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Old World India Pale Ale - BrewDog

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Old World India Pale AleOld World India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.44%
Wants: 3
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed exclusively for Total Wine.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 12-06-2011)
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1/5  rDev -73.1%

Bonko_the_sane, Apr 05, 2012
Photo of AdamBear
2.9/5  rDev -22%

A-really dark amber. nice light tan head.

S-not too many hops in this aroma. slight hint of salted caramel. really just a super faint taste of malts.

T-comes in with an odd soy sauce grainyness with a touch of crackers and then comes an extreme bitterness. a finish of spice and pepper. very unique tasting, doesn't taste like an IPA. some warmth to the finish.

M-medium carbonation with a warm dry finish

O-very interesting that this is possibly the sort of beer that started the IPA movement. its a far shot from any american IPA, with no hint of hops. it definitely has a good bit of bitterness to it. its not a bad beer, very unique, but it takes a long time to finish

AdamBear, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of mactrail
2.93/5  rDev -21.2%

Deceptively lovely in the tall wheat beer glass. Vivid orangey amber with a big creamy head. A fruity nose.

Just a hint of the English IPA flavor, to my palate, followed by a circus of big sweet malt, huge bitter explosions, and skunky funk. Lots of orange marmalade with that sweet and bitter tanginess, slathered over the browned biscuits. Actually it tastes like those refrigerated biscuits where you pop the silver cardboard open. Endless bitter aftertaste. Overripe fruit with a metallic edge.

Who thought this particular recipe would be great for contract brewing? Bought this at Total Wine in Huntington Beach in a bottle I wish was about 10 oz smaller.

mactrail, Aug 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

GRG1313, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

ygtbsm94, Mar 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

nmann08, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of dedrinker
3.1/5  rDev -16.7%

Dull copper, needs buffing.

aromas of honestly not much - some flaccid amalgam of alcohol, sweet malt and hops. Like a lazy home brew.

The taste was an instant reaction are of, "are you frikkkin kidding me!?" because it was so loose and flabby, like a home brew where the dude wasn't actually sure what he was trying to brew.

full body. malty sweetness with alcohol and some hops. Old world my arse.

What a dud.

dedrinker, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

aztraz, Mar 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

falconxman, Jan 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Nordbier, Dec 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Ivegotmule, Dec 30, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%

Poured into a snifter. Label says best before 7-01-13.

A- Pours a reddish amber with a two finger head that slumps down to a 3/4 inch head with some lacing. Good retention.

S- Huh? This is what IPAs smelled like in the old world? Smells like a combination of body odor, hay and manure...at least that's what I think it smells like. Either way, PU!

T- Ok, I think I understand now. The malts are dominant and unique with the hops standing in the background which are also unique. This combination of heavy, uncommon malts along with the also uncommon hop varieties creates a seemingly unintentional roastiness like a porter or even a stout. Yeah, the aroma is still awkward and nasty, but it kind of makes sense with the flavor profile making it bearable to drink.

M- Light and slick. Medium-high carbonation.

O- I'm not a big fan, but I can still appreciate it for what it is. All things considered, my least favorite BrewDog offering so far.

Immortale25, Dec 10, 2011
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3.36/5  rDev -9.7%

660ml Bottle BBD 14th Oct 2014. Shared between four at the first ever Shrewsbury bottle share on 27th Jan 2014.

Slight haze to everyones glass, orange blond in colour with a good white head.

Expected a hoppier nose, this had a piney, mild citrus aroma with an equal amount of maltiness in the smell.

The taste was also an almost equal blend of malt and hop flavours: nothing bad, just a bit strange for a BrewDog IPA as they like to kill IPA's with hops usually.

All in all not bad: glad someone paid for it though.

BlackHaddock, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Profchaos20
3.45/5  rDev -7.3%

660 ML bottle poured into a pint glass. Best Before 7/1/13.

A- Poured a two finger off white head which dissipated quickly into a thin head which stayed until the beer was gone. Left nice lacing. The color was amber/brown and very cloudy, looked Ice Teaish.

S- Mostly malty aroma with a bit of toffee and some herbal or grassy hops.

T- Malty, sweet and toffee upfront, which turns into a mild bitterness which continues through the after taste and lingers on the palate.

M- Medium to full bodied with a very smooth enjoyable texture and a low amount of carbonation.

O- A good solid EIPA which I enjoyed even though its not my favorite style.

Profchaos20, Sep 03, 2012
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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

A finger of head with low retention on a dirty, dark straw colored body.
The aroma has a malty richness to it; lemon, caramel and anise. Interesting.
Whoa, the taste is unlike any IPA I've ever had. Big and bold malt sweetness at the beginning with a lemon bitterness coming in the middle. There's a barnyard funk throughout it all.
The texture is softer with moderate carbonation.
This is tough to like... but it is a different take on IPA compared to most American IPAs.

Fatehunter, Feb 09, 2013
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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

Brewed by JBW 77 (BrewDog) for Total Wine.

Batch 448. Best before 1/7/13.

Pours a crystal clear copper orange with a 2 inch puffy sand colored head that settles down to a thin cap. Foamy rings and chunks of lace stick to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, toasted nuts, caramel, and some mild hop aromas. Taste is of toasted malt, some nuts, slight caramel, and very herbal hops. There is a bit of a metallic flavor I am getting too. The bitterness is quite assertive and lingers on the palate long after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp yet smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good English IPA but it seems out of balance in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 06, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

This beer poured out as a hazy copper color with a foamy white head on top. The retention is good with a sticky lacing. The smell of beer is moderately hoppy, decent malt backbone too. The taste of the beer has a bold malt flavor with a tangy hop finish. The mouthfeel of the beer is creamy, moderate carbonation with a soft dry finish. Overall I feel this beer fits the style nicely. I am glad I got to try this for sure.

Knapp85, Dec 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Brentnjen, Jul 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Mattias, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

A: Pours a dark caramel color with a brilliant head, and a nice lacing around the stein.

S: Slightly malty with some herbal and earthy hops.

T: Some nice sweet biscuity malt notes, along with some woody and earthy hops. It has some nice light honey and caramel notes on the back of the tongue.

M: Good mouthfeel. It has a medium carbonation and a nice rich feel.

O: Not bad for an English IPA, but the Dragonslayer from Marina Alehouse in Marina, California-which is near Monterrey, CA- has one of the best English IPAs I have had to date. This IPA is definitely a nice IPA with some nice woody hoppiness and some nice malty, honey notes. I would definitely buy this IPA again.

PaulStoneAnchor, Dec 08, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

craftbeersweden, Mar 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

wrightst, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Brewer1980, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Evil_Pidde, Mar 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Screper, Jun 06, 2014
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Old World India Pale Ale from BrewDog
84 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.