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Gotlands Brutal Bulldog Double IPA

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Brewed by Gotlands Bryggeri (Spendrups)
Style: Imperial IPA
Visby, Sweden
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 252   ABV: 8.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
It fights like a Bulldog on your palate - Brutal Bulldog Double IPA är en intensiv bekantskap. Torrhumlad två gånger och med en alkoholstyrka på 8,4% erbjuder den en smakupplevelse utöver det vanliga. De två unika humlesorterna Galaxy från Australien och Nelson Sauvin från Nya Zeeland ger en fruktig arom som påminner om tropisk frukt.

Doft
En riklig humlefruktig doft med inslag av krusbär, mango och papaya samt tydlig arom av rostad malt.

Smak
En tydlig maltfyllig kropp och en välkomponerad humlebeska som lyfts upp av en honungssöt ton samt lång fruktig eftersmak.

Original description:
Test batch brewed together with Bishop’s Arms S:t Eriksgatan, Stockholm. Available for a limited time only on this pub.

Dubbel-IPAn är en fräsch, välhumlad brygd på 8,4%. Humlen som använts är övervägande Galaxy, både i koket och för torrhumling på slutet. Sedan ingår en mindre del amerikansk (Challenger) och Nya Zeeländsk humle men som bryggarn sa: ”Det blev nästan en single-hop”.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (677) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 23, 2015
How : bottle Appearance : cloudy amber with a small white head. Aroma : tart berries, fruit, citrus, pine, honey. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tandembrauer (492) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle @ Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours reddish amber with some off-white head. Aroma of pine needles, caramel, some citrus, some bread. Quite sweet, followed by a balancing bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, some alcohol warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5605) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2015
330 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 8.4%. Deep orange colour, moderate to low off-white head. Fairly strong aroma of sweetish malts and citrussy hops, hints of orange marmalade and pine. The flavour is well hopped throughout, but could still be called "well balanced", it is not extreme for a double IPA. The malty base is sufficient, but not too sweet. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (6371) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of vegetables, pine, some berries and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some pine, citrus and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer4000 (4980) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 3, 2015
330 ml bottle. Clear dark golden body with an off-white head. Aroma has malt, citric fruit, hint of caramel, ripe fruit and some tropical fruit. Flavor is sweet malt, citric fruit, tropical fruit and quite bitter. It also has some pronounced alcohol without being boozy. Nice body and fruity bitter aftertaste. Pretty good IPA with a balanced malt profile.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Leini (1210) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Pint at a local bar. Hazy amber body with a low white head. Caramel, tropical fruits, citrus peel and pine followed by loads of wet grass. Tasted a bit old...

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
indrekr (93) - ESTONIA - MAR 28, 2015
Aroma: spruce, bread, metallic, grapefruit, strong coffe beans. Appearance:amber, cloudy, tan foam, minimal head, Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness, lightly sour, Palate: medium body, oily feel, lightly creamy, average carbonation, very long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrik (366) - - MAR 15, 2015
Doftar fruktigt fint å där finns rejäl jäst ton. Doften avtar snabbt dock. Fyllig känsla i munnen bra beska dock enkel smak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
borre_m (585) - NORWAY - MAR 13, 2015
Pours amber. Aroma is fruity, oranges. Taste is balanced but hops are coming through in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (995) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2015
330 ml bottle at Ölstugan Tullen Lejonet, Göteborg. Pours dark orange with white head. Smell is floral, fruity, grapefruit and zest. Taste is bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit. Dry with high bitterness and medium carbonation. Several years ago this was one of the first IIPAs I tried and I really liked it, when I tried now it’s nothing special.


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