Hello My Name Is Vladimir - BrewDog
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United Kingdom (Scotland)
4.14/5 rDev -1.2%
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.80):
Bright and clear orange amber with a finger-sized, foamy white head that holds well considering the abv.
Tropical fruit notes right off the bat with a lot of sweetness and some pine hops as well. There is some caramel on top of the citrus, mango and apricot notes that make up the majority of the nose. Things are rounded with a nice grapefruit aroma and some light bitterness.
Caramel and tropical flavours initially, with some sweetness and slightly more hops than the nose indicated. There is some citrus flavours coming through alongside some berries and various other fruits. Some floral and herbals flavours round things off towards the end.
Smooth and hoppy with the alcohol content well hidden and quite a refreshing taste to the beer. There is some light herbal spice and a pleasant tang on the tongue with moderate carbonation helping down easily.
A very nice, berry infused double IPA with nice sweet and tropical fruit flavours coming through. The beer wasn't quite as hoppy as I would have liked but it was fairly enjoyable and I might have been tempted to pick it up again in the future if it wasn't a special, limited edition brew.
04-02-2014 15:24:14 | More by flyingpig
3.96/5 rDev -5.5%
So glad rudzud shared this with me as I hav ea chance to try something so unique (the name and story), pretty funny! Best before 1/28/15
Decent fizzy head covering fades at a fair rate, little lacing, mostly clear orange slight reddish color.
Nose not bad, nice fruity hop, little citrus orange zest, candied orange, little rind and pine, bit earthy pine, fairly sweet syrupy malt, candy malt and caramel.
Taste is fairly sweet, little candy malt and caramel, and that mild toffee nutty with very light smoke like note, typical base for brew dog. Then big hops, earthy and bit spicy, quite bitter, little orange rind little fruity note, mild herbal note and bitter tannic green berry. Finish had a long bitter hop character, herbal piney hops, little more of that herbal bitter berry note.
Mouth is med bod, bod, other but decent carb, no real booze.
Overall interesting, fairly typical dipa and nothing crazy but nothing really wrong.
03-16-2014 02:47:27 | More by jlindros
3.96/5 rDev -5.5%
Received this in a trade, shared with JLindros.
A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear golden brass hue with a thin white head that faded to leave a thin light blanket.
S - Aromas of lightly bitter hops, typical pleasant double ipa aromas, slightly sweet malts, light bitter pine.
T - Taste is light pine notes, faint bitterness, light almost medicinal floral, sweet malts, the pine is muted a little in the finish. Tasty and straightforward.
M - Mouthfeel is a little light and thinner, but, the booze is hidden nicely.
O - Overall this beer wasn't that bad. Nice typical double ipa, not a gimmick.
03-14-2014 21:26:42 | More by rudzud
United Kingdom (England)
3.8/5 rDev -9.3%
A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2015. Acquired recently from the Brewdog webshop; a political protest in alcoholic form. The label states that this brew contains limonnik berries (also known as five-flavour berries in China).
Poured into a Duvel tulip. A deep orange-amber hue with visible floating sediment and medium carbonation. The sediment resembles coagulated proteins. Yields a large head of creamy white foam that lasts for a few minutes before settling as a patchy surface layer. Aroma of intensely fruity hops and berries, with notes of white grape, peach, citrus, mild tropical fruit, grass/hay and an earthy berry quality that is hard to place. Underpinned by subtle caramel malt, mild yeast and a twinge of diacetyl. A touch of booze lurks in the background. Firing on all cylinders.
Tastes of overwhelmingly fruity hops with a powerful bitter finish. Notes of white grape, melon, tropical fruit, grapefruit, citrus, earthy berries, faint lingonberry, mild caramel malt, earthy yeast, a hint of cardboard and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a strident, spicy bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with decent carbonation and an acceptable body for the style. Hop oils tantalise the palate. Somewhat astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of fruity aromatic hops, spicy bitterness, subtle berry hints and yeast.
An interesting effort - the berry character comes through more strongly in this brew than in some of the other 'Hello My Name Is' variants. It looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are very fruity and hoppy with other characteristics taking a back seat. Body is OK; could be a shade more spritzy. A hop-head's dream. Unfortunately I don't know what limonnik berries taste like in their natural state, so it's hard to judge the extent to which they contribute to the beer. However, the earthy, cardboard hints that they provide aren't entirely agreable. Worth sampling for the curious.
03-09-2014 02:15:13 | More by jazzyjeff13
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
Appearance: clear, amber colour with a nice 2 finger white head that drops quickly. Average to poor lacing.
Aroma: best one from all beers from the Hello My Name is series, with a great hoppy kick, so it has that citrus aroma but also, finally you can smell those berries they used. That was not the case in previous beers from the series.
Taste: medium to high bitterness, sweet, citrusy and you can taste the berries finally.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, medium carbonation.
Overall: a good Imperial IPA, but I rather have the regular Hardcore IPA.
03-01-2014 19:43:04 | More by beholder_pl
3.44/5 rDev -17.9%
The colour is red-orange, the liquid clear. The off-white head sinks down to a thick lid, levaing some lacing.
The smell is quite light. Some red berries and a light bitterness. Citric fruity flavours in the background, caramel malts and a hint of lactose.
There are distinct notes of red berries in this one, they are more explicit than in the other “Hello my name is...” beers I have had. It is sweet, reminiding more of an English strong ane than a DIPA. Growing tart notes, the bitterness is very light for the style (it would have been light even for an AIPA). Medium to full body. The aftertaste is somewhat harsh with notes of lingonberries and cranberries. The finish is long lasting with clean bitterness and cranberry juice.
The carbonation is light to medium strong, the bubbles long-lasting; the liquid is medium smooth.
More berries than in the other beers in this series. However, Brewdog seems to still have issues with the bitterness in their hoppy ales.
02-23-2014 11:20:39 | More by bark
Hello My Name Is Vladimir from BrewDog
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.