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#MashTag 2014 - BrewDog

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#MashTag 2014
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BA SCORE
89
very good

17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
#Mashtag 2014 - a beer for the people, by the people.

The #Mashtag concept is simple. We invited the public to vote on each aspect of the brew, from hops to malt to the special twist and even the label design, and from the thousands of possibilities this presented, the result is an imperial red ale, brewed with copious speciality malts, a global blend of hops, and blood orange, lemon peel and orange peel.

On the nose, there’s a riot of citrus, in many forms, from orange pith to lemon zest, via lime juice and even lemongrass. Fresh, bright resinous notes blend with light toasty malt aromas.

The palate is intense with toffee, with tiny hints of tobacco smoke coming through in little bursts, but the star attraction is an all-out bitter orange avalanche. A slightly psychotic, orange-that-thinks-it’s-a-grapefruit character builds upon and intensifies the hop bitterness, squaring up against the rich sweet malt base. The result is a huge red ale with a drinkable quality you’d expect in a beer half this strength.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: CwrwAmByth on 07-23-2014)
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Dark copper amber with a clear body & a 1cm beige, foamy head that fades to half that after about 5 minutes.
Hoppy with resinous pine, strong citrus & orange notes. There's plenty bitterness with some sweetness (caramel malts mainly) & faint alcohol soon after.

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This one was an excellent Brewdog beer, possibly my favourite of the 70 + beers of theirs I've tried. There was an excellent balance & wonderfully hoppy, bitter taste that went down a lot easier than it should have. This is definitely on of their beers that I would love to see brewed on a regular basis, or at least on a semi-regular one; I'll have to grab another couple of bottles of the stuff before it's gone forever.

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#MashTag 2014 from BrewDog
89 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.