Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Bitter
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Editor’s note: Brewed specifically for the Norwegian market in bottles. Has been available in cask in Britian.

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AshtonMcCobb (6604) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2012
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a beautiful amber colour with a red tinge. The nose is of ginger bread and something tangy that I can’t put my finger on. The taste is of cake mixture, crunchy red fruit, possibly cranberries, then biscuits to finish. The palate is medium bodied with a tangy texture and a fairly clean finish. Overall, good but more interesting than good.

Tide (3895) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 7, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2012 Bottle from Brewdog shop. Deep red color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, malts, floral hops and metallic aromas. Fairly light body. Good brew.

BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2012
33cl, at 4.5%Vol, new Scottish brew Anno 2010, from The Bottle Shop Canterbury, complex bitter brew, malty/sweet and slightly bitter/floral, easy to drink, balanced, hazy, good head, nice brew

TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - SEP 5, 2012
The AlphaDog is great with fatty, heavy food, such as pork, and is perfectly heavy for an ale. It unfortunately lacks a little in taste and flavour.

SimplySike (1500) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2012
33cl Bottle. Poors hazy amber/red with beige head. Aroma is caramel, malt, peache, apple. Taste a bit sour bitter, sweet. Mouth-feel thin. Desent beer, nothing extraordinary.

Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 22, 2012
[email protected] from Brewdog online. Pours deep amber-brown with fluffy cream head and sweet caramel, peaches and malt on the nose. Quite sweet up front there’s a pleasing hint of red apple and some bitterness followed by a snap of malt and a long drying bitter finish. Medium carbonation this makes a decent enough session beer.

flying_pig (1571) - SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle (330ml from Peckhams, Glasgow):
Biscuit malt aroma to begin with along with the tiniest bit of skunk and some spice on the nose too. There is some light, grassy hops and a touch of citrus too.
Tanned head on top of a reddish amber beer. The head is part foam, part bubbles and slowly recedes to thinner,pinky sized foamy one.
Malts & spice to begin with, there is some light caramel and a lingering nutty flavour. There is a bit of fruit in there from the middle towards the end of the sip that includes some toasted bitterness and hints of tropical fruit and berries; a real change up from the nose but a nice one.
Medium bodied and with a sweet, fruity feel to it along with medium carbonation and a lingering wet, bitter aftertaste.

This one started slow with not much in the way of an appealing smell, somehow I was expecting it to be more fruity and stronger when it came across like an English bitter but the taste was great and just what I had been expecting. There is a good mix of fruit and malts that go down well and the beer feels great as well

thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Caramel malt and slightly fruity. Sweet with roasted bitter from a dark brown ale. Tasty.

netvare (38) - FINLAND - JUL 21, 2012
Nice red color, nice hop aroma, light aftertaste. Decent beer that i drink when i’m not in a mood for something new and i just need a good beer to make my evening a little bit brighter.

Furseth (2161) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle: Clear red colour, with a creamy head. Aroma is sweet maltynes, honny,brown sugar, caramelly, choclate and fruits. Flavor had a sweet malty/honny mouthfeeling mixed with caramelly,citrus. Thin body, long bitter/fruity finish

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