Brewed by BrewDog
Style: American Strong Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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#Mashtag 2014 - a beer for the people, by the people.
The #Mashtag concept is simple. We invited the public to vote on each aspect of the brew, from hops to malt to the special twist and even the label design, and from the thousands of possibilities this presented, the result is an imperial red ale, brewed with copious speciality malts, a global blend of hops, and blood orange, lemon peel and orange peel.
On the nose, there’s a riot of citrus, in many forms, from orange pith to lemon zest, via lime juice and even lemongrass. Fresh, bright resinous notes blend with light toasty malt aromas.
The palate is intense with toffee, with tiny hints of tobacco smoke coming through in little bursts, but the star attraction is an all-out bitter orange avalanche. A slightly psychotic, orange-that-thinks-it’s-a-grapefruit character builds upon and intensifies the hop bitterness, squaring up against the rich sweet malt base. The result is a huge red ale with a drinkable quality you’d expect in a beer half this strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (280) - HONG KONG - NOV 2, 2014
Tap at Craft Brew & Co. Dark dark clear amber pour. Aroma is lots of malts with some citrusy hops. Taste is prickly with citrus peel bitterness, very rich deep maltiness too to balance. Big big flavor - very bitter, very malty in a red ale way, juicy too. Quite sweet, and with lots of booziness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (336) - Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2014
Appearance is Amber, quite dark, half finger beige head which disappears quickly. Aroma- orange, hoppy notes, malty. Taste- very bitter, pine, hop resins, clings to the mouth, orange peel, hint of dark fruits, solid malt backbone, quite a long finish. Tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopRedHead (391) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dirty dark amber with a sticky khaki head. Massive aroma of toffee, pine needles, candied citrus, mandarin, sticky caramel. Palate mellows out heaps, lots of sticky caramel, toasty malts and some pine and orange peel hop character. Body is very thin considering the aroma and booze, wanted it to be a bit chewier. Lingering sweet bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3203) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours clear amber with little head. Nose smells like a big beer. Loads of raisin sweetness, lychee, booze, resin and mild tropical fruits. The taste is driven by tropical fruit sweetness and sticky resin before it mellows off with milk chocolate and sultanas. Almost a little cookie dough-like. The booze is present and the mouth feel is a touch thin. Solid but not hitting anything out of the park

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (235) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 28, 2014
Red stone fruit and orange aroma. Nice and smooth. Hides alcohol well. 9%. 330ml. 2.3srd drinks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
androman (480) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014
33cl bottle @ home from Csak a Jó Sör, Budapest. Body is clear, deep ruby, Head is small, creamy, tan, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is heavy citrus, Aroma is caramel, floral, orange peel, herbs, light licorice, honey, molasses. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter, light fruity sour, hint of umami. Finish is medium lasting sweetish vegetable, moderated hoppy bitter, slightly roasty, some alcohol flavor comes up later. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Interesting dessert beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smithy_74 (3) - ICELAND - OCT 22, 2014 does not count
I really liked this one.... Brown-reddish color. Tan medium head. Citrus aroma, grapefruit. Taste is hoppy, citrus, and not too much alcohol. You cannot tell its 9%. A bit sweet. Nice after taste of bitter and grapefruit... Even though this is not IPA there is a bit of the IPA-citrus-hoppy taste I love.. This is one I would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1358) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Smell of mango. Deep copper red colour, beige head. Aroma of alcohol, sugar, some berries. Flat carbon, slightly oily texture. Mostly sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (1591) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Brewtique, Macclesfield. Clear, burnished copper colour. Film of beige head. Intense toffee, pineapple, and grapefruit on the nose. Some rye type grain. Some soft, ripe, damson fruitiness. Taste is caramel sweet. Light dry. Light bitter. Some oiliness on the palate. A bit boozy. Finishes clacky sweet. Light bitter close.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Burgers (333) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
Dark clear copper red with foamy white head. Aromas of hops, pine & orange. Taste largely bitterness with some sweetness & muted alcohol.

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