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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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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.04%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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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StJamesGate

New York

3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy straw blonde with webby sandstone foam.
Herbed citrus and a bit of flower with clean, sharp, sour lemon rind hops.
Bit of cracker and light toffee then lemon sherbet hops with floral finish.
Lemondrop finish and herbal-honey cough drop linger.
Medium, round, some chew(?)

Beautifully nectary with lots of flowers. Doesn't show for 7.5%. Not modern, but nice nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2013 14:47:52 | More by StJamesGate
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Brewer1980

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

11-17-2013 08:59:02 | More by Brewer1980
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buckyp

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-12-2013 23:43:58 | More by buckyp
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 01:31:56 | More by Fatehunter
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dan027

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-31-2013 01:22:39 | More by dan027
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Thomas_Picton

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-06-2013 16:40:48 | More by Thomas_Picton
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falconxman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

01-05-2013 07:56:11 | More by falconxman
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

12-30-2012 23:22:06 | More by Ivegotmule
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 04:54:19 | More by Knapp85
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heybrewtiful


3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

10-26-2012 22:37:07 | More by heybrewtiful
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

very malty, like an Irish Red. Sour in the finish. Big head on brown coloured body. More hops needed to make it tasty and greatly drinkable.Caramel and Above average mouthfeel.
Radek's bottle.English style IPA,but built up with more caramel than hops. Where is the Brewdog edge?

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 04:36:53 | More by Sammy
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

09-22-2012 22:21:08 | More by MickeyMonk
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Profchaos20

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 02:08:20 | More by Profchaos20
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mactrail

Washington

2.93/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2012 05:57:10 | More by mactrail
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ryko

Nevada

4/5  rDev +8.7%

08-21-2012 08:08:36 | More by ryko
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Brentnjen

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

07-18-2012 07:04:39 | More by Brentnjen
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mschind

California

4.38/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle with best by date of 7-1-13

A- slightly hazy amber/orange color with a fluffy mocha colored head that reduced to a persistent thin cap with lots of lace clinging to the glass.

S- big biscuity malt with some mild grassy hops.

T- carmel/toffee malt sweetness balanced by a mildly bitter hop finish. For a 7.5 ABV ale, the alcohol is subltle.

M- medium body with a rich smooth texture.

O- this is my first English style IPA and I am enjoying it very much. I like the idea that this is brewed with all UK ingredients. I appreciate the American hop bomb versions and I love drinking something that lets the malt come through too.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2012 00:18:48 | More by mschind
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a week or two ago down at Total Wine in West Orange. I figured that this would be different than the West Coast IPA's that I've had before and sure enough, it was. This was much more earthy and floral and took a bit of adjusting to, but this beer was pretty easy to enjoy once the head and carbonation settled down a bit!

The pour to this was a nice, almond hue with a good amount of head that lasted for a while with not as much lacing as I had hoped for. Like any good ale, this was nicely balanced but it felt so strong and had a bit too much rye in it; to the point where I didn't feel like it was an IPA. This reminded me of a Barleywine because of the strong alcoholic content and lower amount of hop bitterness than what I was accustomed to.

I guess this called "Old World" because it had to be so strong as to survive the long voyage overseas. While this was not a bad beer, it's not the same as other IPA's that are more popular than this. This is heavier and a bit more grainy than other examples of this but a good old-fashioned take on the style and enjoyable despite its subdued nature.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2012 15:48:49 | More by JerzDevl2000
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-24-2012 01:58:20 | More by Hanzo
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JayQue

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice balanced English IPA. Strong malty aroma and taste. Fairly strong hoppy bittereness half way through. The hops are more earthy and floral than most American hops. No intense piney or citrus taste. Pours a reddish amber color with a good size off white head. Head retention and lacing are good.

Aroma is strong biscuity annd some caramel malts. Flavor features the same malts and also some surprisingly strong bitterness. A nice balance, tilting slightly towards maltiness, since this is an English style

Mouthfeel is crisp. Full bodied for an IPA, no wateriness.

A nice take on the style. Hardly a session beer based on the abv, but I am in the process of drinking the whole bottle, and it is going down very easy.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 00:08:32 | More by JayQue
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-08-2012 23:00:37 | More by 2dogbrew
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cfinch2

Virginia

4/5  rDev +8.7%

06-01-2012 17:02:34 | More by cfinch2
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SHODriver

Louisiana

3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a reddish gold with a finger and a half of off white head with decent retention
S: smells of malts and some earthy hops. quite the departure of an American IPA aroma
T: strong backbone of pale malts and some caramel malt and some nice floral English hop character slightly bitter finish with more floral hops and a bit of residual sweetness
M:medium to heavy and slightly syrupy with slightly prickly carbonation
O: A very nice and well balanced beer from BrewDog. I just wish their other offerings would be as easy to find.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 10:56:43 | More by SHODriver
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Flowyn82

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-22-2012 18:08:20 | More by Flowyn82
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chickenflea

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the better IPAs I have had lately. Looks more like a Scotch ale than an IPA. Aroma is malty and earthy. Medium head. Hop bitterness is perfect. Malty sweet like an Imperial IPA, though. Grainy and substantial. Chewy and thick. Carbonation is medium and cuts the sweetness on the tongue. A fascinating beer and one that I thoroughly enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 17:47:12 | More by chickenflea
Old World India Pale Ale from BrewDog
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