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Waimea (IPA Is Dead) - BrewDog

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Waimea (IPA Is Dead)Waimea (IPA Is Dead)

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81
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46 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: StJamesGate on 04-23-2013)
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Reviews by Thehuntmaster:
Photo of Thehuntmaster
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

330ml bottle 6,7% Abv.
Served chilled in a wine glass.
Best before: 24/03/2014

Appearance: Waimea seems somewhat darker than expected, appearing a medium orange with hints of amber. A rough pour yields a large off-white head that lasts pretty well and leaves a few patches of lacing.

Smell: Hmmm this is certainly nowhere near as hoppy as it should be for 75IBUs and there is a fair amount sweet honey/caramel character. I have a feeling these bottles are not as fresh as the local Brewdog rep claimed! The hoppiness that is present is quite interesting, offering a distinct garlic/onion leaf note as well as some orange, a light floral note and an almost rubbery character.

Taste: Yeap, as I expected the freshness is a major issue here! Sweet honey malt is very prominent, alongside light notes of orange, grapefruit pith and onion. There is a light bitterness in the finish, but nowhere near 75IBUs.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is actually pretty good, offering a medium body with a nice oiliness and a medium level of rather smooth carbonation.

Overall: This is the first IPA I have had with an onion/garlic character and it was actually quite interesting. I think this might have been a solid IPA if it was fresh.

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of biboergosum
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Another new hop to me - New Zealand in origin, apparently.

This beer pours a hazy dark apricot amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, foamy, and slightly bubbly ecru head, which leaves some decent sheet lightning lace around the glass as things sink away.

It smells of warm orange and grapefruit citrus zest, pine resin, thick caramel/toffee malt, some further tropical fruit hop notes, and a simmering booziness - very DIPA-like. The taste is a more now sort of muddled juicy tropical citrus bitterness, a certain rock candy sweetness, an uptick in the sticky pine needle astringency, a flat herbal vegetal essence, and weak caramelized bready malt.

The carbonation is quite soft and innocuous, the body medium-light in weight, and mostly smooth, with a mild flintiness tugging away there. It finishes on the dry side, the pale malt and now pithy citrus hops playing things out.

I'm not really grooving on these single hop offerings from BrewDog. I do like that they're from new and sometime not yet trendy hops, but the beers themselves seem awkward and unfinished, and this one is certainly no different. More like a test brew, I'm afraid.

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of sfprint
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of aztraz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - fully hazy orange, half finger of head rested at a thin cover
S - tropical citrus, cracker grains, touch of florals and mint
T - very minty with a hint of floral, some grains, its not bad but its definitely strange....
M - light and decently carbonated, a bit of a minerally film on the finish, lightly bitter and dry
O - its definitely drinkable enough, but its just out there enough that its doesn't meet the IPA criteria that i'm looking for in a great brew, but still worth at least a try

Photo of crosenkrantz
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours amber with a large fading head.
Nose shows sweet clean malt along with piny, resinous hops. Also some biscuity malt and herbal notes.
Flavours start with more sweet malt before spicy, piny and resinous hops roll through. Not all that exciting.
Nice medium-high carbonation.

Photo of WillAndSarah
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mmurphy525
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mitlinks
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of mdagnew
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of edugasmtl
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of lgmol
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of SVD
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of bark
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The colour is gold with a tint of orange (25 EBC), the liquid is clear. The firm compact off-white head is two fingers high. It sinks very slowly leaving some lacing.

The smell is raw and a bit frowsy with distinct bitterness, lots of fresh herbs, meats, motor oil and fruit candy.

The taste is smooth and balanced. Hoppy flavours of exotic fruits, citric fruits (bitter oranges, figs, apricots, pineapples) and a touch of butter. Smooth sweetness. Light body. The aftertaste giot growing bitter flavours, making it almost harsh. Bitter fruits: Grapefruits and green bananas. Some flowers and margarine. The finish is quite short with notes of white bread and butter.

The carbonation is medium strong, the mid-sized bubbles long-lived. The liquid is mid-smmoth and a little sticky.

Balanced, but also quite mild lacking depth and body.

Photo of Kmat10
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Bellonc
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of StJamesGate
4.3/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy Sunkist orange with clingy carpet of taupe foam.
Giant nose of overripe clementine, resin, flower nectar and just fresh green hops.
Dough and sugar cookie with soft tangerine, lemon sorbet, and lime curd hops.
Green Starburst finish and long gentle bitterness.
Medium, creamy, clingy.

What a soft touch! Some of the gentlest hop citrus ever in a silky body, but the hit is there even if you don't know it. 60% Myrcene level is no joke. Man, I wanna brew with this hop now.

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Waimea (IPA Is Dead) from BrewDog
81 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.