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

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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (36036) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home on the terrace.

[ As BrewDog #MashTag 2014 ].
Clear medium to dark red brown color with a large to average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, pine, spicy hops, dark hops. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, dark fruity hops, citrus hops, pine - wood, late some cacao - chocolate notes. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140803]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
10th June 2014
Bright clear deep red amber beer, small pale cream coloured head. Palate starts smooth but has some fine carbonation. Smooth light malts, sweetish with traces of caramel and toffee and cream. Juicy orange hops and dark marmalade. Nice hop spice. Whisper of esters. Light dry finish. Nicely joined up.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (15169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 20, 2014
bottle at home ... june 2014 ... copper ... thin tan lacing ... soift sweet malts ... soft toffee malt ... soft sweet malts ... soft fruits ... soft roast ... soft toffee ... soft dry malts ...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14128) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (12992) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle at Beer Hunters, Pori. Deep clear amber color, small steady beige head. Licorice, citrus and alcohol in the nose. Medium-bodied. Salty malty flavor, caramel, bitterness, alcohol. Lingering salty bitterness. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (9930) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2014
Keg at Brewdog aka Queuedog AGM, AECC Aberdeen, 21/06/14. Dark chestnut brown with a well appointed beige covering that retains. Nose is spice, caramel, dark fruits, perfumed, hoppy backnotes, grapefruit pangs. Taste comprises candied sugars, floral rinse, pine jacket, bitter grapefruit, caramel, sweet licks. Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweet close with a light boozey jumper. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8972) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8335) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8311) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Amber brown with a cream foam. Aromas are dark treacle with grapefruit and oranges. Spices and alcohol with herbal aspects and aniseed. Cola with red berries. Flavours are sweet toffee with oranges and grapefruit and pine. Nicely balanced.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Fast gone off-white head over mahogany beer, not looking very carbonated. Fragrant C-hops, lunaria, nectarine, dry hopbales, straw or hay, blossoms, melon, cheese. Bitter-fruity, different kinds of citrus, laurel/bayleaf. Caramelsyrup, wafflesyrup underneath. Feels titillating, totally at odds with the looks. Medium bodied, alcohol pretty much hidden. Great one, drinks away indeed effortlessly & dangerously. I’d have imagined every kind of citrus - except probably bloodorange. But then again, I’m not surprised to be surprised. There must be a punk hidden away in me, somewhere deep.


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