Russian Doll (8%) | BrewDog

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Russian Doll (8%)Russian Doll (8%)

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Russian Doll is our latest fantastic voyage into the essence of beer. This time we've used the same malts, hops and yeast - the difference is down to the ABV.

There’s a great complexity when trying the beers side by side - the aromas & flavours from the malts differ widely as you might expect, but the hops also present differently from style to style as well.

The labels feature exclusive artwork by Esther McManus.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 17
Photo of bark
3.39/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The colour is gold, the liquid almost clear. The two finger head is orange-beige. Some lacing occurs.

The grand smell is loaded with exotic fruits, grapefruits and a dense sweetness with some marzipan.

The taste is dense and thick. Clean big sweetness, lots of resin/tree sap. Dried exotic fruits, toffee and butterscotch. Medium to full body. The aftertaste got distinct notes of citric marmalade, hard butterscotch candy and a growing fruity bitterness. The long finish got notes of orange sweets, sweet malt and a smooth bitterness.

The carbonation is smooth, the bubbles large. The liquid is sticky.

Not a bad DIPA, it was probably even better fresh (I had it when it was some six months old).

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Photo of flyingpig
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Brewdog online shop:
This one is quite a refreshing and very drinkable double IPA, if I'm honest it actually seems more like a regular American IPA to be but I'll trust Brewdog on this, they know their IPA's after all. The beer has quite a good balance with a nice hop filled flavour with some good tropical fruits coming through and the caramel right at the end seen things out well.

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Photo of Dentist666
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into snifter.
Reddish amber in color with white head diminishing to a ghost ring on the top.
Classic citrusy, resiny notes in aroma
Taste is rather sweet, not so hoppy, caramel notes medium-bodied, alcohol well-hidden, good drinkability. Not viscous, refreshing DIPA

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Russian Doll (8%) from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 17 ratings