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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: 584   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
guzgorog (260) - FRANCE - AUG 16, 2014
Blonde orangée, belle mousse blanche, retombant assez vite en laissant une belle dentelle. Nez très fruité de citron, litchi, fruits de la passion, noix de coco. Amertume brutale, mais ne masquant pas les saveurs de citron, pin, pamplemousse, fruits de la passion. Assez bon équilibre quoique penchant un peu trop vers l’amertume. Houblonnage de malade. Amertume très très persistante.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niall73 (1783) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Tap at brewdog, Clapham. Pours a slightly orange gold with a white head. Lemony, grassy, light veg aroma. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light caramel, tangerine, marmalade, lemon, pine, white toast... Nice balance, bitter dry and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
RossMT (2) - - AUG 15, 2014 does not count
Straw coloured with good carbonation. Loose white head to start but leaves really good lacing. Aroma is banging. Loads of guava with resinous pine in tge background. Loads of resin in the mouth with an awesome dry finish that just keeps you coming back for more. Bottle.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bmeup (520) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Without a sermon or twenty lines of bullshit, dada dada, pure and simple, beer is and always has been about balance. Sadly this is all the wrong way. It has some good points (hops) but mostly bad (hops). We all know and love hops, but this is nowhere near there best effort............but then probably never meant to be;-)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kidmartinek (3654) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Its a good IPA. Especially a rare find in Shenzhen at Frankie’s. Pale copper color. Little white head. The aroma is citrusy and malty. The flavor is fruity and citrusy. Its bitter, and in a real good way, but these Scotts clearly haven’t been to San Diego or Austin!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorm (1196) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
Klar lys gyllen farve med lyst skum. Lukt av grapefrukt, sitrus og furunål. Smak av grapefrukt, sitrus og furunål. En bombe av frisk og god humle. Vinmonopolet.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kingvit (182) - - AUG 11, 2014
Aroma: citrus, floral, grass; Appearance: pale golden, minimal head; Taste: intense bitterness, slight sourness, slight sweetness; Palate: bitter finish, light body, slick texture, soft carbonation Virtually hammering bitterness. Very well hidden alcohol. Drinking over 330 ml is a challenge since the hops petrify Taste buds :-)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottle from mom and brother. Poured a dull gold amber color with smallish white head. Aroma of grapefruit, citrus, funk, and touch of sweetness. Very aggressive in the hopping. Earthy and funky, some pine and citrus. Hops at the forefront, with a lengthy aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JefVerstraete (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker. Cloudy blond colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Very bitter IPA with notes of grapefruit and pine. Harsh bitter finish. Very light sweetness. Not bad but a bit unbalanced.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 100814. Super strong pine needle aroma and equally strong pine flavour, almost perfumey. Not their best effort.


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