BrewDog Indie Pale Ale English Pale Ale at 4.2% ABV | 30 IBU (C$2.99 at Oak & Vine, 500 ml, best before 5-Mar-2019, acquired 29-Sep-2018, reviewed 10-Oct-2018)
Appearance: clear pale gold with one fat finger of fluffy ivory head diminishing gradually to a thin skim and ring, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel & biscuity malt, stewed pear & apple, faint citrus & pine. (5/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, medium duration finish. (3/5)
A bland, lager-ish take on the English Pale Ale style – which, let’s face it, is pretty bland to start with. There’s nothing wrong with this, as such, but there’s not a lot right, making it the least impressive BrewDog offering I’ve tried, by a pretty big margin. If you ask me, it’s a bit of a waste of perfectly good Mosaic hops – though, to be fair, they couldn’t have used all that much of them. What’s worse, though, is their marketing language, portraying this as a clarion call for craft beer. You know what’s a better clarion call for craft beer? Literally every single other beer BD makes.
TL;DR: It’s shite. (12/20)
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