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Goldings (IPA Is Dead) - BrewDog

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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 13.96%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dgilks on 05-05-2013)
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4/5  rDev +14%

Troublebar, Feb 10, 2014
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innominat, May 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

fionn13, Jun 23, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle, the last of this neat 4-pack of single-hop offerings, dubbed 'IPA is Dead', in Brewdog fashion, of course.

This beer pours a cloudy, murky medium apricot amber hue, with two fingers of wanly puffy, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some loosely webbed lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells like a veritable ESB - not surprisingly, I suppose, given the hop we're dealing with here - pungently leafy, a bit citrusy, and certainly edgy, with a decent supportive caramel-tinged pale malt backbone. The taste is more sassy, almost astringent leafy hops, with a dry rind orange and lemon citrus twinge, a touch of wet pine needles, some faint flinty mineral notes, and an understated, but still prominent pale grainy maltiness.

The bubbles are a tad frothy, but pretty much understated, the body a so-so medium weight, and smooth enough, given the pricks and prods of the heady hop(s). It finishes off-dry, barely, as the malt makes a bit of a comeback, but not enough to overtake the floral, citrusy, leafy hop headliner.

By far the best of this particular lot - the hops actually, um, tasting good? Beyond that, they do represent a familiar beer meme, that of the aforementioned ESB, but one obviously coincidental in nature, as Goldings must be a part of that venerable style (which, by the by, is not the proclaimed IPA here). And even further, everything else just seems to work together, unlike the rest of its single-hop siblings thus far.

biboergosum, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Ciocanelu, Aug 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

aztraz, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

joemcgrath27, Jan 20, 2014
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3.26/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours amber with a small head.
Nose shows earthy, spicy and herbal hops along with some sweet clean malt underneath.
Similar flavours. Earthy herbal hops in abundance with some soft malt underneath that fails to match the bold, sharp bitterness.
Carbonation seems a little sharp.

CrazyDavros, Sep 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

BrazilianAussie, Dec 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

mmurphy525, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap. Nonic glass @ Animal Bar (Madrid). Brass color, veiled appearance. White froth creates creamy crown leaving rocky spots on sides. Earthy & floral aromas rounded by slight citric hues. Malty mouthfeel & kind but intense bitterness. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Sharp hoppiness lingers into a long bitter finish.

GONZALOYANNA, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14%

MrHyde1886, May 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

edugasmtl, Jul 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

leitmotif, Feb 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

lgmol, Jul 26, 2013
Photo of janubio
3.81/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330 ml. bottle, Pretty deep and a bit hazy golden colour, with a big head that leaves a compact lace and a cloak on the surface. Smell of tropical fruits, citrus, pine, apricot. Medium body, oily and lively palate, with bubbles playing in your tongue. Taste of tropical fruits, some citrus and caramel, earthy with a dry but with a hint of sweetness finish.

janubio, Feb 10, 2014
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3.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The colour is gold-orange (27 EBC), the liquid sis hazy. The finger thick head quickly sinks down to a thick off-white lid, leaving no lacing.

The smell is a bit chemical with notes of hay, grass and buttery flowers. Some (semi-tart) bitterness, hints of plastic and rubber. Strong candy-like sweetness, hints of chloride.

The taste is bitter, it is more powerful than I had expect. Grass, hay, straw. Buttercups, dandelions and other floral flavours.
The aftertaste is smooth with notable alcohol, bitter hops, dandelions and hay. The finish is semi-bitter with even more flowers and a touch of bitter herbs.

The carbonation is medium strong, the small long-lived bubbles are sharp. The liquid is mid-smooth.

More bitterness than expected. Apart from that, this one got the expeted Goldings flavours.

bark, Sep 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Kmat10, Oct 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

Mattias, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Howlader, Jul 30, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale bronze with loose white froth that speckles.
Typically English hop nose: woody and orangey.
Toffee and orange with surprisingly oily rind hoppiness.
Aromatic oil finish and tingly rind linger.
Med-light, chewy, good cling.

Nothing shocking, but as good an example of Goldings as you'll find. Ramps up to the higher IBUs well, though I'm not sure I believe 75. Job done.

StJamesGate, May 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.5%

SimonTja, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle poured into tulip 18/8/13

A murky dark orange liquid with enough clarity to see a few bubbles and chunks of sediment, finger of foam stick around for a few sips leaving lots of random lace

S herbal and citric, some bread and toffee with just a hint of booze

T rind comes out and more toffee, herbal notes are still there and some spicy notes join the mix

M medium bodied with enough bubbles to fluff it up, rind and toffee on the finish

O not a bad single hop and probably my favorite for my mixed pack

overall I'd say my IPA is Dead mixed pack was a little disappointing, I had to buy on but its expensive and I wouldn't buy another

wordemupg, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

330ml bottle purchased from the brewery with the rest of the series.

Pours a noticeably hazed burnished golden colour (interestingly, there has been some considerable difference in the level of clarity in the series), with a filmy top of off-white that stays persistent at the edges, but mediocre otherwise. Lacing is good and the carbonation is fine. Overall, it looks good, but certainly inferior to some of the other ones I've had.

Smell is very pleasant. Herbal, tight and clean, with a vegetative overtone and pleasant crisp, oily hop character. Malt provides a slightly powdery sweetness that mingled with the vegetative hops reminds me of poster paint. Some bright carbonation and mineral characters complete the picture. It's really quite pleasant.

Taste is also good. Slight biting citrus character (surprisingly, I'm getting mandarin on this one—as I've done with others in the series), slightly peppery, with a chewed eucalyptus bite, a little more vegetation and a vaguely medicinal finish. Feel is very smooth, but light, working with the subtle fragrances of the hops.

Very good stuff. If anything, it just underlined that I'm a big fan of EKG—the EKG Mikkeller SHIPA was my pick of that series. I think this is pipped in this series by Waimea (and potentially El Dorado as well), but it has a lot to offer, and it really showcases what an excellent hop Goldings can be.

lacqueredmouse, Jul 02, 2013
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Goldings (IPA Is Dead) from BrewDog
80 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.