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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: 589   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.


eisnoton's rating

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eisnoton (17) - Athens, - DEC 19, 2013
Bottle from beer-shop.gr. Nose of lemon and light tropical fruits, flavor is fruity and bitter. Pretty strong carbonation. Very easily drinkable. A refreshing heavily hopped IPA.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (4142) - Ruhrcity, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle from Rudat in Dortmund. The beer pours out in a light hazy light amber colour with steady low head and medium body. Aroma of fresh hops and spruce with some citrus hints. Taste of fresh hops, light barley, spruce, oak, pine, citrus fruits, grapefruit, thyme, coriander and mild pink pepper. Very quaffable and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sublirony (15) - SINGAPORE - SEP 27, 2014
Bottle. Resin and pine on the nose. Pours a clear yellow orange with quite a nice head that recedes somewhat, good lacing. Taste is upfront, full-on: not a lot of subtlety here, but hey! That’s a big, satisfying IPA for you. Would’ve thought it was West Coast had it not been Brewdog. The palate is full and fulfilling. Big, bitter grapefruit finish. Good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Garlic_of_Doom (471) - SWEDEN - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle shared by Pure Evil. Thanks! Hazy golden yellow with a tiny white head/ring clinging to the glass. Aroma is bready malty with citrus hops. Taste is as above but with more punch to it. Medium body, soft carbonation. Heavy grapefruit bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (838) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2014
330 ml bottle. Golden orange colour, thin white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus and floral hops. The flavour is grapefruity, with malty notes, pine, and a dryish herbal hoppy finish. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mydogjet (36) - - SEP 24, 2014
Lovely light colour with a foamy head. Gorgeous citrus nose. Bitter up front that doesn't go away. Smooth. Heavy. Yummy

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
matis (123) - Warsaw, POLAND - SEP 21, 2014
Poured from a tap. Clear, pale orange colour. Brilliant nose. Hoppy, fresh citrus, grapefruit sharp some piney also. Dry in taste, fruity with bitter aftertaste. Simply the best IPA from BrewDog.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robto (13) - Belas, PORTUGAL - SEP 20, 2014
33cl bottle from "cerveteca" bar in Lisbon. It pours an opaque golden color with a very creamy and persistent white head. Aroma is of a strong pine grassy hops, some floral notes and a heavy fruity green mango nose. Taste is overwhelmingly hoppy and piney with some malts. It begins with some fresh sweetness from the citrus and ultimately ends with a very long and powerful bitterness. It is moderately carbonated with a medium body and a very dry finish. This is definitely a "hop bomb". One of the best I ever tasted. I would definitely try to taste more beers from this style. Cheers for BrewDog!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dsmith4 (33) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
Excellent authentic west coast IPA, very bitter but that’s how a real IPA from the west coast IPA should be, highly recommend this to any hop heads out there!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2596) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is oranges, taste is citrus, hoppy, bitter, fresh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maris (990) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 13/9/2014 (bottle labelled 7.2%, not 7.4%). Pours a slightly opaque light golden with bugger all head. Has a delightful floral, fruit salad, passionfruity nose. Flavour wise, there’s grass,lemon, mandarin, peach and a bog load of grapefruit. The hops are big, dry and lingering, setting off the initial fruity sweetness nicely. Has a medium to full body and average. A very impressive hop monster.


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