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


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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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 16/20
ciaranc (805) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 8, 2014
330 ml bottle. Feel ruby red, thin off white head, nice lacing. Sweet malty nose, big toffee and caramel notes in the flavour, big bitter hops in the finish. Barleywine-esque

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beersiveknown (2791) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle at home from brewdog online
clear dark ruby with fluffy light beige head. Pithy tangerine, fruity red berries and pine on nose. Full bodied, moderate carbonation, piney, pithy bitter hops. Caramel malt, slightly astringent bark woody notes, pine, fairly high residual sugar. Decent up front but falls over a bit on finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1395) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
330ml bottle from Bottledog. Pours super dark amber, cream head. Earthy leaves / malt aroma, some piney hop elements with grapefruit, lemon and milky citrus before a little sweet malts and concentrated orange bitterness. Strong & boozy after pouring, but mellows to a sweeter, classier lime-tinged character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Geraint & Helen (many thanks you two!) consumed at home Wednesday 3rd July 2014 Pours reddy brown, clear as a bell, very light slim tan head atop. Some green hops and a little toffee combine on nose. Not surprisingly the alcohol is apparent but not in a detrimental way, bittersweet, fresh and a little juicy. but with a crushingly green, fresh hoppiness stealing the show, but there is a soft maltiness and booziness also. Really nice, in fact really, really nice, Geraint was right this is very good indeed. A7 A5 T8 P4 Ov15 4.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (13289) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2014
Bottle from BottleDog London. Clear dark red brown with lasting beige head. Sweetish piney resiny grapefruit hop aroma as you would expect with this style. Which by the way I like. Both things. Sweet malts. Sweet strawberry flavour mixed with grapefruit. Not hugely hoppy. More sweet to be honest. Yes some hop on finish. But it’s a jammy fruity imperial red to me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AshtonMcCobb (2394) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 30, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - a beautiful autumnal ruby red. Nose - citrus with hazelnuts in the background. Taste - oddly I’m getting strawberry mousse. Then there’s a nougat note that comes through. Palate - medium to full bodied with a rich sweet texture and a fairly good finish. Overall - I wasn’t expecting all the sweet notes and it was a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (6917) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangebraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv fruchtig hopfig. Reife tropische Früchte. Geschmack sehr malzig fruchtig, intensiv hopfig, tropische Früchte, Dörrobst, leicht alkoholisch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (7342) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle [from trade with minutemat] @ home. Clear red color, medium sized beige head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is moderately malty with plenty of hoppyness coming through. Taste is moderate to heavy malty, slightly alcohol, hops, a hint of dried fruits, slightly grapefruit, slightly orangepeel and pretty bitter. Full body, medium carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
themightyjag (171) - - JUN 26, 2014
330ml bottle from Brewdog shop. Small white head, a little lacing. Body is clear ruby amber. Hoppy nose, toffee, brown sugar, citrus and a little alcohol. Flavour is sharp orange, caramel, slightly smoky. Finish is bitter then boozy. Nice thick mouthfeel, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (147) - - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle from brewdog bar in sheffield. Deep dark red ale, with a nice tan head. Strong citrus hop aroma, plenty of orange and pine too. Taste is strong alcohol and bitterness. Prickly carbonation and oily.

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