Brewed by BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (2611) - NORWAY - APR 24, 2013
Bottle, march 2nd 2013. Clear dark gold color, low white head. Aroma of grass, pastry, herbs. Piney taste with grass, bread, lots of hops, though a low fruity taste for a brewdog. Finish of herbs and grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1504) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 29, 2013
Bottle. Color orange with medium head. Aroma malt, caramel, hop, citrus. Taste sweet, spicy, peachy, fruity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rlgk (12025) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle at NK Bar, Stockholm. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a nice beige head. Fruity hop aroma, bready, dough, caramel, a lot like an DIPA. Hoppy flavor, bready, creamy, full bodied not not very fresh. Hoppy finish with caramel and dough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
anfractuosity (157) - - MAR 26, 2013
Nice amber colour, tastes fruity to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1614) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
Gedronken met benzai, joes en dutchdrebus, oranje/ bruine kleur, bijna geen schuim, ruikt hoppig, fris, smaakt hoppig, te sterk voor mij.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (9436) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle shared with Joes, Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Clear amber color, small beige head. Smell malts, hops, lightly resin. Taste malts, hops, bitter, lightly resin. Nice bitter finish. Lightly sticky texture, a bit dry in the finish, medium body and carbonation. I like it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4473) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2013
Bottle @ benzai. Dark orange to copper colour with a medium to small off-white head. Smells hops, grapefruit, citrus, fresh. Tastes green twigs, hops, citrus, pine, bitter. Medium body, fizzy carbo, dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (8830) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
330ml bottle bought at Vinmonopolet, Hamar and shared with Leif and Dag Erik. Amber coloured body with a slight haze. White, rocky head with fine retention. Smell of fresh fruity hops and mid-sweet malty sweetness. The taste profile follows the nose promoting refreshing red oranges and lightly caramel sweetness. Smooth bitter tail. Enjoying (Vikingskipet, 17.02.2013).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lhaapama (19) - FINLAND - MAR 11, 2013
I found this delightful. Crisp dryish taste with medium aftertaste. Not too hoppy but has some body

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geokkjer (6239) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma is herbal, spicy, some malt notes, nettle and biscuits. Flavor is sweet and malty with some herbal, spicy and vegetable notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

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