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

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RATINGS: 286   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This bottle contains an India Pale Ale from a bygone era. An era of towering sailing ships, burgeoning empires and world shaping beers. This is an ale hand crafted with British malts and English hops to recreate the epic IPAs that were sent on monumental ocean voyages from England to India by sea in the 1800s.

Old World IPA is an attempt by punk post modern Scottish Brewers to pay tribute to a 200 year old odyssey and heritage with a healthy dose of swash-buckling adventure.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 660ml @ geokkjer
Pours hazy deep golden/copper with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, grass, floral and herbal. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long malty, caramel and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. Pours deep golden with an off-white head. Aroma of herbs, some grass, malt, flour and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some malt, grains, caramel, herbs and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Keg at BD on da Bush, 01/07/14. Lightly hazed golden amber with a good sized off white head. Nose is earthy hops, bitter orange, bready malts, light spice. Taste comprises orange, orchard fruit notes, caramel, spice, bready malts. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. So so for style but I guess it fits the historical billing.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3974) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2014
Bottle. Orange with a small head. Not as hoppy as I had expected. Medium body but the lack of hops put me of a bit. Still better than a lot of other beers so why am I moaning. Perhaps my expectations where too high.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prokroustis (686) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 1, 2014
Clear amber body, small white head. Mellow bittersweet aroma with lemon, caramel, grassy and dusty hops, blackberries and leather. Full body, perfect carbonation. Flavour has blueberries, coriander, orange, alcohol, a hint of liqueur. Unique and exciting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yy0pp (507) - - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2014 Bottle 75cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Clear amber orange color with a small slightly off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, slightly metallic, hint of pine and citrus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyr2 (18) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - JUN 24, 2014
Amazing IPA with interesting aroma and aftertaste. On tap at BrewDog Birmingham. Had quite the nice time drinking this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beleggor (60) - Wrocław, POLAND - JUN 23, 2014
Bottle @ Chmielarnia, Warsaw. Well, it’s an example of classic british IPA, it’s not like a typical Brew Dog beer. Orange/amber colour, pours with medium, nice head. In aroma there is a lot o caramel, buiscuits and another malty aroma with some light hoppy herbal note. For me it’s a little bit to sweet, bitterness is ok, but I would prefer it to be more intensive. It’s not bad, just good, old style IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle@home. Poured hazy orange, with an offwhite lacing head. Bread, caramel, nuts, honey, raisins in the sweet, fruity nose. Yet, the aroma has hops, citrus, dry, almost tarty, a completely different character. Dry finish with caramel, hints of vanilla. The 200 year old recipe does not disappoint, good one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (176) - HONG KONG - JUN 20, 2014
Draught at Roundhouse. Looks great. Very musty, yeasty hop with dry finish and a bit of sweet hard candy flavour. Lots of English hop character but dialled up to 11.


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