BrewDog Albino Squid Assassin

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Specialty Grain
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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This tentacled terminator packs a punch - ten punches to be precise. Each hop addition adds to the intense layers of depth in this red rye IPA. Toasty caramel & cinder toffee from crystal malts, cacao richness from intensely roasted malt and the spiciness of rye. Zesty pithiness from citra and the robust resin of chinook. This small batch exclusive brew is up-front intensity matched with twisted complexity.

The can features awesome custom art from Joe Wilson.

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3.6
BeerViking (5992) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2019 Keg at Brewdog Tower Hill, hugely hoppy with toasty spicy notes, and a burnt bitterness.

3.7
planky84 (4564) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2019 Keg at BrewDog, Soho. Copper coloured pour with a white head. Nose of toffee, toffee apple, overripe peach, dried fruit. Flavours of plum jam, toffee apple, dried fruit, sweet malt approach. Very good.

1.5
cheap (6784) - CHINA - FEB 25, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2019 OK, from a can got it from chalet premier. Aroma of hop perfume cleaning fluid. Bitter of course, and darker than expected. Cloudy eye. Yes, terrible on style IPA tasty stuff with a big rye(?) piercing happy bullshit bitter ass kick in the palate, go figger, isn't his is what all IPA and specialty rye beers about? Insult my taste buds and then say it's for the better? Holy shit. Everything form these brewdog people are terribly on style over the top. How could this even be in the same category as Beaver Roggenator, Sprague Farm French and Indian Corn Ale, Green's Discovery, Indigo Imp Fiend, 2.68 4/3/2011 Stone Spröcket Bier or even Petrucci Brothers Rye Not? Dude, get with it.

4
vlada94 (445) - Nis, SERBIA - JAN 29, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2019 0.33 can at Ministarstvo beer bar. Hazy copper colour with thick white head, aroma is hoppy, herbal and citrus, rye , taste is hoppy, fruity , medium sweetness, great bitterness, fruit and hops in the aftertaste, great mouthfeel.

4.1
superspak (8086) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2019
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2019 12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 10/31/2018. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper/light reddish color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky cream colored head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn, pine, caramel, brown sugar, spicy rye, toasted biscuit, light nutty/toffee/roast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/rye/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/zest, wood, light peppercorn, pine, caramel, brown sugar, spicy rye, toasted biscuit, light nutty/toffee/roast, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness; and rye spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, caramel, brown sugar, spicy rye, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/rye/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness and rye spiciness balance; with no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitter/spiciness. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.4%. Overall this is an awesome red rye IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/rye/bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the mellowly bitter/resinous/drying finish, not aggressive. Awesome Citra/Chinook profile. Very juicy and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a great dark/rye/bready malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive style example. Not overly bitter/spicy on the rye.

3.7
JStax (8776) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2018 12 ounce can poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a hazy amber with a thick head of beige foam. The aroma is grassy, earthy, toasty, spicy, and a bit of skunk funk. Sweet and earthy taste. Lighter bitterness. Bigger body and medium carbonation.

4
Juks (2852) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 29, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2018 330ml can from BrewDog Tallinn. Pours clear deep darker golden amber, big beige head stays nicely. Aroma is malty, rye, caramelly, hoppy, slightly herbal with hints of smoke. Taste is rather sweet, caramelly, malty, rye bread crust. Hops and bitterness more in aftertaste. Medium body, bit below average carbonation. Very complex and nice with good drinkability, probably one of the best rye ipas I've had.

3.4
Beer5000 (7549) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2018 Can. Too close best before date so the potential is not entirely correct, searching for a fresh one for re-rating, but this have to do for now. Unclear amber body with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is mostly malty with caramel and some toast. Flavor has a nice balance between the sweet malt and bitterness, I wish I could have tasted some of the more fruitier hops as well. Fine balanced body.

4.1
Turboninja (1391) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 8, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2018 [email protected], Tampere, Finland. Medium, clear and vivid nuances of averagely overaged and fresh fruits like mango and citrus. Huge amount of hops. A hint of sweet malts. Balanced. Medium body with medium carbonation. Overall, nicely fresh and still high quality and complex. 8 4 8 4 17

3.5
tombyars (1964) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 8, 2018
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2018 Tasted this in the Doghouse, Glasgow on the 28th November 2018. Keg dispense, 1/3 pint sampled. Clear copper in colour with a thin white head. Strong hoppy aroma with juicy Del Monte tropical fruit notes of mango, pineapple and peach. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Slight digestive malt backbone with dry rye grain bite and sweet caramel present. Strong hoppy aftertaste with juicy flavours of mango, pineapple and lychees full in the mouth. Finish is hoppy with sweet fruit notes continuing along with burnt caramel and rye grain still evident on the palate. A decent Red Rye.


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