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

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RATINGS: 1277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle and keg: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Ingredients: Marris Otter Extra Pale Malt; Chinook, Simcoe, Ahtanum, Nelson Sauvin hops. IBUs 45
This fresh, full flavour natural beer is our tribute to the classic IPAs of yester-year. The post modern twist is the addition of amazing fruity hops giving an explosion of tropical fruit flavours and a sharp bitter finish.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hansvf (169) - - AUG 10, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2013 Dun schuimlaagje, zurige geur. smaak is wel erg lekker, vooral ook dr nasmaak bevalt goed


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evilempire (135) - sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2014
I was surprised to see the new punk is rated higher than the original - just who are these people?? It’s not bad, not by a long way, but it’s a shadow of its former self. the bitterness is gone, the mouthfeel is gone, the big juicy tropical flavour is gone. What’s left is a so-so strong blonde beer, vaguely hoppy, a bit sweet, really now there’s no need for it to be more than about 4.5% for all the flavour it gives

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
larryLSB (436) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Poured from 11.2 oz from a Trader Joe’s 4 pack, best by 7-2-15. which is a long way off in the future! Cloudy golden with a huge dirty off white head, flowery nose, on the sweet side. Taste is mostly bitter, with a bit of sweetness. Not super fresh, would be curious to see when it was actually bottled, and then TJ’s is not known for proper storage. Medium-light bodied, a bit slick and oily in the mouth. Not too bad, but not as good as I like in my IPA’s.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vikingguy (813) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2014 Cloudy gold. Fruity hops on the nose. Taste- luscious fruits and light floral hops. Mango, apple and pineapple. Light biscuity malt. Refreshing. Very low hops for an IPA. Surprised how much I liked this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
The nose is soft, juicy tropical fruits, light sweetness, brioche, candied peel, dough and light floral notes. The taste is crisp, bitter, juicy, a whole host of tropical goodness, light peppery, lemon peel, light grassy/floral stuff and earth with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Clean, crisp and crushable.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerohen (2010) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
Bottled from local supermarket. Clear golden colored, small head. Beautiful hoppy nose, very fruity (tropical), pine. Pretty one-dimensional hopbitter flavor, no malts, hardly any restsugars. When tasted blind i would have probably thought this was a session IPA, it’s very watery and simple.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GoufCustom (843) - HONG KONG - OCT 17, 2014


330 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui during October’s “Beer Festival” promotion.

Translucent dull amber honey with no yeast particles; Razor-thin head and residual soapy off-white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Minimal sticky lacing with barely detectable slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of Ale malt, with light grapefruit, light pineapple, passion fruits, light jackfruits, strong floral nectar, strong molasses, light pine light lime and grass; Light sweet taste of light Ale malt, with light grapefruit and lemon zest, light molasses, strong pine, resin, strong earth, biscuits, lime, quite strong bitter hops and very sharp grass; Light body, thin and slightly slick palate; Mouth feel is quite thin Ale malt base. Low sweetness with quite strong hop elements - not light on citrus zest but strong on pine, resin, and earth. Quite a treat, not bad… Hoppiness is taste as above, plus expressive floral nectar, sweet passion fruits, pineapple and tropical fruits in aroma. Bitterness is, ironically, not as sharp nor potent as the Dead Pony Club I had yesterday. Perhaps only the Simcoe stands up for a rather timid mid-level bitterness for a lasting, close to middle astringent finish. Not very impressive; Slightly dry after taste. Hoppy and piney to mouth.

Comments: The best I can say about this one is the rather flowery and tropical fruity aroma, and for that I have to sniff pretty hard for it. Taste-wise the various hops are in short supplies and the overall palate is passable but not something longlasting. Seems like BrewDog is stoogey with the hops and while it’s easily drinkable and sessionable, this ain’t top stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Outlaw_Si (16) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
One of my favourite beers whether from bottle or the local BrewDog bar in Nottingham. Just an amazing explosion of floral, citrus, piney hops with a lovely bitter and dry finish. Nose and taste both full and flavoursome. Malt definitely takes a back seat to the hops but such a tasty, easy-drinking beer. Not quite up there with Jack Hammer (or Libertine for that matter) but there are very few beers out there with the flavour, aroma and punch of this in the same price range. Makes me smile every time I crack open a bottle and take a sniff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Baramba (124) - ITALY - OCT 16, 2014
33 cl bottle. Hazy blond, frothy white head. Really strong fruity aroma, malty hop flavour, salty grapefruit. Dry finish

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Clear amber beer with a residual suddy white head. Crispish palate, a little dry. Turns to a soft creamy malt base in the mouth - nice! Citric hoppy fresh orange and touches of grapefruit and lemon. Finishes semi dry and minerally with a long bitter aftertaste. Refreshing!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BrunoSanchez (107) - Fermo, ITALY - OCT 15, 2014
Stupenda IPA inglese moderna dal colore oro antico con schiuma pannosa consistente. Al naso intensamente profumata di luppolo fresco, erbacea e floreale. In bocca corpo medio con un punto di carbonazione giusto. Bilanciatura da maestri con il giusto amaro equilibrato dalla dolcezza del malto. Nel palato affiorano sentori floreali, erbacei, resina e un lontano toco di vaniglia e miele molto piaceboli che finiscono con freschezza in bocca. Un’icona del famoso birrificio che non delude mai (se č fresca). Consigliata


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