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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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Sink the Bismarck! is beer, amplified. With the volume turned full up, it is important you that you be careful with this beer and show it the same amount of sceptical, tentative respect you would show an international chess superstar, clown or gypsy. Sink the Bismarck is a quadruple IPA that contains four times the hops, four times the bitterness and frozen four times to create at a staggering 41% ABV. This is IPA amplified, the most evocative style of the craft beer resistance with the volume cranked off the scale. Kettle hopped, dry hopped then freeze hopped for a deep fruit, resinous and spicy aroma. A full out attack on your taste-buds ensues as the incredibly smooth liquid delivers a crescendo of malt, sweet honey, hop oils and a torpedo of hop bitterness which lasts and lasts.

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3.5
Maris (1531) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 From a 330ml bottle on 5/3/2013, courtesy of my wonderful wife who got this for me for Xmas. Pours a slightly cloudy light amber with no head. Has a huge DIPA aroma with lashings of caramel and toffee, just shading the resiny hops. There’s definite DIPA character in the flavour, with caramel, citrus fruit and pine, but the experience is dominated by an overpowering spicy, peppery finish. The texture is relatively oily and the carbonation higher than I was expecting, though perhaps I’m confusing the alcoholic tang for bubbles! As one would expect, this is a ridiculously intense experience, but perhaps just a shade harsh to be really enjoyable. Props to BrewDog for making something that actually presents as a mega supercharged version of the style, but it could use more a little more balance (some more sweetness in particular). Glad to have tried it, but I thought Tactical Nuclear Penguin was a better, more enjoyable extreme brew.

4
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
Even a beer with this high of an ABV retains some of its style’s expected properties... not many, but just enough. It has an incredibly clear orange color, like a watered-down IPA (although we all know that’s not water). Airy in the nose, you can’t really smell as much alcohol as you’d think you would, but it really hits your nasal passages once inhaled. Big time. Once the alcohol infiltrates your system it’s hard to tell this is/was even an IPA. Thin and POTENT! Its flavor reminds me of an herb you’d find on a pizza. Hops are detectable, but the alcohol reminds you that this isn’t your everyday imperial or double IPA (quad IPA?). Although stronger than any other IPA I’ve had, the alcohol presence is still very well-disguised. Here’s some perspective: Less than two ounces of this is equivalent to an entire serving of your everyday craft beer. Less offensive than the Tactical Nuclear Penguin, and lighter in color, but thinner and almost easier. Warm and spicy on the tongue, this beer kicks you in the mouth like you’ve never been kicked before. A once in a lifetime experience... everyone must try (at least) this once. Everyone. Great job, boys!

3.3
Bendrixian (1514) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
Beer should not be this expensive but I guess i’m a sucker for pain. Has an orange almost rose colour to it. Aromas are surprisingly beer like. It is actually good stuff showing hints of hops and a slightly malted profile. There is a weird funk in there as well. tastes like beer as well. has a real IPA character despite the weird metallic crunch and booze burns. This is much better than the Tactical.

3.5
SimplySike (1508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 33cl. Bottle.
Poors clear dark ruby, no head.
Aroma port, malt, alcohol, toffee, chocolate, raisins.
Taste alcohol, some sweets, really harsh alcohol bitter.
Mouthfeel oily.
Bottle was old so not sure how reliable this rating is.

4
Beerheart65 (1503) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2012
Aroma has sweet salty malting. Looks like hazy amber and tastes like burnt toffee-flavor coffee with salty licorice. Oily sweet palate. Well..may sound surprising but this really works..at least it works for me.

3.1
alteregoo (1498) - Kalisz, POLAND - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: APR 17, 2016 Klarowne, bez piany, bursztynowe. Aromat przywodzi na mysl najlepsze angielskie BW w typie K31 z wyraźniejszym alkoholem. Praktycznie bez gazu. Mocno alkoholowe a zarazem chmielowe w smaku, karmelowe, z wyrazna goryczka na finiszu.

3.9
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2010
[email protected] We had 2 of these big guys in a row. Beautiful hop aroma, super grassy. Very aggressive hop extract flavor with loads of alcohol of course. Undrinkable but so good! How can you rate this? Fascination for sadomasochism I guess.

3.6
tarmok (1433) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2015
Clear amber liquid without head. Aroma of hops malt and alcohol. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Full body, long bitter finish

3
Biroholik (1412) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle Sharing / Piwne Degustacje Kraków
Kołor ciemnopomarańczowy, nieprzejrzysty. Całkowity brak piany, co jest zupełnie zrozumiałe przy tym ekstrakcie. W aromacie dżem z pomarańczy, brzoskwini i papai. Duża nuta alkoholu, W smaku likier owocowy z dominantą w postaci pomarańczy. Gęste, zawiesiste, mocno chmielone z długą chmielowo-alkoholową goryczką. Alkohol potężny, jak z nalewki owocowej. Do spróbowania w małej próbce niegroźne, więcej niż kieliszek jednak bym nie wypił.

4
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 27, 2012
Tiszta, sötét borostyán színe van, habja minimális és az is pillanatok alatt semmivé lesz. Illata olyan, mint egy komlólikőrnek, amiben van egy jó adag karamell, aszalt sárgabarack, fűszerek és az asztalon van még mellette kék sajt is. Ízében is jönnek jegyek, töményen, nehezen, karamellizált mézzel, sok komlóval, aszalt gyümölcsökkel, fenyőrüggyel, likőrösen. Olajos, nehéz teste van és a buborék is ritka vendég benne. Utóíze keserédes, alkoholos, melengető, erős. Valódi ipa pálinka, hardcore komló rajongóknak.


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