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

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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


KajII's rating

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a clear medium copper with a large (2-3 finger) light tan frothy head that lasted for decent time before receding to a thin cap, which allowed for some fair spotty lacing. The aroma was a little sweet with a toasted biscuit malt, floral hops and a light doughy yeast and had notes of caramel, citrus (orange peel) and a mild apricot sweetness. The taste was bittersweet with a mild jolt of caramel early on and then progressed into a much bitterer taste with a mild dose of hops, citrus and had a slight alcohol presence. The flavor lasted a good long time letting the bittersweet hoppiness settle nicely on the taste buds. Mouthfeel was in between light and medium in body with a dry oily texture and a mild carbonation. Overall a very refreshing and flavorful IPA, although as IPA’s go this one was not typical. But as it says on the bottle” Recipe from a bygone era" when hops were used as preservatives in shipping beer far distances...


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuu666 (2850) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours amber, nose is floral, sweet toffee, taste is dry, toffee, sweet, light fruit.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
2014-09-26. Hazy orange body with a modest beige head. 3++ Aroma is lightly earthy, green vegetation, tropical fruit. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, modest tropical fruit and mild green hop vegetation Smooth average bodied palate, soft effervescent carbonation. Decent, already showing some signs of age which is disappointing. Bottle, BB Oct 10 2014 from Appelation Wine, Edinburgh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (544) - CROATIA - OCT 5, 2014
Cloudy orange color, average sized white head. Aroma of pine, caramel, roast, fruits. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Peaches and oranges in taste. Very fruity. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Great looks, great body, great scent. Very sexy IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (9607) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 28, 2014
from Erzbierschof - murky dark amber-orange beer with a moderate foam left; clean aroma of blood oranges and grapefruit; ful-bodied, assertive, velvety palate; light salty and fairly bitter; dry and long hoppy aftertaste of grapefruit and pine needles

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hub66 (136) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Couleur dorée, trouble; mousse moyenne crčme; arômes et goűt fruités et maltés; texture crémeuse; un peu de douceur (trop ?) et finale moyennement amčre

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5203) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle from Lekker Bier, batch 246 BB 14-10-14, large sample, served in a tulip glass. Slight hazy golden color, short head. Soft aroma of piney and grapefruit hops, some biscuity malts, slight citrus. Not quite fresh enough to properly appreciate the aroma Im afraid. Medium bitter in taste, slight sweet caramel. Seems to be very decent stuff, like the punk IPA, but I should get a fresher bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rotaman14 (108) - Potsdam, GERMANY - SEP 20, 2014
Ergießt sich orangen ins Glas, mit einer kleinen weißen Schaunkrone. Angenehmer Geruch von Hopfen, Orange, Grapefruit. Der Orangengeschmack fällt viel weniger intensiv aus, als das Aroma. Auch fällt der Hopfengeschmack leider viel zu schwach aus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tlind2 (1140) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle@William K. Opaque amber color, white. Hoppy, barleywine aroma. Bitter, hoppy flavor with honey. Full body, medium carbonation. Interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (427) - HUNGARY - SEP 18, 2014
Illatában visszafogott, gyógynövényes komló, kekszes maláta aromája rajzolódik ki, majd az angolos jelleget erősítendő a jól ismert vajas, édeskés és szúrósan élénk vázon krétaporos, nemes penészes színezettel szembesülünk a kóstolása során, amit egy orvosságos komlós zárás foglal megingathatatlanul komoly keretbe. Annak ellenére, hogy az utóbbi időben számtalanszor volt alkalmam megtapasztalni a brit ale-ek karakterisztikáját, és igazság szerint nem ez az, ami a legközelebb áll a szívemhez, ha indiai változatáról esik szó, érdemeit minden további nélkül elismerem. Látszik, hogy a stílus egy kifogástalan modorú képviselőjéről van szó, amiben valóban húzódik egyfajta őserővel bíró hagyományosság.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kita (1121) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle, 0.66l, shared with Yoo. Hazy deep amber color with medium creamy off-white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of resin hops, citrus, caramel and biscuit malt. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel malt, follows by refreshing fruitiness with notes of jam, a bit spicy moutheel and medium bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Nicely balanced English IPA with well hidden alcohol level...


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