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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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Sink the Bismarck! is beer, amplified. With the volume turned full up, it is important you that you be careful with this beer and show it the same amount of sceptical, tentative respect you would show an international chess superstar, clown or gypsy. Sink the Bismarck is a quadruple IPA that contains four times the hops, four times the bitterness and frozen four times to create at a staggering 41% ABV. This is IPA amplified, the most evocative style of the craft beer resistance with the volume cranked off the scale. Kettle hopped, dry hopped then freeze hopped for a deep fruit, resinous and spicy aroma. A full out attack on your taste-buds ensues as the incredibly smooth liquid delivers a crescendo of malt, sweet honey, hop oils and a torpedo of hop bitterness which lasts and lasts.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Wavers1 with the awesome share! Pours a clear copper with bubbles and no head. Aroma is alcohol caramel hops alcohol and alcohol. Flavor is alcohol hops varnish rubbing alcohol. Eats your tooth enamel in a good way. Me like.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Wavers1 hooks up the shit. Fucking A bro, awesome. Reddish brown pour. No head. Legs like a good whiskey. Hot aroma, hops, harsh grapefruit peel. Flavor is sweet, then bitter as all fuck. Like eating hop pellets and drinking whiskey.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Miksu (4938) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2010
0.33 l bottle, thanks Sampo! Hazy amber color. Strong hop and alcohol aroma with lemon, mango, raspberry, whisky and hot alcohol. Immensely hot bittersweet flavor with toffee, nuts, raspberry, citrusy hops. Very warming and burning, more so than a whisky. Very mouth numbing. I rather drink whisky.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (10635) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
A: The pour is surprisingly standard for an IPA. Golden copper/amber color with a fair amount of white head. S: At first, I quite liked the nose. A lot of hops, primarily resinous and piney in nature. However, if you breathe in a good bit and get the full bouquet, you’ll be able to pick out the three main components of this beer: alcohol (cheap vodka), hop extract, and sugar. T: Though I did enjoy the nose for a moment, the flavor just completely put me off. Even with just a small sip, the alcohol just attacks your tongue. Hot, cheap vodka followed by incredible bitter, hop extract type of flavor and then some table sugar mixed in to try to mellow things out. M: The body is quite heavy and almost syrupy. It’s also hot as hell. D: Just a few sips was more than enough of this one. I was not a fan of the Penguin, but I thought this was even worse.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (6471) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
CBF 2010: Orange, golden colour. Has an off-white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is harsh hopped, herbs, grass, resin. Moderate maltyness too. Flavor is harsh: Harsh sweet and harsh bitter and thats in a good way. Alcohol. Syrupy texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2010
I was actually quite surprised that I liked this as much as I did. Big piney hop aroma reminds me very much of Dogfish Head 120 Min. Flavor has massive hops and is a bit hot but, when compared to spirits, it’s fairly smooth sipping. Put yourself in the "slow sipping spirit" frame of mind when trying this, and it is quite nice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7955) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger and decaturstevo. Pours amber. Deceptively nice nose at first inhalation. Hops and grain alcohol. Then the true beast reveals itself. Rubbing alcohol, paint thinner and iodine permeates the nose in follow up whiffs. Hops become more muted. The first sip is also deceptive. Slight burn with hop malt character throughout. Subsequent sips tell a different story. The beer quickly becomes a Jack Daniels cough medicine of sorts, lots of rubbing alcohol and burn with little hops in background.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange amber with no head.

Aroma: Grapefruit, rubbing alcohol, vinegar, and spoiled peach.

Taste: Caramel like booze, spoiled peach, grapefruit, wood, astringent hops, and alcohol for days.

Mouthfeel: Hot and syrupy.

Overall: Insanity in a bottle.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
Sampled at DØE Beerfestival 2010, TAP1. Pours a clear and amber beer with no head. The aroma is hops. The flavor is some malt and a heavy alcoholburn. The palate is alcohol. Overall a good aroma but too much alcoholburn.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JorisPPattyn (7807) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2010
Hazed red-brownish beer with (surprise!) no head. HOPS!! God, this is a hopbomb. And then- the pure nose of a rum-bonbon; straw. Cocos, hops, sweet and fiery alcoholic, alcohol-preserved fruits as apricots. More alcoholburn than a maltwhisky at equal strength, but way more flavourful. The hops really make the difference, I assess this even better than the TNPenguin - and not because of the ABV!


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