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

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RATINGS: 454   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
Geokkjer (7647) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of Beer5000. Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, glue and cardboard. Flavor is sweet and malty with some licorice, alcohol and soy sauce. Full body, still.

3.4
KimJohansen (10497) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Thanks yespr. Clear reddish amber with no head. Sweet aroma with alcohol, toasted malt, dried druits and hoppy notes. Extremely sweet flavour with ripe fruits, caramel, loads of hops, pine and plenty of alcohol. Finished bitter and sweet. Boozy stuff. I liked the Penguin being dry but this one was way to sweet I’m afraid.

3.4
Ibrew2or3 (8814) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
Big thanks to askdrtodd for the share. Pours clear deep copper with thin white to off white head. The aroma is thick sludgy malts backed up by mild yet intense citrus hops and followed by the expected burn to the nose near the end of the draw. The taste is rough with a brief moment of malts rushing headlong into syrupy yet tart hop bitterness and astringency and then getting more and more boozy and rough. It continues to warm deep into the long after taste. Interesting. I doubt I can take much more than an ounce of this without something to re-set my palate.

3.4
OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2010
[email protected]åndverkerstuene, Oslo. Shining orangey-amber body. No head, no carbonation neither. Smells like a liqueur with armloads of fruity hops. Massive aroma of peach, citrus and tropical. Taste is burning hot, sweet malty and intense hoppy. The intense fruity bitterness provides a superacidic, almost sour mouthfeel. Fat body, syrupy texture. Burning alcohol and everlasting hop linger in the finish. Appears more like an überhopped fruit liqueur than a beer. An intersting experience though.

3.4
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2010
Bottled. Amber colour, no head. Aroma is flowers (tulips), sweet nectar, sweet malts, honey, alcohol and more sweetness. Flavour is much the same with also liquorice kicking in rather strong. Otherwise quite nice but the sweetness is a bit too much...

3.4
daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 29, 2010
Wavers1 hooks up the shit. Fucking A bro, awesome. Reddish brown pour. No head. Legs like a good whiskey. Hot aroma, hops, harsh grapefruit peel. Flavor is sweet, then bitter as all fuck. Like eating hop pellets and drinking whiskey.

3.4
BOLTZ7555 (3127) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Generously shared by Wavers1!!! Thanks bud!!! DAMN!!! Appreciate the innovation but this bad boy’s hot!!! Beautiful copper/crimson pour that produced no head but surprisingly had minimal carbonation. Aroma is eye-crossing and nose-hair singeing. Pure alcohol meets aggressively acidic hops and lacquer. Intensely bitter and harsh is an understatement. Unique and glad I had a chance to try it.

3.4
olsvammel (7289) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle at SBWF (Wicked Wine). Wow, what an insane beer. As you might expect it’s packed with boozey and alcoholic flavour, but it doesn’t feel as strong as 41%. It doesn’t have the same biting alcoholic feel that a whisky or a vodka have for instance. It also packs allot of flavour, a very fierce bitterness and lots of hops. It felt like chewing a hop cone, like drinking a concentrated super extreme DIPA. Very interesting to try but a normal DIPA is allot better.

3.4
MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed and caramelized cereals are balanced out by piney hops and their bitterness until an alcohol storm hits this lean Liquor of IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no foam (obviously) atop the translucent amber-laced golden.
-One sniff of this fiery liquid can clear the nostrils...
-I was ready to hate this, but the aroma actually suggested a Barley Wine of some sort, and the flavor profile was indeed that of a strong ale; not a liquor. That alcohol is obviously intense though...
-I don’t think I’d ever buy this (or try it again, for that matter), but I am still happy to have put my lips on it.

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