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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mikkos' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikkos (306) - - OCT 4, 2013
Overly caramelly aroma. Glue. Taste is rather bitter, yet too much of caramelly sweetness. Hops and bitterness rather okay, but balanced? Hell no.

beton (715) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu.

Korcz (3388) - Warsaw, POLAND - NOV 30, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille, dégustée le 10/25/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : orangée. Apparence : voilée.
Arôme : Houblon herbeux, citrique, légèrement floral et fruité (agrumes) avec des notes de biscuits.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Goût moyennement amer de houblon citrique, herbeux (menthe), légèrement fruité et aux notes florales, présent toute la gorgée. Un support malté de caramel très doux de caramel est présent avec des notes de thé et de biscuits.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement huileuse. Finale : longue et asséchante, composée d’une moyenne amertume de houblon herbeux, floral aux notes fruitées.

sulawang (1207) - - FEB 28, 2016
Visual: (Cellared for 2 years). Pours pale orange-brown with suspended sediment, no head, a few big bubbles on the surface, no activity. Nose: faint berries, toffee malt (lvl-4)-pungency Attack: crisp, low CO2 Mid-palate: brightness, tangy blackberry, (lvl-5-sweetness), toffee malt backbone Finish: red grape exhale, soapy, soft bitter hops. Summary: Slightly heavier on the palate than the Waimea and El Dorado, fantastic distinct blackberry aroma.

pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Slight hazy orange colour, medium white head, good retention and lacing. Aroma of orange peel, pine, herbs and a bit fresh grass. Taste of overripe orange, some grass and caramel. Medium body and carbonation, dry hoppy finish. Nice classic IPA.

rouhlas (3977) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
330ml bottle. Clear orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, Caramel, bread, grassy, citrusy fruity, light pine. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

martjoobolut (5337) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 23, 2015
From the very old notes, hence this is not a real rating, but more just a mark to myself that I have tried this at one point. Fruity aroma and flavor with intense bitterness and some sweetness.

Acid303 (674) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUN 28, 2015
33cl bottle, served in shaker. Pours hazy orange with small white froth on top. Sediment presence, nothing significant though. Aroma is caramel and ripe fruits. The taste has an extra-orange touch with yeasty notes. No alcohol. Moderately dry finish. Medim body, good carbonation. Average beer.

TEJA (3344) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle from systembolaget sweden. Fine withe head over a clowdy golden beer. Nice hoppy aroma from a typical english hop. Balanced hop and malt taste with a medium body. Big drinkabillity.

wekker84 (2520) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
bottle a cloudy golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts citrus fruits spicy and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy some earthly and a bitter hoppy citrus finish

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