Indie Pale Ale

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Scotland, United Kingdom
IPA - English
Ranked #138
Ranked #28,984
3.17 | pDev: 16.09%
Mar 25, 2022
Mar 17, 2018
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4 by FZR23 from Romania on Mar 25, 2022
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2.17/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by qrazvan from Romania

Tap water with some hints of hops. To be avoided at all costs!

Nov 14, 2021
3.5 by paulish from New York on Jan 12, 2021
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by elnachooo from Spain

De cuerpo y carbonatación media, con un cordón de espuma de retención promedio. Aroma herbáceo y lúpulo. En boca es ligera con un sabor afrutado y floral delicioso.

Sep 08, 2020
3.25 by shigg85 from Japan on Jul 06, 2020
4.11 by Askala from Spain on May 16, 2020
3.25 by mpenske from California on Mar 30, 2020
3.79 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Jan 13, 2020
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3.08/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by Chucklechaz from Virginia

I purchased a variety pack while in London, UK. The 4.2 % makes for an easy to drink beer but this is barely a pale ale. Being easy to drink is fine, but there isn’t much flavor here for me aside from what I’d say is a slightly unpleasant aftertaste. I think a lot of people who drink Budweiser, coors or similarly weak beers will find this to be a good change of pace, but craft beers snobs will run away screaming.

Nov 22, 2019
1.55 by Macamah from England on Oct 13, 2019
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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by FLima from Brazil

Light amber color with a thick head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of lychees, mild biscuit and floral hops.
Flavor with notes of biscuit malt, grapefruit, mild caramel, tangy and floral hops and white grapes. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Rounded English Pale Ale with nice floral and citrusy notes.

Sep 27, 2019
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4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jonb5 from England

Third of a litre at the Celle Bierfest.

A: Golden, hazy, thick foamy head, left lots of lacing.

S: Cascade hop dominated.

T: Grapefruit, lime, lots of character for the low adv.

M: Smooth texture, low carbonation.

O: Good sessionable pale ale, seemed stronger than the low abv

Jul 05, 2019
3.06 by Dazka from Italy on Jun 03, 2019
4.13 by F_riedrich from Germany on May 29, 2019
3 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2019
3.32 by Eltrandos from France on Mar 12, 2019
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2.77/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75
by ozorgnax from Greece

Pours yellow/orange with a medium white head. Aroma is malt with some hints of citrus fruit. Taste is flat, some malt and vague hops. Feels a lot more like a lager than a pale ale. Disappointing for a Brewdog.

Feb 08, 2019
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2.95/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

Couple months from its BB date but tastes stale....... avoid

Jan 29, 2019
3 by aztraz from Sweden on Jan 24, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by matuto from Brazil

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

Dec 31, 2018
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3.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by josanguapo from Spain

30 Dic 2018. 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. Avg 2.25

19 Septiembre 2020. Nueva etiqueta. De Hipercor. En copa Teku. En almuerzo, con entrecot con papas fritas. Mejor de lo que la recordaba, con un perfil maltoso agradable recuerda más a una lager que a una ale. Muy"crisp" y sessionable

Dec 30, 2018
3.59 by Dudler from Germany on Dec 18, 2018
4.05 by yaron73 from Israel on Dec 05, 2018
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3.39/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Sigmund from Norway

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.

Nov 21, 2018
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3.42/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

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.

Oct 13, 2018
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2.69/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
by AxlSkull from France

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

Sep 30, 2018
2.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Sep 29, 2018
3.14 by windowside from Germany on Sep 26, 2018
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3.53/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

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.

Sep 08, 2018
2.99 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Sep 02, 2018
2.93 by desint from Belgium on Aug 23, 2018
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2.68/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1
by monkist from Hungary

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.

Aug 12, 2018
2.92 by Giangio from Italy on Aug 09, 2018
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2.74/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
by rex_4539 from Greece

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.

Aug 04, 2018
3.18 by Tschude from Switzerland on Jul 24, 2018
2.99 by icemanls4 from Switzerland on Jul 23, 2018
3.65 by Oleg85 from Russian Federation on Jul 20, 2018
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2.65/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by Spike from England

330ml can.
L: Clear, dark gold colour with some carbonation and a thick, fluffy, white head.
S: Faint malt but mainly nothing.
T: Semi-sweet, light malt and a hint of lemony hops. Weak flavour profile overall. The lack of hops and the use of very light malt results in a glass of not much.
F: Light body, almost watery.
O: Not sure what the purpose of this beer is from what is normally a decent brewery. Lacks aroma, flavour & body. Not up to scratch. (Def not an IPA - the ‘Indie’ refers to Scottish independence - more like a sub-par session ale).

Jul 08, 2018
2.5 by BdM from Netherlands on Jul 05, 2018
Indie Pale Ale from BrewDog
Beer rating: 75 out of 100 with 51 ratings