And now for the last of the four prototypes from BrewDog. This is the one I have been looking most forward to drinking. Hops Kill Nazis is a red ale with loads of chinook hops.
The color is clear golden brown with some red tones. the head is off-white and has a nice thickness to it. The head laces nicely on the glass as well.
The aroma is very hoppy and fruity. I’m getting some small hints of mint(!) as well which is quite surprising. After a while the malty backbone of the beer shines through with some caramel sweetness.
Rich with hops, as the aroma. The mouth feel of this beer is very smooth! Not too highly carbonated either.
I’m getting grapefruit and some orange flavors, along with some caramel sweetness. I find this beer very well balanced.
When the beer gets a bit warmer I’m also getting some tropical fruits.
The finish is quite harsh up front, but quickly gets more pleasant with a mild bitterness and sweetness from the malts.
I’m having this beer with a home made pizza with a spicy tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, bacon, champignon mushrooms and pesto. This combo worked great actually.
Even though the beer is quite hoppy it’s not to hard on the palate so I don’t think it will overpower a mildly seasoned dish.
This is a well balanced beer with a good punch from the hops and a lovely faint sweetness from the malts. Score: 4.2/5.
And this concludes my BrewDog Prototype reviews. This last beer was by far my favorite of the four. The scores on all four beers are:
- Hops Kill Nazis: 4.2
- Scotch Ale: 3.5
- Blitz!: 3.5
- Prototype 17: 2.9
I welcome the Hops Kill Nazis beer in BrewDog’s assortment in 2012!