BrewDog IPA Is Dead - Waimea

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   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 Maris Otter, Crystal Malt and Caramalt before throwing dizzying amounts of hops at these beers.
Waimea is a new hop variety that has both aroma and bittering capability, and is the granddaughter of Pacific Jade. Pacific Jade is also a hop, not a hippy belly dancing gypsy on crack.
It has been described as having intense fresh tangelo, citrus fruit and pine needle characteristics,
High on it’s own alpha, Waimea has a new world flavour, infusing unique fresh crushed citrus aroma and flavour notes into this IPA. Sharp as a razor, this New Zealand hop slices your taste buds with intense fresh tangelo, citrus fruit and pine needle characteristics There is a huge depth flavour with astringent gooseberry balanced against the robust malt base. Throw another shrimp on the Barbie mate and you are all set. New Zealand is near Australia, right?

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jorn69 (3403) - �ngelholm, - JUN 8, 2013
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Systembolaget. Disigt bärnstensfärgad (påminner en hel del om tunn nyponsoppa). Mycket tropiska frukter, bra beska. En hygglig öl, men det är någonting i smaken (och doften) som inte tilltalar mig.

Borresteijn (7595) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2017
Converting ticks to ratings. Had this back in 2013. This beer, combined with the prices they charged, made me decide not to buy their single hop series anymore. This was bad, dish cloth, pine, yeast, rubber.

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

Viper666 (3290) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2016
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille 330ml, dégustée le 12/2/2013.
Visuel : Couleur : orangée. Apparence : semi-voilée.
Arôme : Houblon fruité (agrumes sucrées, léger fruits tropicaux) et herbeux, caramel sucré, traces de biscuits.
Goût : En entrée de bouche : Goût léger-moyen amer de houblon fruité (agrumes, notes de fruits tropicaux et de marmelade), légèrement herbeux et aux petites notes florales. Un ferme support de caramel sucré est également présent avec des traces de biscuits, de miel et de pain mouillé.
En bouche : Corps : moyen. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : légèrement huileuse aux petites notes crémeuses. Finale : moyenne, composée d’un goût léger-moyen amer de houblon herbeux et légèrement fruité.

sulawang (1208) - - FEB 28, 2016
Visual: (Cellared for 2 years). Pours translucent pale orange-brown with minimal head, a thin hazy layer of micro retention, a few small bubbles here and there. Nose: toffee barley malt, hints of musk. (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: thin-tongue numbing, low CO2 Mid-palate: tangy, tangelo bitter, (lvl-5-sweetness), light grassy, toffee barley malt Finish: DRY, lingering malt and soft bitter hops. Summary: Good smooth mouthfeel with very nice light drinkability. It doesn’t drink as thick nor heavy as it smells.

pityu (681) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle - Slight hazy orange colour, medium white head, good retention and lacing. Tropical fruit and citrus aromas, some pineapple, tangerine, passion fruit. Taste of pineapple, orange juice, lemon zest and some pine. Medium body and carbonation, smooth fruity and pleasant bitter finish. Well rounded, easy drinking smooth tropical fruity IPA.

rouhlas (3979) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
From old notes. 330ml bottle. Hazy golden oran color with off white head. Hoppy aroma, pine, citrusy fruity, grapefruit, grassy, caramel malty. Sweet and heavy 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. Herbal and dry bitter brew, not bad.

wekker84 (2530) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle a dark golden yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple and hops flavor malts citrus fruits spicy pineapple grapefruits and bitter earthly hops in the aftertaste

TheFoamhead (260) - Vught, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2014
IPA’s are real hop bombs - generally. And this is due to their hop cocktail. This one hasn’t a hop cocktail. It’s brewed with a single hop variety: Waimea. The taste is interestingly not as hoppy as you might think, due to the Waimeas soft character. The bitterness is well ’wrapped’ in a fresh sweetness. An uncommon but very pleasent combination. Just like a honey-ice drop. One hop can be enough! The Waimeas character is very soft - uncommon for an IPA but very tasty!

Svesse (8922) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2014
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, some caramel and a touch of resin. Malty, fruity taste with citrus, grapefruit, orange peel, dried apricots and hints of resin in a finish with a certain bitterness. Medium body, with balanced sweetness. Tasty and well balanced with a fresh, citric hop character. Nice one.

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