Indie Pale Ale | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by West_Chester_Ale_Tester on 03-17-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
10
Ratings:
31
pDev:
14.75%
 
 
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of matuto
4.12/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light body, refreshing and with subtle earthiness and and a bit of citric hops.

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Photo of josanguapo
2.24/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

De club del Gourmet del Corte Ingles de Nervion. En copa Teku. En almuerzo, con sopa de fideos. Si bien en nariz tenia al principio alguna nota lupulada agradable, en boca impera excesiva limpieza, aguado y puntito a detergente industrialoide

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Photo of Dudler
3.59/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yaron73
4.05/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sigmund
3.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

500 ml can, from Bunnpris Sauda. ABV is 4.2%. Slightly hazy pale golden colour, large white head. Moderate aroma of citrus and tropical fruits. The flavour is too bland, but has some fruit and very moderate bittering hops. Not bad though, but has very little to do with an IPA.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
3.42/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly cloudy deep amber coloration with a small, fizzy head and slightly visible carbonation. Not a lot going on in the nose, just some faint biscuity malt and citrus hops. Taste is similar, with not too intense, but nicely balanced biscuity malt and citrus hops: grapefruit, tangerine dominating. Some lighter notes of grains and grass as well, perhaps the merest hint of pine. Finishes with a light/medium bitterness and some zesty tangerine lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a light/medium body and medium carbonation. While this may not be great, I really don't think it's as bad as people make it out here. Decent Pale Ale with a good balance of biscuity malt and citrus hops. Perhaps a little light-bodied and grainy, but really not that bad for the price.

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Photo of AxlSkull
2.69/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

This has to be the weakest Ipa I ever had, no smell no flavors no lasting taste.

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Photo of Mattias
2.75/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of windowside
3.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can - so what you're telling me is, this product is independent?

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some pitted limestone wall pattern lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of bready and crackery cereal malt, an estery yeastiness, faint lemony citrus notes, and some tame leafy, weedy, and dank piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, some muddled domestic citrus fruitiness, ethereal yeast, some damp minerality, and more understated earthy, musty, and floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite laid-back in its innocuous-seeming frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and generally smooth, with nothing really causing any sort of concern at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the fading malt presiding.

Overall - yeah, this comes across as a typical dumbed-down IPA, and pale ale, for that matter. No real off-flavours like I see mentioned in previous reviews, but that's cold consolation. This offering was surprisingly inexpensive, so that might explain part of it, but I've had way worse beer for way more money, so there is a silver lining, I suppose.

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Photo of Silke_Neryn
2.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of desint
2.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of monkist
2.68/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1

After having seen the review of this beer by the Real Ale Guide, I wanted to see if it's really as disappointing as he said. I know he is quite critical about how BrewDog is recently perhaps not without a reason. On the other hand, I only know BrewDog for about 4-5 years and with this superficial knowledge I don't notice any change in the quality of their brews - actually I have found their beers quite pleasant so far, almost without an exception.
But this time he was right. It is really surprise how disappointing this is. A weak, low mediocre, sour English bitter, no craft, nothing special, no real reason to drink this.
And no real reason to review it. The only question is how/why BrewDog had to make such a low quality beer... if this is the future if BD, then this might easily be the end. This is no punk, no craft, no nothing. Just pure disappointment.

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Photo of Giangio
2.92/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of rex_4539
2.74/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

L: Quite clear amber color, two finger white head, nice lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Malty, hoppy.

T: Malty, hoppy, watery.

F: Extremely light and watery.

O: Very poor offering.

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Photo of Tschude
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of icemanls4
2.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Oleg85
3.65/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spike
2.57/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

339ml can.
L: Clear, light amber colour with some carbonation and a thick, fluffy, white head.
S: Nothing.
T: Faintly resinous, semi-sweet, weak flavour overall. Low hop, all malt. Tastes cheap.
F: Moderate bitterness, light body, watery.
O: Not sure what the purpose of this beer is. Tastes like a cheap, mass-produced version of a craft ale. Not up to scratch.

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Photo of BdM
2.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.32/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Canned in a crafty craft can
pours a barley sugar coloured body with big thick sticking foamy white head
battery acid lemonade aroma
a big slice of grapefruit that then dissolves with not enough bitter finish or mal backbone

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Photo of tottel
2.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of samEBC
2.98/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of S_McAteer_95
3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hayley_86
2.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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Indie Pale Ale from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 31 ratings