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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 donít 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
superflyguy (430) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2012 AR : lemony/citrus malt AP : Deep orangey brown, clear. big foamy head that receeded quickly T : Sweet and bitter and hoppy and malty all in large amounts P : thick and creamy O : big in every department. a firm favourite. W : drunk as Tesco Finest DIPA. at home, bottle from Tesco, Mickelover Derby rerate. a little too bitter and overly malty

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (3023) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 23, 2011
Iíve had this beer quite a few times now and every time my opinion changes. Iíve decided to rate based on the bottle I drank last night which I really enjoyed. Pours deep orange with medium carbonation. Aroma is strong and fruity. Texture is quite oily. Taste is very fruity, strong orange notes, some caramel malt. The high bitterness usually doesnít sit well with me but itís going down well this time, perhaps my palateís having a good day.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2011
33 cl Bottle @ Arboretum Park, Tampere. BBE 18-06-12
Very hoppy and slightly sweet aroma has much exotic fruits, especially mango. Flavour has a lot of hops too - actually so much that this has some notes of unpleasant overhoppiness which comes in a form of harsh, bitter vegetable-like aroma and slightly sweetish aftertaste. Flavour has some fruits too. This could be better with slightly lower amount of hops, but hey - this is Hardcore!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1366) - SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2011
Aroma of caramel malt, fruity hops, toffee and figs. Taste is caramel malt with a rich hop aroma and bitterness. In the finish the taste and bitterness from the alcohol is prominenet. Probably a good DIPA, but to liquor flavored and caramel malty for my taste!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1473) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a dark, hazy orange with a medium beige head and a little lacing. The aroma is citrus and earthy hops, grain, and bread. The flavor is sweet and malty up front, with a serious bitterness in the end. The palate is heavy, sticky, and grainy, with only a little carbonation. The finish is long and bitter, but not overbearingly so. Overall, a straightforward and powerful IPA, well balanced and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2011
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Cloudy, deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of citrus, grapefruit, pine, tropical fruits and caramel malt. Taste is highly bitter with a nice malty base. Light sweetness. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, well performed DIPA at a great price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (11392) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2011
Keg at The Brewdog Bar, Edinburgh with cgarvieuk and Benjii. Amber with sligh white head. Initially quite a perfumed beer, there is a caramel, malty background, not quite as dry as I would expect, then a heavily hopped mix of flavours, maybe a little confusing, ranging between an earthy note through to the full citric. Overall, pretty decent, just a bit wild.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Hazy red-amber color; creamy head. Aroma of fruity hops, dust, soil, lightly earthy, cheesy. Correct body strength; strong caramel flavor, and strong resiny hops, with light fruity component.
The final is bold, but also a bit earthy and dusty.
Tasted side to side with the "I Hardcore You", this one seems to be the one that brings the original beer element to the mix.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4610) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Batch 225, Best Before 18-8-2011. Oh my... a fresh bottle from BrewDog?! I donít know what to do!! Dark orange color with a large head. Strong caramel aroma with piles of citrus and floral hits. Bracing bitterness. Big caramel and biscuit malt flavor. The hops drift towards floral and earthy spiciness. Very fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle of Tescoís Finest* American Double IPA. Pours a red-orange colour with a decent white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and bubblegum. Flavours of banana, mango and orange rind. Very resinous oily mouthfeel, Some alcohol hum but very well masked given the abv. Nicely bitter with a bitter linger also. A bargain for £1.99!

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