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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: 581   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.


STEVIE_NIX's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
STEVIE_NIX (35) - - FEB 14, 2013
On tap @ brewdog Birmingham. Probably my favourite brewdog beer, possibly! Tropical power hits the ode straight away, big big bitter hit on he gob followed by some really nice fruits and a bit of toasted sugar too. This is one tasty beer. Went down well with my toasted cheese sarnie, which by the way was also awesome. Great sarnie, great beer, whatís not to like!! Good times.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2540) - 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 (989) - 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, thereís 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
esox (1066) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Botteld. Clear yellowish-golden beer has a thin creamy head with nice lace. Aroma is full of hops. Loads of zesty grapefruit and gooseberry, mellow peaches, minor floral notes and a hint of cat pee. Slightly honeyis when warmer. Overall: very clean and hoppy aroma, only a touch of caramelly and biscuity malts. Strong yet round, slightly piney and grapefruity hop flavor with lots of fresh fruitiness. The dry base malts with a hint of caramel are there just as balancing factor the hops, but itís really only about the hops. Very dry, greapefruity bitterness in the finish lingering forever. Medium body, definately feels lighter that 7.2 % abv, could well be 5 %. Creamy and velvety texture is fresh. Seriously dangerous and delicious hop bomb.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xXbaptisteXx (48) - - SEP 11, 2014
Une odeur très Herbacé (Elle me fait penser au Genepis) une belle mousse; j'adore sa couleur blond opaque en bouche on sens les agrumes le pin; Elle est assez gazeuse. Avis aux amateurs iPA A boir sans modération!!!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fdegan67 (4) - - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
I love the brew dog range or at least the six or seven I have sampled. For me this one is not their best. As IPAs of 7.2% or thereabouts go I found it too sharp and lacking in underlying "slow to surface" subtle flavours. When compared to say Founders Centennial" it doesnít quite measure up. IPAs of this strength need to have that initial "Iím not sure about this beer" factor for the first few sips but then grow on you so that half way through the drinking experience is totally different from your first impression. For me Jack Hammer had the "Iím not sure" factor but it never totally grew on me. Definitely not a bad beer but not as good as Punk or the black IPA (delicious) whose name I can never remember. Brew Dog, I am still a big fan. Send me a free case of Tokyo and I will change this review instantly.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobolev (6) - RUSSIA - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
AtBrewDogwe brew uncompromising, bold and irrevent beer. beer with soul and purpose. our approach has the same content the Eas8 beer market that the school punks had for pop Kainst is a modern rebel se taseless day corporate y and the bland, Bou

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sod9 (8) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Light orange appearance. Rich aroma of tropical fruits. Dry taste, hoppy, fruity, strong fruity bitterness, a great example of a west coast IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Filbunke86 (9) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2014 does not count
Very bitter and hoppy IPA. Taste is pine, citrus and grapefruit. Great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gad905 (47) - - SEP 8, 2014
Keg at BD ShepBush. Pours gold with a touch of haze, off-white head that recedes to a modest film. Nose of piney grassy hops, some grapefruit too. Tastes moderate sweet bready pale malt then big bitterness, all the dank pine, grass, grapefruit again. Medium body, oily, moderate carb, bitter finish. Went down far too easily, very enjoyable though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (889) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Yellow-gold pour, small white head. Grassy, floral aroma, with notes of something fruity; peach, apricot. Super bitter: grapefruit, floral notes. Crisp, fresh, floral, citrusy, great.


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