BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Goldings

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Keg and bottled, 2013 release
Using the same base 6.7% beer, a baby version of our Hardcore, we slam a mouth puckering 75 IBUs on top of a base of Marris Otter, Crystal Malt and Caramalt before throwing dizzying amounts of hops at these beers.
Good old East Kent Goldings. Elegant and refined and like a quintessential English gentleman, inherently boring. Boring that is unless you put the amplitude into overdrive and hope the living daylights out of the beer with it.
This is East Kent Goldings re-invented and re-imagined and shows just what can be done with English hops if you use enough of them. An often overlooked hop superstar, normally getting lost in a woeful stream of conformist brown ales made by sleepy cask ale brewers. But not anymore. Classic Empire with an anarchic twist. God save the Queen.
In this amped up Goldings reincarnation expect to be slammed with floral lavender, a fruity riot of blackberries and spiced pears, bumble-gum plums and the illusion of thyme. It reminds me of the apricot marmalade by grandmother used to make.
I am a little bit too obsessed with this beer for my own good.

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Svesse (8942) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2014
(Bottle) Amber colour, slightly hazy, with frothy off-white head. Malty fruity nose with notes of apricots, tropical fruit, orange peel, slightly toasty malt and a touch of resin. Fruity, malty taste with apricots, orange, dried fruit, a touch of burnt rubber and a slightly resiny bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Fresh and tasty, well balanced. The hop character is very much the aroma and taste of England for me. Quite nice.

liinis (1791) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
Sticky sweet orange cloudy with flakes of yeast, small white head. Dried fruits and quite a lot of warming alcohol.

motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 29, 2014
bottle from beergeek in prague. perhaps a little muted owing to being to its use-by date. anyways, muted floral aroma - weeds emerging from cracks in the courtyard; decent whack of bitterness, lightly nutty malt character; seems to be missing some oomph

hackobock (4073) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of Countbeer, july 29. Pours light hazy golden with a white head, Aroma is malty, biscuits, floral, herbal, berries, light dried fruit notes. It has lost it freshness but has aged fairly well for an IPA. Light/medium malty sweetness, medium grassy bitterness. Finish is dry grassy bitter. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
Ingen kalasöl direkt men den funkar till fika en lördag eller en tisdag. Trevlig serie ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
Unclear light creamy orange somewhat bitter IPA with dry grassy flavor. A little disappointing.

Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is herbal, toffee, taste is dry, quite bitter.

miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 25, 2014
Bona cervesa, bastant equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, bastante equilibrada y sabrosa.

JToth (30) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
Hazy orange on the pour. Slight foamy head. Very floral and fruity hop aroma. Fruity and slight bit of spicy hop flavour. Bit of a bitter finish.

BeerSkull (1372) - SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2014
(Bottle). Aroma and taste of fruity hops, flowers, grass and malt. A little peppery bitterness in the finish.

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