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Chaos Theory - BrewDog

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85
very good

104 Ratings
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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Suds on 05-14-2009)
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Reviews by thepeter:
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thepeter

United Kingdom (England)

4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Deep orange golden in color. Nice head but turns to film fairly quickly, however left some fantastic lacing.

S - Fruity, grapefruit and tropical fruits, sappy pine needles, honey and floral notes.

T - Very similar to the smell. The fruits all hit you at the beginning with a nice clean bit of pine hops. The hop flavor escalates to a pleasantly bitter and flowery grapefruit rind all the way to the aftertaste.

M&D - Very smooth and easy to drink. The carbonation is Excellent for a bottled beer. More full bodied that many IPA's but not heavy by any means. I can (and will) drink a couple of these. My favorite Brewdog IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2009 10:14:34 | More by thepeter
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Cloudy golden orange colour with a smooth, off-white head. Good head retention and lacing.

Very light hop aroma. Some acetaldehyde. Lightly grainy. Not good.

Slightly grainy malt. Crisp, clear bitterness. Light tropical hop character. Disappointing and really quite poor for a Pale Ale yet alone an IPA.

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A- caramel nut colour, good clarity, really solid lacing and film, strong carbonation.

S- aged lemon, leafy, tropical mangoes, some caramel roasty malt, great balance.

T- hoppy, fruity coffee, tropical pineapple sweetness, aftertaste is dry, slightly herbal, pine note, nice complexity.

M- nice dry finish, moderate soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel but a decent balance, oily hopiness, really drinkable.

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A: A slight turbid, dark yellow beer, creating a pretty thick and foamy head when poured into the glass. When twirling the glass a lot of small bubbles appears beneath the foamy head telling you there should be plenty of carbonation going on in here.

S: A very hoppy smell appears at first, then turning into a little sweeter malty tones after a while.

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Chaos Theory from BrewDog
85 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.