10 Heads High | BrewDog

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Loosely based on our 2011 Prototype beer Hops Kill Nazis, 10 Heads High is a 7.8% Imperial Red Ale loaded with American Hops. Think of it as an Imperial India Red Ale or a super-charged version of 5am Saint.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 11
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3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glasgow (£3.60):
Red to caramel brown, 0.5cm bubbly head that is off-white to light tan & settles as a tiny bit of patchy lacing.

A very strong, hoppy aroma that is loaded with caramel and malts as well as a whole host of fruity notes. There is some juicy tropical fruit smells with a pine and citrus helping out as well. Nothing overly complex, just a solid & good smelling beer.

Strong hops with the pine and tropical fruits from the nose coming through plus some grapefruit and more citrus flavours. There is some mango and the beer tastes refreshing for a moment until the bitter hops hit right at the end.

Slightly chewy with soft carbonation and a light medium body. The beer is incredibly bitter and although refreshing to begin with the beer ends up a little dry and with a alcohol laced finish that is very bitter.

Quite nice and has a good hop character as well as a very bitter, in your face taste that grabs your attention straight away. Probably not a go to beer but one that would be worth having again for sure.

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4.16/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a slim 330ml brown bottle, not bottle-conditioned; BB 26/04/2014, served mildly chilled in a short-stemmed goblet. Tasted alongside Green Flash, Hop Head Red (GF), an American take on the "Red India Pale Ale" style.

Appearance: pours a clear, bright reddish copper colour, the carbonation comes rather quiet, while the beige beer head retreats to a very thin layer to last throughout the drink.
Smell: caramely, freshly lychee-ish, sour-sweet prune-ish, sweet citric, more fruity hoppy than GF on balance, while the maltiness remains the second fiddle to the main hoppy theme.
Taste: lightly effervescent, the foretaste is flower-estery, nutty, caramel malty, bitter-sweet tea-ish, with a lovely mildly spicy bite in the middle, then the undertones of pears, pine, sweetened citrus peels, bitter nuts, and earthy dark-tea tannins all converge to deliver a fruity, malty, tannic, bitter-sweet finish. Not extremely bitter to be exact, but sufficiently so to prolong the lengthy enjoyment of hops on top of a decent nutty & caramel malt body.
Mouthfeel & Overall: more like an IPA than GF, this is a balanced, hoppy, and deliciously resinous, highly hopped red-coloured ale coming with more of a body and depth than GF overall, maybe due to the freshness factor. Recommended.

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10 Heads High from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 11 ratings