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Dana (IPA Is Dead) - BrewDog

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16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 45
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 7.6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dgilks on 05-10-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by flyingpig:
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2.81/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle:
Hazy orange amber, 0.5cm head that turns to a soapy lacing with some on the side of the glass.

Pine hops and a touch of citrus with some background floral notes and malty base that is slightly earthy and there is a hint of garlic towards the tail end that isn't that noticeable but nonetheless quite strange. Some lemon too.

Malty hops taste with citrus and pine. Earthy taste and some light, bitter hops that are soft with some floral flavours following with hints of tropical fruits towards the end.

Smooth with a citrus tang and a light medium body that has moderate carbonation. There is some earthy bitterness and a tiny bit of sweetness.

This one was one of the worst Brewdog beers I've had in some time. A pretty average taste, a poor smell and a terrible mouthfeel all added up to a pretty forgettable IPA, hopefully the next one in the series is a step up from this one. (897 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of innominat
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of biboergosum
3.02/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

330ml bottle. Nice to see a single hop series from this hop-crazy UK brewery. Kind of weird though, how this arrives to we in western Canada via a Swedish importer, bottle translations and all.

This beer pours a hazy, dark muddled burnt orange hue, with two hefty fingers of somewhat puffy, but mostly caked dirty white head, which leaves some nice drooping spectral lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of a muddled pine resin and orange/grapefruit pith hop bitterness, softly bready caramel malt, and a further floral, musty forest floor detritus organic essence. The taste is really not all that IPA-like, with a sort of up-front mash of lawn-clippings and fresh autumn leaves, and a sour-ish bready caramel malt. More like a bland experimental pale ale, really.

The bubbles are fairly restrained and not really that noticeable after a wee spell, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and smooth, kind of, as the musty pithiness from the hops bleeds through in a wan party crashing manner. It finishes off-dry, I guess, but still replete with that bland, chalky, musty 'hoppiness'.

Well, as an experiment this particular offering has succeeded - it's shown me what the heretofore unknown Dana hop can do. On the flip side, in the actual beer sense, this has also shown me that this hop has no business being near an IPA - on its own, especially, and likely not recommended to play with others, as well. (1,436 characters)

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of sfprint
3.35/5  rDev -2%

Photo of aztraz
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - fully hazy dark mustard golden, thumb of white head retained at a half finger with decent lacing
S - hints of lemon lime citrus, raw pale grains, touch of leafs and a slightly sour aroma
T - funky sour citrus, grainy, musty, a minerally thing going on, its definitely different
M - medium body, gets slightly thin and sour, dry mustiness on the finish
O - its not a bad brew but its definitely a different kind of IPA, not really my jam but I can appreciate the intent of the single hop idea (495 characters)

Photo of crosenkrantz
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.89/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Pours amber with a large head.
Nose shows herbal hops, spicy notes, caramel and great cookie dough-like malt notes.
Similar flavours, more herbal, earthy and spicy hops along with more of the cookie dough malt. Some booze shows.
Could use more carbonation. (256 characters)

Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of mmurphy525
3.25/5  rDev -5%

Photo of godzillalad
2.7/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Quite malty and very dull hop flavor

Lots of complex flavors that last linger in your mouth but none that were too appealing.

If mixed with a fruity hop could be very interesting.

It's a bit stupid that reviews need to be of a certain length.... (249 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
2.25/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of MrHyde1886
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of edugasmtl
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of leitmotif
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of lgmol
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of janubio
3.94/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330 ml. bottle, dirty hazy golden colour, with a normal head that leaves a small lace. Smell of citrus, coriander, tropical fruits. Harsh on the palate, sticky, taste of citrus, caramel, tropical fruits and some spices. Not too different to Eldorado or Dana. Good. (264 characters)

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of bark
2.47/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

The colour is gold-red (25 EBC), the liquid got some chill haze. The beige compact head sinks down rather quickly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is strong, almost acrid with powerful bitter flavours, orange peels, sour white grapes, butterscotch, butter essence, and earthy mouldering notes. Hints of alcohol and solvents.

The taste is sharp with exotic fruits, wax crayons, dried flowers and minerals. The bitterness is strong and fading. Medium to full body. Earthy and fruity notes in the aftertaste. Oranges, grapefruits, pineapples. Strong raw alcohol flavours and some solvents. The finish is harsh with detergents and dried exotic fruits.

The carbonation is strong with lots of small sharp bubbles, the liquid is mid-smooth.

Technically, this beer lacks off-flavours, but the hops are all over the place with sharp raw notes. It might gain of some cellaring which is odd for an IAP. (910 characters)

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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

Photo of Mattias
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of rogerdandy
3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Howlader
2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pale amber with clingy off white forth.
Herbal, crushed leaf nose that recalls lemon balm and a bit of mint - bright, fresh, unique.
Toasted hazelnuts and sour caramel then earthy, tobacco leaf, and barky hops.
Orange cocoa hard candy finish (?!) and tart linger.
Crisp, light-med, a bit oily.

Smells better than it tastes. Some vegetal and lemon notes over the usual Noble (this is a Hallertau Magnum descedent) notes. BrewDog site says musty spice, I could see that.

Interesting, even if I don't need to taste this hop again. (529 characters)

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Dana (IPA Is Dead) from BrewDog
80 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.