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Friday, October 09, 2009

Drink of the Week: BrewDog Atlantic IPA

Like a siren song luring a ship captain, this IPA had us at first sip. From the venturesome Scottish brewers known for aging their beers in old whisky casks comes this strapping IPA (8.5% ABV) that was not only aged in barrels, but did so at sea, spending two months aboard a fishing boat in the North Atlantic. Gimmicky? Maybe, but this IPA lives up to the hype. Aromas of English hops and malt quickly unfold into layered flavors of toasty caramel, tobacco and a hint of salt, and finish with lingering barrel notes of vanilla, bourbon and spice. Try it with roasted veggies, mashed potatoes or chicken pot pie. It may be a bit pricey, but if you're in the mood for a little indulgence, this bold beer fits the bill perfectly.
$35 for 330 ml., bierkraft.com