Practise What You Preach

I have no interest in getting into a pissing match about James Watt's antics - I mean that I literally don't care about Brewdog or their attitudes at all - BUT what I will say is simply this. About 15 years ago when Brewdog started, I had some brief dealings with him, and he was a dick. That's it, no more, no less, but that's the truth. Now back to this beer. This review is based upon a 33 cl bottle that was imported from Belgium. A couple of weeks later I saw 750s of it here in Fort Wayne,...

Bashah

12 oz bottle. Batch 352 which I think says 12/19/10 as the bottled on date, but I bought this way before that so that cannot be correct. My suspicion is that is a best before date. Anyway... Black pour with some brownish highlights. Not much head, very little lace, but it settles to give a spotty, creamy film on the surface. Nose offers plenty of hop character, and it is typically aggressive for the style and the two breweries involved. That carries forward to the taste where the hops could be...

Trashy Blonde

12 oz single courtesy of James all the way from Scotland. many thanks. Beer pours with an impressive rocky, white head which gives some super lace. Body is a slightly hazed, golden pour with mid to low carbonation - a smashing looking beer. Nose gives some typical sweet malts abut also a little white peppery bitterness. The beer drinks very dry with a lack of malt presence for a beer in the English pale Ale category. There is a very stout, Saaz-like, crisp bitterness which gives a little...

Punk IPA

=== Updated review 06/10 === Batch 088, Best Before 27 (or 21)/04/11. 12 oz bottle shipped directly from Scotland by James. Many thanks. Much the same as below. Still very good clarity and a decent amount of fruit amongst the (relatively) highly hopped tastes (at least for an English IPA). The lace is better than I have seen in the past. Still drinks nicely, and although this is NOT my idea of a typical, English version of the style, I style think it's a decent beer. === Original review 09/09...

BrewDog Paradox Speyside (Batch 011) – 1987 Macallan Sherry Cask

11.2 oz bottle, batch 011 best before 12/12/09 apparently hand written on the label. Nice touch. $10.99 from Arbor Place Beverage, Douglasville, GA, USA. Having had at least one beer from BrewDog that I thought was very poor, I was very reluctant to start shelling out this kind of money on a beer that being aged in liquor casks, is simply not my favorite thing. Of course, curiosity eventually got the better of me and I went for the beer in the series that I thought I would enjoy the most; the...

Hardcore IPA

=== Updated Review 11/10 === 12 oz bottle, directly from Scotland sent by James from the brewery. Batch 71 BB: 27-04-11 Immediately it is plain to see that the color is TOTALLY different from two years ago. So much so, that it would be pretty much impossible to identify the two experiences as the same beer. This one is hazed and muddy brown in color. with a frothy head initially that fades quite quickly. Body lacks clarity and is not especially attractive. As before, the main characteristivcs...