Brewdog – Tesco Finest American Double IPA

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Brewery: BrewDog / @BrewDog

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 9.2%

Purchased From: Three guesses maybe two too many.

Pouring and Look: Dark bronzed copper as I imagine David Dickinson’s ball bag to look. The head is slightly tan in colour which again is what I imagine David’s Dickinson to look like.

Smell: As you’d imagine you’re initially presented with the strong bitterness from the hops, I was however, surprised by the lack of the sharp citrus to the smell. Instead you’re given a malty, sweet, sugary, marmalade base. Bringing this all togeather is a soft, almost subtle boozy smell.

Taste: The taste is a nice meeting of the hoppy bitterness meeting a nice caramel malt base. Over the top of malt base you have the burnt sugar, marmalade taste. The hops are more floral than citrus.

Thoughts: It’s been a year or two since I’ve had this and I have to say I was a little disappointed. When I first drank this I really loved it, I thought it was full of flavour and extreme. Drinking it now I thought it was a nice tasting beer but nothing special which is where the feeling of disappointment comes from. Maybe this beer represents, in beer form, why I’m not on Facebook. I’m a firm believer that you shouldn’t actively go seeking your past out, you loose touch with people for a reason but Facebook allows you to reconnect with people who should be proverbially/metaphorically or even physically dead to you. Reconnecting with them years after you last saw them is destroying you illusion of the past and in the end you end up realising that Facebook friend #456836 is a complete shit and your memory of them was completely wrong or right.

Tonight I’ve realised that the beer which I thought was the cool guy at all the parties is in fact today a normal guy who’s pleasant enough but you wouldn’t want him coming around to your house unexpectedly or even knowing where your house is.