Now this is an awesome IPA from Brewdog, pours crisp and clean with hardly any head. It’s easy to gulp or sip if you prefer to enjoy your beer. Be careful this has an abv of 9.2% and with how light it is you could be falling down before you know it. First sip is of caramel malts then into the darker malt and hoppiness. It finishes crisp with a slight taste of booze.
Another ABA or American black ale, at almost six bucks I was a little hesitant to buy this. I have had most of the brewdog offering that are available to me. Considering their brewery is in Scotland I feel privileged to have had 4 of their 65 beers. I am more than familiar with Stone so the gargoyle on the bottle made me curious what concoction lay before me. Properly chilled this beer pours really thick, it is only slightly carbonated as they intended. First taste is a dramatic mix of malt and floral hops quite the experience. Mid taste that same flavor deepens and widens expressing an interesting play across you palate its really heavy yet smooth and creamy. The roasted flavor really sticks with you when you are done. This is a fantastic collaboration, I look forward to any future offerings.
I usually have nothing to say but nice things about these fellas, however I think this IPA misses the mark. It’s a decent beer but to me it really doesn’t have a lot of IPA characteristics other than having a lot of hops. It’s muddy a mixture of malts went into this and blurred the line on being an IPA. At 6% it’s a solid drinking all day mowing the lawn beer but if you’re looking for an IPA from Brewdog get the Hardcore IPA.