Electric India

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Scotland, United Kingdom
IPA - Belgian
3.68 | pDev: 12.23%
Apr 28, 2019
Jul 08, 2013
Electric IndiaElectric India
Notes: One day. One brewery. Seven thousand co-creators. Two hundred brewers. The result? Electric India. This beer is the bastard love child of the craft beer revolution.

An unholy union between a Belgian Saison and an India Pale Ale; democratically brewed by our very own Equity for Punks shareholders.

Electric India is a hoppy saison brewed with fresh orange peel, lashings of heather honey, crushed black pepper corns and enthusiastically hopped with mountains of Amarillo and Nelson Sauvin.

A beer for the people, by the people direct from the craft beer republic of BrewDog.
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Snowcrash000 from Germany

Pours a slightly cloudy pale golden, straw coloration with a medium, foamy head. Smells of light biscuity malt and strong citrus aromas of lime peel, tangerine and grapefruit, some white grape and just a hint of grass and hay. Taste is quite hop-forward, being dominated by citrus notes of lime peel, tangerine, grapefruit and white grape, with some lighter biscuity malt and hints of spicy and slightly fruity yeast esters, with black pepper standing out the most and just a touch of tart green apple/pear. Finishes mildly tart, with a light bitterness and some citrus and white grape notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation.

This actually works quite well for what it is, which is a hoppy Belgian IPA with a mild Saison character. The hops are definitely in the foreground here, but at least the beer is not pretentious about it and there are just enough malty, and slightly tart and estery notes to keep things interesting.

Apr 28, 2019
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3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by vinicole from England

Bottle. Cloudy straw. Quite a thick frothy head. Looks the part.
Lemony aroma. Some yeast. Smells a bit sour.
Rather light on flavour. Reflects the bouquet with some honey and spice. Some dryness apparent.
Highly carbonated and rather stinging on my tongue.

Oct 06, 2017
3.79 by Dave1999 from North Carolina on Sep 20, 2017
3.25 by BdM from Netherlands on Sep 12, 2017
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3.18/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by EmperorBevis from England

Bottled in a bigger 660ml but only 5.2%
Pours a lemon jelly coloured body with big foaming white head that pretty much stays
Sorry but aroma is cheap lager and white pepper
Fruity hops at the front then taffy flavour
Interesting but not convinced

Jul 31, 2017
3.48 by priley from England on Jul 24, 2017
3.5 by mcthfg from Korea (South) on Jul 06, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Spike from England

From a 330ml bottle. 5.2% ABV.
L: Cloudy, dark yellow colour with a massive, open, foaming head. Reasonable retention and some lacing. Streams of bubbles chase up the side of the glass.
S: Lots of yeasty, spicy, citrus notes. Smells sharp and clean.
T: Lemon, honey, spicy Belgian yeast.
F: light body with generous carbonation. Light, dry finish. Hint of sweetness.
O: Very, very smooth. Will be a great summer beer. Much more a Belgian pale ale than a "hoppy saison". The hops are definitely there but they're not as prominent as the marketing blurb implies.

Mar 08, 2017
3.81 by Martine from England on Aug 27, 2016
3.82 by kofukasho from Japan on Aug 15, 2016
3.96 by Foley67 from Scotland on Aug 07, 2016
4.09 by S_McAteer_95 from Ireland on Jul 17, 2016
4.21 by hoponit from New York on Jul 03, 2016
3.6 by bird_soul from Netherlands on Jun 28, 2016
4.85 by leginsh from China on Feb 25, 2016
4 by Kiro from Russian Federation on Nov 11, 2015
4.06 by Songminx2 from Korea (South) on Oct 23, 2015
3.39 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 19, 2015
4 by Burnerdale from Italy on Sep 16, 2015
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4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Marius from Netherlands

Reviewing the 2015 5.2% version of the beer, which is, apparently, different from the older versions.

The pour is hazy yellow with a very tall head (tripel-style) with decent retention. The smell is dominated by flower and citrus notes, along with kneaded dough and the characteristic smell of Belgian yeast. The taste is exactly what was advertised, a hoppy saison. Notes of citrus and tropical fruits do well to complement the honey, spicy and bitter notes of the saison. Light body with medium carbonation. Bitter-sweet aftertaste.

Aug 23, 2015
3.85 by jkhara12 from England on Jul 20, 2015
3.65 by anvilx from Texas on Jun 24, 2015
3.88 by mytu420 from Romania on Jun 20, 2015
3.57 by Sam-VW from England on Jun 08, 2015
3.81 by Diogorc from Brazil on Jun 03, 2015
3.55 by WesM63 from Ohio on May 21, 2015
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Oakenator from Pennsylvania

Nicely hopped saison - bright, floral flavors.

May 15, 2015
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3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

[This entry is for the 2015 5.2% release of Electric India. -- "Re-brewed as a spring seasonal, this beer – which appeared originally as an Equity Punk shareholder creation – retains its trademark spicy, fruity edge. A perfect blend of Belgian saison and US IPA, crushed peppercorns and heather honey are also added to give a genuinely unique beer."

From a bottle in Edinburgh.

Fairly strong floral and fruity aroma.
Hard style to get right but BrewDog nails this. Very drinkable. Minimal funk is mostly evident only in the aroma.
Seems to have some teaberry flavor! (probably due in part to having peppercorns in the ingredients, and in part to the yeast).

Apr 27, 2015
3.38 by craftbeersweden from Sweden on Apr 14, 2015
3.97 by stephenlee from England on Apr 12, 2015
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Apr 11, 2015
4.02 by Dentist666 from Russian Federation on Mar 07, 2015
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4.37/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Rwalford74 from Australia

Clean and very refreshing on a hot day. Very much up to the expected standard from Brewdog

Mar 01, 2015
4.21 by NightINgale from Russian Federation on Feb 13, 2015
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4.11/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by RickyS from Germany

Poured into pint glass, looks very clear with moderate carbonation and quickly dissipating head. Smells very pleasant, orange peels are immediate, followed by all sorts of fruits: mango, pineapple passion fruit with a sweet malty background. Hops are only in the background. The fruitiness is also very present on the palate with a dry finish. Moderate carbonation and a medium body. Nice.

Jan 25, 2015
3.92 by Poupae from Thailand on Jan 21, 2015
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3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by bark from Sweden

The colour is straw yellow (5 EBC), the liquid is clear. The finger thick white head quickly sinks down to a thin lid.

The smell is yeasty with hints of soap, spices, lime, pineapples, white currant, orange peel and fresh bread.

The taste is loaded with phenolic spices and clean passing bitterness. Lots of mixed fruits: Gooseberries, orange peels, grapefruit, kiwi fruits and some pineapples. Clean hints of soap. Medium to full body. The aftertaste got notes of citric fruits, green bananas and gooseberries. Hints of apricots and smooth bitterness. The finish is clean with mild spices and green fruits.

The carbonation is quite mild, the large bubbles are short-lived. The liquid is smooth and a little thick.

A pleasant and relaxed Belgian IPA/hoppy saison.

Dec 10, 2014
3.5 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Dec 04, 2014
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Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 81 ratings