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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bomber, batch 2E5 or 285 (the print is smudged). Pours hazy and dark orange with red highlights, topped by a small off-white head. Aromas of sweet spruce needles and pine sap, mango, sugar cookie, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. The flavor is bitter pine, ripe mango and slight papaya, sweet spruce and fruit notes, and caramel. As it warms, citrus peel becomes evident, with nearly salty notes. Medium carbonation, almost creamy, and highly drinkable. Pleasantly bitter with some nice tropical fruit notes throughout; very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2010
33cl bottle of Tesco Finest American Double IPA. Copper with a thin covering of cream coloured head; definitely orange peel on the aroma, along with grassy hops; crisp fruity malt flavour that holds for a second or two before the hops sweep majestically in to place; long lingering fresh leafy hop finish, and some warming alcohol. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours a hazy copper with a light beige head. Nose is citrusy hops, orange peel and bready malts. Flavor is about the same with a sticky sweet mouth feel and resinous hops. Slight bit of alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1813) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Hazy reddish brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is malty and sweet with tangerine and grapefruit citrus notes. Taste is the same but deeply bitter with warming alcohol into the finish. $7/22oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (17604) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle @Chris O. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity and very hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Flanfl (123) - USA - DEC 16, 2010
Bottle. Small white head, amber colour. Aroma of citrus, floral notes, grapefruit and spices. Strong, bitter, and complex flavour, citrus, spices and... I don’t know. Medium body, medium carbonisation. A nice beer but it could be better balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 16, 2010
Bomber from Bevmo. Deep copper in color. Foamy beige head. Nice crisp clean hop nose. Lots of hops up front. A little bit of sweetness, but just a touch. Fairly dry grapefruity hop flavors with a little bit of spiciness. Finish has a touch of alcohol. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle, pours orange amber with a white head. Big aroma of citrus, pungent hops, floral notes and grapefruit. Flavour is a tremendously potent and bitter barrage of citrusy hops with very little malt backing. At 150IBUs, this is a bitter beast. Eclipses the first edition of Hardcore IPA for sure.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (7444) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 330ml bottle from Brewdog, but I’ve also had this on cask at Cask & Kitchen and Keg at Brewdog Aberdeen. Pours orange-amber, well carbonated with a good off-white head. Nose; Epic! Floral, varnish, dried figs and some citrus fruits. Taste; hop-explosion, varnish, wood, resin, slight vanilla, well hidden- alcohol, long bitter finish, yum! One of my favourite beers, more please.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 33cl bottle @Mad For Beer (Rome) - Dark amber appearance with soft and creamy foam. Aroma: interesting mix of toffee, malt, grapefruit and herbs. The flavour is very strong and quite complex even if not perfectly balanced. Medium body, not so drinkable. A great beer. Match it with a big steak!

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