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

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RATINGS: 172   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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bottle & keg,special
#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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dogbomb (996) - ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2015
Bottle. Dark rusty ale with a quickly thinning, though lasting, off-white head. Smells hoppy, oranges, tangerines, that brewdog sweet maltiness. Taste is surprising! Toffee, smoke, some over-ripe fruits - tangerines, oranges. Rich and sweet malts making this feel a little sticky and full. Incredibly "chewy" ale with lots of body and a drinkable, full flavour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (5329) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle kindly shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Dark amber color with medium white head. Malty aroma with caramel, red fruits, candies, piney hops. Caramel malt, dark fruits, citrus hops, oranges, alcohol, wood. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MisoW (2014) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle at Behind The Hills shared by Gurthnar, many thanks. Pours reddish color, lightly beige head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits. Taste is sweet, caramel, malty, red fruits, alcohol, raspberries. Nice bittersweet finish with caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2375) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from Bottle Park. Aroma assertively hoppy, strong fruity, citrusy, resiny, loads of caramel in backbone. Clear ruby-amber colour. Taste is strong citrusy, fruity, warming, lots of caramel. Red orange. Rather easily drinkable, very good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cnesmark (38) - NORWAY - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Nice colour, deep copper. Thick, strong. Hint of citrus, plum and raisin.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1104) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2015
Clear deep amber colour, average off white head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, caramel, dark fruits. Creamy texture.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olliejobbins (1163) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
On tap at brewdog (shoreditch I think). Clear dark ruby pour within aber coloured head. Aroma is quite hoppy with biscuit malts and toffee. Smooth hoppy taste with a malty, bitter berries finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (3332) - Oulu, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle 0.33l at Pub Graali, Helsinki. Batch #157. Best before: 27/05/15. Colour is clear reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavors: Dark fruits, raisins, berries, some sweetness and malts. Strong flavors but nothing special. Berries makes this one in fact quite bad.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone Lumia 625

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Fragrant, hard! A little more alcohol than necessary. A good strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4345) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Dark browny red beer with a strong head. The aroma is hopped with some fruitiness, and the flavour is roasted and malty with plenty of bitterness. Overall a nice strongly malty and bitter beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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