/02/15.
Clear golden color, small white head. sweet, hoppy, fruity, caramel scent. Bitter, hoppy, caramel taste. Hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, high bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierocker (25) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2014
This beer pours a light cloudy colour with a small white head which disappears quickly. The aroma is of citrusy, floral hops, with grapefruit being particularly prominent. The taste starts off fruity but as the beer hits the back of your mouth bitterness takes over. Dry, drawn out bitter finish with a slightly unpleasant aftertaste. Based on aroma and initial taste alone this beer would be an amazing IPA, however, the finish is just to intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (823) - HONG KONG - MAY 17, 2014

330 ml bottle “Batch 032” bought at The Bottle Shop in Sai Kung.

Looks: Cloudy hazy amber colour with dusty yeast particles; Razor-thin head and residual soapy white foam which fades in 15 seconds. Small sticky lacing with near zero carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant and quite refreshing grapefruit, with passion fruit, pineapple, light jackfruit, sugar, pine, resin, ale malt, lemon and pissy grass.

Taste: Medium sweet ale malt, with strong grapefruit zest, orange, strong pine, resin, molasses, dry biscuits, light earth, strong bitter lime, very strong bitter hops and sharp grass.

Body: Medium body. Slick, bitter and slightly oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Moderate ale malt with dominating bitterness, which is massive, say a couple steps stronger than those of German Pils but still manage to be quite tasty. Good zesty grapefruit and orange. Piney, resiny but too oozy. Dry biscuit and slight earth to round up. Interesting…

Hoppiness: Fragrant grapefruit and tropical fruits, light cat-piss Simcoe, strong pine and lemon in aroma. Zesty citrus, pine, bitter lime sharp grassy taste. Bitterness is very strong, sharp but not harsh, for a lasting and quite tasty strong bitter finish.

After Taste: Fairly dry. Strong bitter and piney to mouth.

Comments: This one sells insane bitterness, but actually its aroma shines more, with that unmistakable Simcoe cat-piss and nice tropical fruits. Its hops is strong bitter, tolerable to experienced IPA lovers, sharp, quite intense but not really refreshing or mindblowing. A lack of nice head and carbonation also make it less attractive. A good and interesting Hoppy exercise nevertheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StilleStorm (716) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
DWG; Pours clear golden with a mostly fading off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, lots of citrus fruits, some tropic and light cat pee. Taste is light sweet and moderate too full bitter, mostly bitter lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arnesen (33) - Tromso, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Pours crystal clear amber with a frothy white head that lasts a little short. Aroma shouts out loads of citrus such as grapefruit and floral notes such as grass, some tobacco in hidden inn the sub notes. Taste is perfect with a medium sweet start with a bitterness that explodes in the mouth and leaves a dry feeling in the mouth. Great IPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IPAgutten79 (514) - Skui, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
Gul/oransje med lavt skum. Aroma av sitrus og annen tropisk frukt. Grapefrukt? Smaker mye det samme som aromaen+malt. Relativt bitter sak dette her, med fruktige innslag. Litt flat, altså lite kullsyre. Bitter ettersmak.

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