Never Mind The Anabolics | BrewDog

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
A limited-edition beer brewed in honor of the London 2012 Olympics Games that apparently contains 8 ingredients that are banned for professional athletes due to performance enhancing effects; concreatine, guarana, lycii berries, kola nut, Gingko, matcha tea, maca powder.

Added by Todd on 07-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of samEBC
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of jaidenjb
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of rarbring
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A clear amber colored beer. An off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.

Smelling of lemon soda and fruit soup.

Tasting of sweet tropical fruits, cough syrup and then bitter peel.

Medium high carbonation, a foamy texture. A medium body with a coarse dry finish.

Not a winner, despite the doping. A hard-to-get chemical soup, for me at last.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.08/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a nice looking amber color, there was a solid looking white head on top with a great retention to it. There wasn't much lacing at all here. The smell of the beer was floral, with some fruit notes and hops. The taste was something that really interested me. There were a mixture of hops, and fruity notes then out of nowhere a chili pepper zest came into the finish. The malt was creamy tasting. The mouthfeel was smooth, gently carbonated and easy to drink. Overall I thought this beer was really interesting. Whatever that spice was in there that gave off the pepper-like flavors it was awesome, it didn't burn or linger much but just enough to make itself known.

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Photo of dgilks
3.56/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber colour with a smooth and long lasting off white head. Very good head retention.

Classic IPA aroma. Juicy and full of berries and citrus. Nice touch of mango. Light phenolic.

Balanced on the palate with some caramel malt playing against the bitterness of the hops. There is another bitterness in here that I can't define. Nice, moderately light citrus and tropical fruit flavour. Some interesting berry notes as well.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A decent IPA. Nothing spectacular and clearly a gimmick.

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3.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber with tinges of copper and a hint of orange throughout as well. The head is thin and an off-white colour that soon turns to quite a thin lace.

A malty base with pine and malts hops although neither of these came across overly strong. There is some fruit in there as well, mainly some lemon and orange and a few hints of alcohol as well.

Some alcohol, grain and dark fruit flavours that also include a litle orange and citrus notes. There is again some malts and a bit of caramel with some spice and pepper and a background floral taste.

Quite malty and smooth with medium body and a background sweet, fruity feel. Very easy to drink as well.

A nice beer for a slightly more normal take on an IPA but it still packs a bit of a punch at 6.5%. It wasn't great by any means though and I wasn't exactly feeling energized after drinking a glass of the stuff. A nice beer for the novelity factor but probably not one I'd have again.

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Never Mind The Anabolics from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.51 out of 5 with 10 ratings