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


on tap


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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

FatPhil's rating

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, - OCT 3, 2012
330ml bottle (Drink Shop, Tallinn) - shared by Marduk - thanks (for ensuring I didn’t need to spend money on all this crappy brewdog bollocks)
Sweet chilli pepper aroma, but not in a good way, dry and acrid. Nice rich reddy orange, persistent frothy head. Peppery taste too, but not as acrid as the aroma. Slick palate, flour, more bloody crystal malts everywhere. Pepper in the finish. Unsatisfactory in almost every way, but not flawed as such. I think they intended to brew something that tasted this sucky, and achieved their goal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pityu (302) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Slightly hazy copper colour, medium white head, fair retention. Fruity and resinous hops scent with some caramel and biscuit notes. Taste is bittersweet with grapefruit, lemon zest and pine. Light to medium body, average carbonation, dry and bitter finish. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. This was just some random BrewDog IPA, not really good, but not really awful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle at Stuu’s. Thanks for the antique rate! Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of resinous hops, savoury herbs. Taste is sweet, toffee, light spice. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1547) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Ambar tostada. Espuma efervescente al caer y pronto se queda en nada. Aroma rico, azúcar tostada y herbal. Gran cuerpo, como de dubbel. Gran sabor: se puede percibir claramente tanto un agradable dulzor de caramelo de maltas de calidad, como tonos claramente herbales, espaciados, frutales. Amargor importante, pero no exagerado (bueno un poco más al final). Perfecta de gas. Otra sorprendente e innovadora cerveza de la más innovadora cervecera de toda Europa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oqnid (119) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
11 août '13 IPA ambrée, 6.5%, 330ml -orange/rouille, translucide; mousse fine, nuageuse -fruits confies, biscuit, caramel, miel, fleur, passion -poivre en entrant, biscuit (sablé), légumes verts -ronde -finale caramel, maltée, amertume de houblon (en texture), poivre Co=3.5 Arô=3.5 Am=3.5 Su=2.5 Arr=2.5 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
milo91hd (174) - Lecce, ITALY - AUG 5, 2014
Ricorda molto la classica IPA della brewdog, con un bel coloro ambrato limpido e una buona schiuma, aroma e sapori forse sono un po troppo mischiati fra di loro, comunque buona

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
myrda (102) - - JUL 27, 2014
Iz okay. Petit goût de biscuit et amertume pas trop intense (bouteille passée date depuis un an et demi). Légers arômes métalliques et poivrés. Pas tellement à la hauteur des produits brewdog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 16, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is light fruit, toffee, taste is dry, sweet. 3.1 Bottle at home 23/6/15. Pours deep amber, nose is herbal, floral, cola, taste is similar, dry and sweet, not too bad. 3.4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (4989) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
pours darker copper . big white head fades fast smell is hoppy ( pine ) , bit sweet taste is bitter , rather green . typical brewdog hoppy sweetness is not to intense in this one , but is there ( in the back) good carbo doable , but not as good as other expensive brewdog

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (867) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2013
Brewdog. Never mind the anabolics. 6,5 %. Duft citrus, sødlig frugt duft. Smag: lille smag af humle. lav Ibu. tør og kort smag med en underlig eftersmag. mundfulde mellem

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