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Brewdog Mr. President

Rating: 4.1

Another Brewdog offering that is a ‘Tesco exclusive’ from the brewery and one that almost managed to sneak in under the radar for me, I only heard about the beer a couple of weeks ago and initially struggled to find it at some of the smaller Tesco stores in my area. The beer is very likely the same beer as the brewery’s Hardcore IPA that I tried quite some time ago now but have only tried a couple of time since then which is why I’m happy to give the beer another review now, although I’ll keep things relatively short. Given it has been just under five years since I reviewed a bottle of Hardcore IPA, it will also be interesting to see how my palate has changed in that time and whether this one still tastes as good as I thought it did back then.

Brewdog Mr. President

Appearance (4/5): Quite a dark but very clear amber colour that boarders on an orange in colour. It’s topped with quite a large, foamy head that’s an off-white colour that slowly recedes to sit about a centimetre tall and quite wavy looking but still covers the surface well.
Aroma (8/10): Opening up as quite a hoppy offering, there is some nice tropical fruits and pine in the early going with some grapefruit following on behind and keeping things quite bitter. There’s some mango and a little apricot coming through alongside touches of zesty citrus and a few caramel malts that add to the sweetness too. There’s not much alcohol coming through really which was surprising but the fruits seemed to mask them well. Towards the end there was some further sweet malts and sugar but nothing seemed to truly dominate other than the hop bitterness.
Taste (8/10): Quite a bit sweeter in the early going when compared to the nose, the sweet malts and caramel seemed to appear much sooner this time round and were accompanied by an intensely bitter flavour that was full of pine and grapefruit hops. There was quite a bit of tropical fruits in there too with both the mango and apricot coming through from the nose but there was some orange in there too and a couple of floral flavours as well. Further on and there was some bread malts and a few earthy touches but the caramel malts were what dominated with plenty more bitterness down the home straight too.
Palate (4/5): Medium bodied and fairly thick feeling, this one was very bitter from the start with a lot of sweetness off the back of the caramel malts and the tropical flavours that featured throughout. I got some faint citrus that imparted a slight tang on the beer and it had relatively soft carbonation levels as well as a semi-dry, lingering bitter finish.

Overall (18/20): Really nice stuff from Brewdog here, they really do know their stuff when it comes to big, hoppy beers and this one definitely goes down well. It opens with a lot of bitterness and plenty tropical fruits with some solid caramel malts and sweetness following on behind and keeping things very well balanced. There’s some nice mango and apricot popping up throughout the beer without anything really dominating and as a result the alcohol content of the beer is well-masked and it’s an easy one to drink; excellent stuff and one I’ll be picking up again I think.

Brewed In: Fraserburgh, Scotland
Brewery: Brewdog
First Brewed: 2016
Type: Imperial/Double IPA
Abv: 9.2%
Serving: Bottle (330ml)
Purchased: Tesco’s
Price: £2.19

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