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

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RATINGS: 451   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (627) - 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 (857) - 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 (4176) - 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 (5402) - 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 (195) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Graham77 (205) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 26, 2014
330ml bottle. Lovely hoppy, citrus, fruity and aromatic IPA. Very refreshing and easily drinkable for a 7.2% ABV beer. Better than Punk IPA which I also like a lot. I have to say though I got minimal head from this bottle and for the relatively high ABV there is not enough malt flavour in this. The hops tend to dominate. Great beer though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHult (106) - SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2014
Flaska från Systembolaget. Grumlig guldfärgad vätska. Lågt vitt skum som lägger sig fort. Humle! Välbalanserad men kraftig beska. Riktigt bra!

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarkoNm (236) - SLOVENIA - JAN 24, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy golden color. There is a medium white head with average retention. The nose immediately picks up citrusy hops - a very distinct and strong aroma. The taste is like the label describes it: hoppy. Very hoppy. A strong hoppiness in the body is followed by a strong bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonnyConga (51) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2014
Looks nice - clear amber yellow. Nice head - disappears. Smells good. Very bitter as expected. A little too bitter for me but interesting none the less. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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