Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1612   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Bottle: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Also sold as Tesco Finest American Double IPA
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Crystal malt, Caramalt; Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe hops. Dry Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe. IBU 150
This Imperial India Pale Ale Rocks... Hardcore! But don’t feel obliged to take our word for it, this little bottle has a grandiloquent story to tell. 2,204 malted Maris Otter grains gave all they had to offer the world to provide the robustly delicate toffee malt canvas for the ensuing epic. 4 Hop Cones willingly sacrificed themselves in fiery cauldron that is our brew kettle to ensure your mouth is left feeling punished and puckering for more. 9,900,000,000 yeast cells frantically fermented their little hearts out as the sugars were magically turned into alcohol in the dark depths of our fermentation tanks. 2 humans and 1 canine companion are relatively happy with the results
Note this is for the new petrol blue coloured labels with white lettering, which is 9.2%. Ratings for the older bottles with with bright blue label and black lettering should go under the first edition.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jhtipton (11) - Keysville, Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2012
Wow. Like a Stone Ruination in a kilt. Had no idea something like this could come from somewhere other than California. Picked this up in Seville in a multipack of several other heavy hitters and really enjoyed it. Wonderful head retention and lacing. Pouts a murky orange in my smitten and smells of sweet fruits and pine and grapefruit. Nice and sweet taste. Full bodied and the ABV is well hidden. Overall an excellent UK craft beer and something I will seek out again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Acid303 (659) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - MAR 4, 2012
Dark orange colour with a medium-small white head. Quite bitter as expected with citric notes. Minimal sweetness. Very good Double IPA, a must taste product.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mortlach (1852) - Rome, ITALY - MAR 4, 2012
12/10/2011 Bir&Fud Bottega (330ml bottle). Bevuta con Pippi al Mad For Beer e ribevuta al Bir&Fud Bottega. Ambrata carica, leggermente torbida, leggera schiuma bianco porca con venature giallognole, poco persistente. Naso complesso, malto, luppolo, note agrumate e di pesca. In bocca ha un attacco di malto caramellato, quindi č amara, molto amara, molto persistente. Birra complessa, di gran corpo, carbonazione corretta. Ottima Double IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1131) - SCOTLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Tesco bottling. Big robust flavour packed brew, rich heady hoppy aroma, really well balanced for such a high ABV, great stuff!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
pours a thick golden orange with a thin white head, hit’s the nose with a heavy maltyness and a good hopping not far behind. taste magnifies the aroma with earthy and citrusy hops being held together with a strong malt backbone, quite impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LED40 (96) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
330ml bottle. Smell is sweet and very tropical fruit like, grapefruit and mango mostly. Appearance is amber with a thick head considering the abv. Palate is medium and taste is bitter with a sharp fininsh. A great example of a British Double IPA - comparable to the Punk IPA but kicked up with more flavour and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (7444) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle from Presporska pivoteka, Bratislava. Dark amber color with white long lasting head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, apricots, orange zest, pine. Taste, piny hops, grapefruit, resin, tropical fruits, nice bitterness in background. Floral bitter hops finish. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (1562) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 an excellent strong IPA from brewdog, solid malt backbone, very strong citrus & grapefruit hues, slighty earthy and herby, colour is a dark amber. lively carbonation, finish short, bitter and fruity. Solid and pretty unique flavour combination.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3910) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber, minimal white head. Aroma: candy, grapefruit, then some peaches. Taste: bitter, very bitter. No subtlety. Fizzy, dry finish, medium body. Bottle past its prime, very hoppy and skunky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear dark amber with a big frothy off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and fruity with mango, pineapple, gooseberries, pine, grass, caramel, wood, oily orange peal and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with lemon grass, lime leaves, peaches, mango, pine, orange zest, dark bread, caramel and alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky sweet and rather full-bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with wood, caramel and citrus.

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