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Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is Never Mind the Anabolics. A 6.5% India Pale Ale infused with creatine, guarana, ginseng, gingo, steroids, maca powder, matcha tea and kola nut. It is about time the greatest sporting event on the planet was not sponsored by fast food companies, sugary fizzy drinks producers or monolithic multi-national brewers. A burger, can of fizzy pop and an industrial lager are not the most ideal preparation for the steeple chase or the dressage (for human or horse). So we decided to give the athletes something that was going to make them happier and better. A way to relax before a big event and at the same time increase the chances of winning. This summer, revive the spirit of the people’s Games from the comfort of your favourite bar. Never Mind the Anabolics takes its lead from the relentless marketing campaigns of global fast food chains and international mass production breweries that replace the sporting spirit with a fast buck, a greasy burger and an ugly plastic cup of insipid, fizzy, yellow lager. Dedication, training and passion are things of the past; Kick back, put your giant torch down and let our performance enhancing ingredients do the hard work. It’s not the taking part, it’s the winning that counts


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SuperTiti33 (595) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Ambrée. Nez: caramel. Biscuit. Fruit confit. Orange. Pamplemousse. Semble sucré. Bouche: très poivré, biscuit. Bien houblonné. Léger goût de légume. Malté. Herbacé.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (626) - NORWAY - AUG 10, 2013
Bottle (33cl). Inch-thick soft offwhite head, very good retention, settles as a thick film with some lacing. Nice blood orange colour, slightly hazy. Complex, dusty, hoppy aroma, with herbs, caramel, cookies, grapefruit, bitter orange, pineapple. Medium body, soft carbonation. Taste is a little bit disappointing compared with the nose, but is well-balanced, salty-sweet, leaning towards acidic in the finish. Solid, yet mild bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
antonstoop (189) - - JUN 30, 2013
It is an interesting beer, with a light distinced brewdog hoppy flavour. The beer has light bitter taste, with tastes of some of the infused flavours. The downside is that is make the beer flat, and a bit thin. The aftertaste is light bitter and not very long. A strange beer, not really worth the money. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maneliquor (3255) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours clear amber with a small off white head which quickly disappears. Nose is sweet malts with some vibrant fruits behind a touch of shortbread. Kind of buttery. Same butter like note in the taste with some sweet citric fruits and pine. All very easy going and balanced. Solid but nothing to set it apart

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Amber colored pour. Small off-white head with a little bit of lacing. Slight hoppy aroma with some semblance of malt behind it. Taste is a malty backbone with a bit of hoppiness and a slight carbonic bite. Well a big carbonic bit. There is something else in there that I can’t quite place, but it is not horrible. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
From Salling, Aarhus, DK. Bottled, 200513. Amber with white head. Aroma of spices and flora. Flavor with notes of spearmint and caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is spices, hop, tea, malt. Flavour is spices, tea, guarana, hop, malt, fruit, alcohol. bitter finish. Strange beer, but in a way a nice one.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
VastActiv (3063) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 30, 2013
Bottle at William K., Helsinki. Originally rated 15092012. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Spices, sweetness, hops and malts.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (3532) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2013
330 ml bottle, rated from backlog. Nose: fruity hops, bread, caramel, remindinds of a DIPA in some ways. Flavor hoppy, bready, creamy with a hoppy finish with caramel. Not my cup of tea

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14158) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
Bottle from Hop-Head.dk. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich hops, caramel, malt, flowers and fruits.


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