Review by Rob & Andy
BrewDog says… THE BEER THAT BEGAN A REVOLUTION.
Our scene-stealing flagship is an India Pale Ale that has become a byword for craft beer rebellion; synonymous with the insurgency against mass-produced, lowest common denominator beer. Punk IPA charges the barricades to fly its colours from the ramparts – full-on, full-flavour; at full-throttle.
Layered with new world hops to create an explosion of tropical fruit and an all-out riot of grapefruit, pineapple and lychee before a spiky bitter finish, this is transatlantic fusion running at the fences of lost empires.
Nothing will ever be the same again.
BrewDog is a brand I’ve heard a lot of, they are certainly making seriously loud noises in the craft beer world these days, but this was my first taste of one of their beers.
First thing you notice is the embossed bottle, extra effort made already. Good start.
One of the things that have put me off previously, are the small bottles, a 330ml coke-can size job, point away there.
Reading the descriptions on the bottle and we have some serious chest-beating going on – revitalised a flagging British beer industry. We’ll be the judges of that!
Light amber in colour, with a very fruity aroma, massively fruity to the taste, hints of elderflower in there – huge amounts of flavours, very sweet to the taste. Very refreshing and before I know it, the small bottle has gone.
BrewDog are aiming to be different, they are a fascinating and refreshing company, I’ve spent 20 minutes reading about their, albeit it brief, history and it is a superb story.
Their aim at BrewDog is to not brew run of the mill beers, and this is different, perhaps too sweet for me, however I am intrigued to try the rest of their range – extra points for effort and a good attempt to be different.