Beer Review: FLYING DOG BREWDOG INTERNATIONAL ARMS RACE ZERO IBU IPA

Beer Review: FLYING DOG BREWDOG INTERNATIONAL ARMS RACE ZERO IBU IPA
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DAN Beer ReviewsFlying Dog BrewerySpiced/Herbed/Vegetable Beer0

Flying Dog International Arms Race: Zero IBU IPA

Flying Dog Brewery and BrewDog engage in the International Arms Race with their Zero IBU IPA, a battle of brewing arts that defies the norm of standard collaborations. The uniqueness lies in each brewery crafting its own version of the beer, guided only by common ingredients. The quest for a Zero IBU IPA leads them to use spearmint, bay leaves, rosemary, juniper berries, and elderflower as substitutes for the traditional bitterness imparted by hops.

Tasting Experience

Appearance: The brew pours a hazy yellow gold, crowned with a white cap of head.

Aroma: A peculiar mix of Wrigley chewing gum, alternating between double mint and big red, with intermittent notes of dog shampoo.

Taste: Unusual flavors dominate, reminiscent of Selson Blue, pine, earth, and a lingering essence of mint.

Mouthfeel: With a medium-bodied profile, the beer offers a somewhat typical texture.

Overall Verdict

In the grand International Arms Race of brewing, the outcome is less than triumphant. Rather than a victorious celebration, this concoction proves to be barely drinkable. Even for enthusiasts of spiced/herbed vegetable beer, the experience falls disappointingly short. The BrewDog version, it seems, fares no better, bringing an abrupt halt to the tasting notes and leaving a less-than-satisfying impression. In this “Race” or “War,” it appears that no one emerges as a winner; instead, we are left with a collective sense of losing out on an enjoyable beer experience.