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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: 584   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours golden with white head. Smells of hops and peaches. Tastes of hops and bitter. Nice long refreshing bitter taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (2302) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from Rehills, Newcastle. This is a golden beer with floral tropical fruit flavours, a sweet zesty, slight sugary body with bitter grapefruit in the finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3112) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours cloudy orange with a sticky white head leaving great lacing. Nose is very pine and grapefruit forward. Quite sweet and lemony. Quite simple stuff but they have done it very well. Sometimes less is more. This beer sums that up. Very straight forward stuff but done fantastically. Light caramel with big hop presence to it. Heavy grapefruit and pine needles. Astringent bitterness to finish the beer and it’s lengthy. Great stuff

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 2, 2013
On tap @ Patricks. Hazy dark orange body with a small off-white head. Very nice and complex aroma of citric fruit, tropical fruit, pine, malt and caramel. Flavor has the same elements as found in the aroma with a nice bitterness, but a bit too sweet for me. By the end of my class the whole thing feels sticky en my mouth. Fine body and a long aftertaste with bitterness and sweet malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2013
I wonder what this trying to be? Fruity early but converts to a more typical old fashion style with old hard malts and hops. A little unfriendly albeit not at all ’hoppy’.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13567) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
On tap at Patrick’s. A small, off-white head sits on top of an unclear orange-golden body. The aroma is very, very citrusy, with pine cones and malty sweetness. The flavor has fruity and piney hops up front, with malts in the back. Nice bitterness. Full body, a bit sweetish, with nice carbonation. Bitter fruity finish. A bit sweet this one, but sure tasteful. 130601

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lilja (1637) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2013
Frisk och fruktig med smak av humle, malt, tropisk frukt, mycket grapefrukt och tall. Bra beska.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2013
Draught @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grape, orange, pine and grass. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long fruity and bitter finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (505) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 29, 2013
Bottle clear golden color white disapearing head fruity floral hop aroma bitter taste with citrus and fruits some malt and you taste the alcohol

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fiulijn (14552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle from Birratrovo, Como, batch 082, bb 12-04-14, 7.2% ABV
Hazy blond color with small head. The aroma is hop awesomeness, with pungent fruits: passion fruit, citrus; and light manure. Toffee flavor, very good, with dry and smooth mouthfeel; the hops express all their aromatic components, fruits and resins; bitter oranges, light grapefruit, light passion fruit; the final is lean and bold.
A wonderful clean example.


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