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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: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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.


Abijen's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Abijen (1432) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, - AUG 13, 2013
Pours a nice cloudy beer with a good white head. Smells pretty fruity. Grapefruit. Tastes really nice. Big fruity taste and nice bitter. Thick body and a very dry texture with a good average carbo.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotty (1052) - SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
Bottle, Tesco. A really well hopped brew, slightly hazy, thin white head. Loads of hops on the palate, citrus and malt lingering on the finish....good stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
azzie (230) - - AUG 28, 2014
Bottle. Orange yellow color. Small head. Medium carbonation. Bitter finish. No sweetness. Aroma of fruits, herbs, grapefruit, a hint of pine, sage, rosemary. Some pineapple in taste, grapefruit, herbs.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coleee1 (3) - SLOVENIA - AUG 27, 2014 does not count
Aroma: very hoppy, citrus, lemon Appearance: golden, white foam, good lacing Taste: extremely bitter finish, hoppy Palate: feels great in the mouth, full body, great bitter aftertaste that lasts long

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wvhoran (203) - Tasmania, - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle. Hazy blonde with a small white head. Aroma is dense hoppy, sweet toffee, marmalade, oranges, passionfruit, pine. Flavour is sweet toffee, sweet orange, passionfruit, mango. Sticky-sweet. Bitter and very dry but not as "devastatingly" bitter as the punks make it out to be. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
loco_gallego (40) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Blonde légèrement orangée, belle mousse blanche disparaissant assez vite. Arôme sur-puissant, résineux et fruité plutôt citrique et légèrement malté. Amertume puissante, franche et très persistante. Le citrus est le seul qu’on puisse sentir au milieu de cette amertume. Fin de bouche légèrement sèche, mais surtout l’amertume qui dure, dure, dure....

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gopherfan99 (427) - CROATIA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle; pours gold with an eggshell colored head; noticeable citrus hop aroma right from opening the bottle; taste is bitter with orange, grapefruit, and just a hint of malt; dry, bitter, hoppy finish; very good IPA

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkam (186) - POLAND - AUG 24, 2014
On tap at Piwna Stopa, Poznań. Pours golden with a medium head. Intensive aroma of American hops: citrus, mango, pine. In taste beer is dry, fruity with a bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation. Very good and session IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2091) - New York, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Given to me as take away from crags tasting by crew member unnecessarily, thank you! Enjoyed in hotel room while getting ready for dinner. Pours golden with white head. Nose is funky citrus. Tastes of piney, lemons, touch herbal, and earthy. Funky palate with aggressive hops. Tasty

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sevenlee (1298) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, pine, citrus and plenty of hops. Taste is light to medium sweet leading to a dry and bitey big hoppy finish. Very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wiosna (100) - - AUG 16, 2014
0,5 pullo@ One pint pub. Keltainen lähes täysin kirkas. Tuoksussa vahvasti humalaa, mäntyä ja vähän sitrusta. Vahva humalan maku ja jälkikatkeruus. Mäntyä myös maussa.


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