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

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RATINGS: 453   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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3.4
daknole (11050) - 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 (3028) - 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 (7393) - 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 (10240) - 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.

From a bottle.

3.4
VsXsV (4624) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 14, 2011
33 cl bottle from Ölbutikken, Denmark. Light amber colour with small, white head that dies out fast. Looks whiskeyish. Aroma is hops, alcohol, pine and sweet malts. Tastes is bitter with some sweetness and alcohol. Some liquorice?. Medium bodied with very sticky mouthfeel. Very long lasting aftertaste. Nothing like any beer I’ve tried before.

3.3
Papsoe (25055) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an almost clear amber with no head. Very fat and intense hop aroma, juicy and yummy. Massive body, a slight tickle of carbonation on the tongue but the alcohol burns my lips. Very heavy on the caramel, fruity, with a massive bitterness all through the finish. A little wood and fustiness. Not exactly a "balanced beer", but as always an interesting experiment. 010410

3.3
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2010
Bottle at ØLbutikken - thanks Yespr. Clear amber - no head. High hoppy, resin, citrus, grape fruity, caramel, light nutty, light malty sweetness, high alcoholic, acetone, sharpness, chlorid, swømmehal, unbalanced.

3.3
MrManning (2010) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
Two, 1/15 ounce samples at Chancey Smith’s. Turbid orange with no head. Doesn’t look good at all. Nose is surprisingly appealing, with pine, pineapple, some alcohol, citrus, resiny hops. Taste is very strong. Really like a scotch. Intense alcohol with pine and sweet candy, some butterscotch, pineapple. This really kicks you in the ass. My mouth puckered with each sip. It is also very hot, but at this alcohol percentage, that isn’t surprising. Hot, piney finish. Wow.

3.3
jercraigs (11344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
2010-10-11. Crisp dark amber body is syrupy on the glass. Powerful aroma, sweet citrusy hops, light green touches. Alcohol. Flavour is intense, briefest touch of sweet malt up front is quickly savaged by rough bitterness an alcohol. Leaves the mouth tingly. Smooth medium bodied palate is hard to appreciate with the burning alcohol. Glad to try it, its intriguing but not all that fun to drink. Sipper. Overall impression is of a cute fluffy bunny being violated by a grizzly bear. Bottle shared by Tuqueboy

3.3
tgncc (3158) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
Bottle at Joe’s going away party. The aroma is sweatsock, earthy hops. The appearance is a hazy amber, white head. The flavor is booze up front, earthy hops. The finish is a serious alcohol burn, but you get a pine hop bittering after a few seconds, which really hangs in there. This beer is certainly gimmicky and overpriced, but I really enjoyed it.


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