BrewDog Juggernaut Imperial IPA

There are times when I wonder if I allow the name of the Brewer on the can or bottle to help form my opinion of the beer inside. I do not want to be that guy. I want to judge every beer based on how good or bad that beer is. The problem is that these guys have produced some darn good beer, so I expect more good beer. Is that wrong?

The slightly hazy orange beer releases an impressively large head that leaves lacing as it boils away down to a soft, thin pillow of bubbles. The aroma is citrus fruits, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, orange, and I'm sure some other things. The key to this is: we're looking at fruit.

First sip is not quite as fruit heavy as the smell was. Instead, we get loads of fruit, don't get me wrong, but the malt has taken charge of the bitterness with a biscuit warmth that coddles the fruits and makes the beverage much more interesting as a result. I could see sipping on this on the deck on a warm summer's day. But I'm not here to sip, am I?

Tip-in is a very sweet fruits, tropical and citrus. These fruits give way to a middle that is absolutely sublime. It's got the caramel malt, the biscuits, the mango, the orange, the Star fruit, the pineapple, and even some pine right on the outside. The finish is an abrupt end to the joy with its haze of bitterness that starts to cloud the fruit basket of fun, but fun this is!

Bottom Line: Holy crap in my liking BrewDog.



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