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

bottled
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on tap
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RATINGS: 453   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flying_pig (832) - - JAN 24, 2013
On-Tap at Brewdog Aberdeen (Schooner):
Lychee and bitter hops to begin with some pine and citrus along with a bit of grapefruit making up most of the rest. There is a solid IPA aroma to this one with a fruity smell in the background.
Light amber with a clear body and a thin, foamy white head on top that is more of a lacing.
Dark fruits and bitter hops to begin and a helping of grapefruit and pine too. There is some strong bitter notes and and touch of sweet malts as well as some tropical flavouring.
Bitter with a medium body and moderate carbonation. There is a nice citrus tang and a slightly dry finish.

A nice, very bitter IPA that had some good fruit notes and a strong, hoppy taste. This one would fall somewhere in between Brewdogs Punk IPA and their Hardcore IPA in both style and taste.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McWorta (487) - LUXEMBOURG - APR 20, 2014
Deep golden nearly orange in colour with a small frothy white head. A beautfil bouquet of citrus, orange, grapefruit and hints of black currant develop. The taste devlops furthwr mango/maracuja and hints of litchi notes. A light livelyness leads to a rather slick dry medium-full bodied beer. A light fruity sweet touch which fades quickly into a bitterness which moves on and on leaving a long dry finish. Pretty intense but still well balanced!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wihlan (134) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2014
Flaska hos föräldrarna. Rätt mörk för för att vara en pale Ale. Fruktig doft och skumkronan drar lite åt det gröna hållet. Härlig beska, en bra ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6164) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
Bottle, shared during our epic night at MicroBar in Reykjavik, with Arnie and Stein. Golden with orange hue, lovely aromatic hop profile, filled with tropical fruits and a touch of conifer. Long bitter finish. After recently having had a few let-downs from Brewdog in the IPA department (in particular, the entire "IPA Is Dead" series), this is a return to greatness. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 14, 2014
Bottle @home. pours golden with a white head. Nose id grapefruit heavy with some pine as well. Big bitter grapefruit taste with some citrus fruit tangy-ness as well, really nice, v.easy to drink.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CanCrusher (511) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle 0,33L. Cloudy, dark yellow colour with a lot of visible floating particles and small, frothy, white head. Aroma of tropical fruits like mango, lemon, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, also caramel and resin. Taste is heavy bitter and very hoppy. Medium to full body with dry texture and soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scottishchris (121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 6, 2014
Bottle from Cornelius. Pours crystal clear golden, small head. Big resinous sticky nose, grapefruit. Body is lighter than I remember from last taste, loads of bitterness. As another eater has suggested, sits somewhere between punk and hardcore. Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Renobob (452) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 5, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33 cl. IPA +++++ ultra houblonnée. Pour les amateurs. Amertume land.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
freretoc (441) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 5, 2014
Bu en bouteille de 33cl, une couleur blonde et grosse grosse mousse, attaque très amère et sèche avec une attaque sur les fruits de la passion et une pointe de kiwi, fin sur la résine, très agréable

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
wolfcarnival (5) - - APR 2, 2014 does not count
First drunk at home Prague, while playing Dark Souls, 01/04/14 clear amber beer with a small off-white head. Very fruity nose, grapefruit, pine, mango. Sweet dry hoppy, then biting bitter finish, too bitter for my taste, yolo tho

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TET (1440) - FINLAND - APR 1, 2014
A orange yellow beer with a quite weak and blond head. The aroma is nice and tropical fruity, sweet mangos, grapefruits, some pine needles, the fruits are dominating, also some caramell malts. Tastefull aroma. Taste is strognly bitter but also frutifull and smooth, mangos, pine needles and resin. The end is long, strongly bitter with resin. Medium bodied, smooth at first then the bitterness starts to attack. Even as Brewdog beer the bitterness is huge, still great balance and smoothness.


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