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

bottled
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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2231) - JAPAN - FEB 3, 2014
Tap. Good, solid all round IPA. Slightly heavier body than a typical WCIPA, but otherwise brimming with citrus, tropical fruits and skunky weed. Nice, tight dry finish. Pleasant.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tombyars (1328) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2014
Tasted this in BrewDog, Glasgow, on 31st January 2014. Cask, draft flow system dispense. Dull opaque amber in colour with a thin white head. Strong flavour of ripe mango in the long nose. Thin resiny mouthfeel and poor lacing. Pale malt base gives a powerful fruit flavour of mango, guava, peaches and Gaia melon. Powerful New World hops give a fruity intense kick to the long hoppy aftertaste. Finish is powerful and malty with tropical fruit flavours still in the palate. This is a decent Imperial IPA but there are better versions of this out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (3686) - Holbæk, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle at home. Pale yellow with a white head, ok lacings. Aroma light malty (caramel), heavy hoppy (flowery). Flavor light sweet, heavy bitter, light spicy. Medium+ body. Fantastic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MalcolmTucker (711) - SCOTLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Tropical mango aroma. Flavour is fruit cocktail before a searing bitterness sets in. So much hops! No balance but all the better for it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (874) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
Golden colour with a white head. Aroma of hops, hops, hops. Tropical fruit such as grapefruit, mango, etc. Flavour is tropical fruit hoppiness with a massive bitter aftertaste. Very enjoyable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fson (5) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
Craft at Brewdog bar in Stockholm Aroma: very slight, fruits Taste: Hops! Pure taste of hops. Palate: medium carbonation is all you feel in addition to those hops. Aftertaste: hops. That's all there is. Very drinkable despite strong hoppiness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (1004) - PORTUGAL - FEB 1, 2014
Shared a 33cl bottle from Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon. Pours an almost clear pale yellow colour with a very small white lacing. Aroma is passion fruit, mango and floral hops. Soft carbonation and light body. Taste is bitter with a very suave sweet note and very very dry. Long bitter and dry finish. Overall, a fantastic beer but not very consistent between aroma and flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4220) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly hopped, and the flavour is very well hopped with a large degree of bitterness and some malt. Overall a nice strong IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (5534) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from Magic Beer Room Zagreb. Pale golden coloured, small white head, citrusy hoppy nose, slightly herbal also. Sweet malty, quite strong herbal hoppy and heavy bitterness in the finish. Even too strong bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
InPivoVeritas (231) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden. Hop aromas dominate and are very rich (grapefruit, orange, resin, mango, lychee, some pineapple). Very hoppy with high bitterness. Could use some malt for balance but still a very good beer.


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