BrewDog Prototype Black Rye IPA

Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Black IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Prototype Challenge 2017
Three twists on India Pale Ale in one. Black malts mingle with rye and are lifted by the classic addition of enormous levels of resinous American C-Hops.

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Trolleo (2066) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 15, 2018
Fruit and roast aroma, syrup, nice black IPA character. Pitch black color with small sized brown head. Herbal taste, roasted coffee and some fruit. Medium body, silky, soft carbonation. //tap at Craft Room

Iznogud (5106) - CROATIA - MAR 12, 2018
On tap at Craft Room, Zagreb. Black with medium beige head. Roasted, pine, chocolate, some coffee, smooth. Dry bitter finish. Medium bodied.

FatPhil (17745) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 11, 2018
Tap (Brewdog, Helsinki) (5:4:6-:3-:11-=2.9---)
Stinky dirty aroma. Blackish, small tight head settles to a ring. Decent rye and burnt malty taste, but harshish bitterness. A bit of a mess and probably an overrate.
Anna's notes from earlier: Tap (BrewDog Tallinn
Dark brown (pretty much black, actually) with a ring head plus big loose bubbles. There's a fairly subdued aroma of a credible black IPA. Spruce tips maybe, or at least some piney component. The palate's a bit fizzy, but the acidity here is from rye rather than carbonic acid and not too prominent. Spicy hints in the taste. There are definitely conifers in the finish, though not overdone. They work. Some burntness in the late finish that leads to some ash. Over time, this gets a little harsher, though some nice roast lingers too.

herrklemann (679) - Graz, AUSTRIA - FEB 23, 2018
Bottle. Small, bubbly tan head on a black body. Grapefruit, rye bread, resin, pine, red berries, zesty orange, spruce. Medium sweetness, tart rye notes, medium bitterness. Creamy medium body with pearly carbonation. Nice, unusual stuff. Sadly it gets more sticky with warmth.

planky84 (3737) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2018
Bottle from Brewdog, Soho drank at home. Black pour with a beige head. Licorice, burnt spice, light coffee and caramel aroma. Flavours of raisin, licorice, some dark fruit, more burnt spice. Good.

ALIBALI (3165) - Kiel, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2018
EspressosäureHopster mit überdurchschnittlicher Muffattacke. Oat, Pine & der schwarze Dschungel👍👽 Rye? Unauffällig! 😉. Probierschluck BREWDOG BERLIN:

Mad Dog Martin (269) - - FEB 3, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2018 Bottle from BrewDog in Camden, then another from Brighton. Very dark with a nice beige head. Smells very hoppy, pine and tropical fruit. Tastes very sweet and bitter. Stone fruit and burnt caramel.

tomer (4038) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 14, 2018
At a tasting, smallish head, cloudy and quite dark brown color, aroma of onion and light shrub notes with some toasted bread behind, dlavor of shrubs, metal and dark chocolate, light to medium shrubby bitterness. nice and easy..

rayaron (2289) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 2, 2018
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max's place. Thanks Yoav. Deep brown with beige head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, spices, citrus (grapefruit) and jojoba. Bitter and spicy flavor with notes rye, some toastiness, citrus (lemon, grapefruit), "green", jojoba. Medium-bodied.

zvsn (2603) - ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thank Yoav. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma of light roast, toasted bread, piney hops, spicy rye notes. Sweetish, chocolate, piney and citric hops, caramel, dark bread, bitter finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Nice.

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