Born To Die 17.03.2017 – first tasting

Born to Die is back. Back with its ravishing hop bitterness, bone dry character, and drink-by date

This is a butterfly of a beer, short-lived and beautiful, yet it stings like a bee with its 100IBU hop bitterness and 9.5% alcohol hit.

Born To Die 17.03.2017 is out now and needs to be drunk immediately to get the full smack of aroma from the heady mixture of Amarillo, Simcoe, Mosaic and Citra. The brewer’s say: "With increased strength and body we can throw even more hops at it than ever – Born to Die is a canvas for the flavours brought by Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Mosaic and Citra. We raised the game to truly make Born to Die the juiciest, most resinous Double IPA available in the UK and it sings with lime, orange, pine and cut grass from the moment the bottle is opened. And being Born to Die, that moment should come as quickly as humanly possible – it is at its best the second

Born To Die 17.03.2017 – first tasting

Born to Die is back. Back with its ravishing hop bitterness, bone dry character, and drink-by date

This is a butterfly of a beer, short-lived and beautiful, yet it stings like a bee with its 100IBU hop bitterness and 9.5% alcohol hit.

Born To Die 17.03.2017 is out now and needs to be drunk immediately to get the full smack of aroma from the heady mixture of Amarillo, Simcoe, Mosaic and Citra. The brewer’s say: "With increased strength and body we can throw even more hops at it than ever – Born to Die is a canvas for the flavours brought by Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe, Mosaic and Citra. We raised the game to truly make Born to Die the juiciest, most resinous Double IPA available in the UK and it sings with lime, orange, pine and cut grass from the moment the bottle is opened. And being Born to Die, that moment should come as quickly as humanly possible – it is at its best the second you pick it up."

The moment it came through the door (literally!), our tasters were pouring it.


Here’s what they had to say about Born To Die 17.03.2017.

Patrick Gengler, Beer Sherpa, said:
"My first Born To Die was in this time last year and it was one heck of an experience then. This year’s February iteration has similar characteristics to the first one I had but it is very different. Firstly, it’s got more alcohol, and seemingly more malt character in the beginning. The crazy thing about this version is the journey you take through the hops. It starts with fresh citrus fruits and by the time you swallow, it has turned to cedar and pine resin. The bitterness lingers on for a bit with the fruitiness creeping back in before you take another sip."

 

Gina Rounding, Media Manager, said:
"A clear and pale golden appearance with a short-lived head. On the nose there is an initial sweet and fruity aroma with hints of citrus, followed with a crisp bitterness striking through. A smooth yet creamy texture with minimal carbonation. It tastes wonderfully crisp and fruity which leads to a striking, dry hoppy bitterness which lingers delightfully."

 

Dan Marsham, Digital Design Executive, said:
"This was my first tasting of a Born To Die brew, and I found it to be very fruity on the nose with hints of mango and lychee. The taste started sweet and thick like a dessert wine, but finished with a dry, hoppy punch reminiscent of Brewdog’s Jack Hammer."

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