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Hello My Name Is Sonja - BrewDog

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88
very good

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.65%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brewer1980 on 10-28-2013)
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Reviews by admiral:
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admiral

Australia

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very fruity, smooth and drinkable double IPA, especially considering the alcohol content.

aroma: pine, citrus, caramel, melon, berries and grapefruit

taste: pine, citrus, melon, berries, orange peel and grapefruit supported by a good malt backbone - fruity and delicious.

excellent DIPA but didn't pick up much of the blueberries that were added to the brew. Anyway, well balanced, fruity and smooth.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 08:40:00 | More by admiral
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MisterTwitchy

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -24.1%

05-31-2014 19:01:39 | More by MisterTwitchy
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle from Brewdog Online Shop:
Deep amber with a 1.5cm foamy, white head that reduces slightly initially then holds well after that.

Sweet tropical fruit smells with quite a lot of hops & plenty of pine notes as well, there is some citrus as well and to a lesser extent some grapefruit as well. I could detect some berries coming through as well.

Sweet with a lot of bitterness and some citrus plus a plenty of hops as well. Sweeter than the nose with the blueberries making themselves more known too. Tropical fruits with pineapple, some apricot and mango all feature & it's rounded of with a faint touch of caramel.

Smooth, sweet and very bitter with a medium body and light medium carbonation. The beers alcohol content is well hidden although a few hints come through.

A definite improvement from the last in the series I tried from Brewdog, Hello My Name Is Mette Marit although this one wasn't exactly a classic either. This one was very sweet with plenty of tropical notes and some blueberries as well but it seemed to be missing that something special and wasn't up there with the top double IPA's that I've tried.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 09:55:52 | More by flyingpig
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.88/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On-tap. Pint glass enjoyed @ L´Espumossa (Barcelona). Orange color, chill haze appearance. Off-white foam, close & sticky crown, good retention. Aroma profile displays intense pine, resins, toasted notes with pineapple & ripe apricot. Sweet mild toasted malt upfront is swept out by resinous hops. Medium to full body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture. Spicy & slight sparkling in the middle. Dry sweet/low bitter finish. Fruity aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2014 10:28:10 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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HomerS

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

03-07-2014 18:18:13 | More by HomerS
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jondavidsson

Sweden

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-07-2014 10:41:58 | More by jondavidsson
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CrazyDavros

Australia

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep amber with a large head.
Nose shows fruity hops, sweet crystal malt, passion fruit, lychee and pear.
Fruity flavours too, but this time the blueberry comes into play in a subtle way. Lots more sweet clean malt in true Brewdog fashion followed by an aggressive, piny bitterness.
Body feels a little thick.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 02:43:09 | More by CrazyDavros
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Jah_Json

Sweden

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-04-2014 15:45:54 | More by Jah_Json
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-28-2014 18:07:12 | More by Evil_Pidde
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wedge

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

@ Tasty Beverage

Mostly clear amber color with a tall, fat white head. There's certainly some blueberries in the aroma along with other berries, apricots, and grapefruit...everything is coated with a slick, oily hop character. A little less from the blueberries in the flavor, but they're still there in more of a sweet pie-like manner. Oily, resinous hops and ripe tropical fruit. Medium bodied, moderately bitter, and sticky. There's a sort of creaminess that fluffs up the body a tad and a slight acidity to dry things out. A neat, interesting beer here...the blueberry plays very nicely with the Mosaic and everything comes together smoothly with no heat or overbearing sweetness.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2014 14:34:55 | More by wedge
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Goofster

Sweden

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-22-2014 11:59:05 | More by Goofster
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rickcrip76

Georgia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

02-18-2014 20:42:42 | More by rickcrip76
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Mattias

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-15-2014 22:08:47 | More by Mattias
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aztraz

Sweden

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

02-15-2014 21:38:10 | More by aztraz
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eric5bellies

Australia

3.46/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Drank from my Ciney sniffer

A - pours a clear copper colour.

S - Plenty of citrus grapefruit.

T - Not much blueberry, taste is pretty up hop driven.

M- Medium body and low carbonation.

O - Would have liked to have tasted a more pronounced Blueberry flavour.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 10:23:02 | More by eric5bellies
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-06-2014 03:35:02 | More by weeare138
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2014. Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. Described on the label as a double IPA infused with blueberries - fruity....

Poured into a Duvel tulip. A deep orange-amber hue with faint haze and light carbonation. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a patchy surface layer. Aroma of overwhelming fruity hops with notes of white grape, melon, berries, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, tropical fruit and grass/hay. Underpinned by caramel malt and faint earthy yeast. The blueberry is exceptionally subtle but adds a rounded fruitiness that pervades the hop character.

Tastes of intense fruity hops with an aromatic bitter finish. Notes of white grape, berries, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus, tropical fruit, mild grass/hay, caramel malt, earthy yeast and faint stewed hops. A blueberry hint is just discernible, though virtually drowned out by the hops. Slightly sweet, followed by a powerful hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, tingly and dry, with soft carbonation and good body. Hop oils stimulate the palate. Pretty astringent, with an aftertaste of juicy aromatic hops, berry notes and acute bitterness.

Boom! This is what a double IPA is all about - a hop tornado. It looks good, while the aroma and flavour are simply stunning. Intense hop notes that touch every nerve. Nice body. The blueberries are faint but add something extra to the mix. Well worth sampling if you have the chance. Sonja unleashes an unstoppable torrent of hops - you will succumb....

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 01:28:14 | More by jazzyjeff13
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

draft at a friends house in raleigh. thanks will!

dark yellow pour, big, nice head . smell huge on mosaic hops... this is fresh. taste hits you with the hops up front, good flavor not too fruity or bitter. great balance. medium bodied and carbonated.

overrall a very solid dipa colab. recommended!

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2014 21:05:26 | More by Axnjxn
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dheacck11

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-20-2014 22:23:15 | More by dheacck11
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-20-2014 03:29:37 | More by Griffith
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ADZA

Australia

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hello my name is Adza and was looking forwards to this til I heard about the blueberries added but anyways it pours a hazed golden orange hue with non lasting two finger head that slowly spreads out to a nice outer rim and some tight lacing but not much,on first pour all I get is blueberries but as it warms a little the blueberry front falls away to reveal big NZ berry fused hops along with caramel malts and a distinct herbal grassy hoppiness,the feel is full bodied,lightly carbonated and resinous hop sticky and on taste the blueberries are no match for the big berried hops,toffee sticky malts and finished with a grassy herbal hoppy semi bitterness and overall the addition of blueberries should not be a deterrent to any non fans of blueberries like myself but they are only there to subdue the hops a touch and suprisingly I'm a big fan of this IPA it's weird but good weird and ill definately drink again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 13:44:34 | More by ADZA
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ELECTRONICAnonymous

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-18-2014 01:44:02 | More by ELECTRONICAnonymous
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NuclearRich

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-17-2014 19:12:43 | More by NuclearRich
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-17-2014 03:21:50 | More by DrunkinYogi
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jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-16-2014 04:19:09 | More by jkball01
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Hello My Name Is Sonja from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.