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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JediMindTricks (446) - Remington, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2011
Bottle from Shortys Liquor. Pours a dark orange with a large off white head. Aroma is full on piney hops, plenty of grapefruit as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
molly75 (300) - (Madrid - España), ITALY - APR 4, 2011
SCHIUMA: buona presenza, abbastanza fine, scopare quasi totalmente lasciando un leggero strato molto persistente COLORE: arancio scuro, con riflessi rossastri e marroni, leggermente velata INTENSITA’ / FINEZZA / AROMA intenso, piacevole e fresca con note agrumate e floreali, una punta d’alcohol e malto caramellato. GUSTO / RETROGUSTO / PERSISTENZA entra con una punta dolciastra di frutta confettata, caramello, supportato da malti strutturati e tenuti a bada da un buon luppolo resinoso ma anche fruttato che si mescola con il dolce in modo molto dinamico lasciando la bocca incerta su quale sapore prendere come riferimento. Persistente in bocca con finale di luppolo, amaro che domina il fondo della bocca quando ancora la lingua cerca - e qualcosa trova - il dolce maltato, affiancato da calde note alcoliche. CORPO / CARBONATAZIONE / CONSISTENZA corpo pieno, con una sensazione oleosa già dal primo sorso. Molto consistente, quasi ingombrante in bocca, lascia una sensazione sulle labbra quasi di burro cacao.Carbanatazione medio bassa. - Aspettandosi un mostro luppolato, si rimane un attimo perplessi. L’amaro c’e’ tutto ma alla fine lotta fino all’ultimo secondo con un dolciastro maltato inaspettato, enfatizzato dalla estrema morbidezza al palato e dal calore alcolico ( 9 e più gradi sono li dietro l’angolo aspettando di dare il colpo finale, mentre coccolano le mucose). Direi birra originale, difficile da interpretare, però divertente.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Deep hazy amber pour with a thick moussey head. The aroma is very herbal and resinous with a lot of bright, UK the malts. Resin and a lot of heavy earthy spice on the nose. Fairly sweet MO malt on the base providing a touch of sweet aroma behind the heavy hops. Palate is much sweeter than the aroma would have suggested to me initially. Moderate sweetness through the middle before a long herbal bitterness on the finish. There is a little bit of light floral flavour as it warms up, but the beer is decently balanced. Assertive hoppiness - moreso than in the 1st iteration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheJestersBeer (2200) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
Bottle. Huge, hoppy nose, lots of flowers, tropical fruits, passionfruit, apricots, grapefruit, pine resin. Off-dry, full bodied, almost thick, high bitterness. Very rich, overtly hoppy, fruity taste, lots of resin, grapefruit, dried fruits, tropical fruits, spices. (2010-12-07)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holy (835) - GERMANY - MAR 30, 2011
Nice IPA! Grapefruit dominates most of the idea, alcohol is well masked.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2011 This time - appearance less, the rest is more of the same. This is still too extreme and it would need to be an extremely hot day for me to look forward to this. Previous rating 29/03/11 7/5/6/2/12 = 3.2 33cl bottle. Pours a reddish-amber, some delicate bubbles and a nice head. The nose is pine. The taste is more pine and grapefruit pith. The palate has a good enough structure, good texture but the finish is exremely astringent. Overall, it looks great, it’s aroma-intensive but I couldn’t drink many more than one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (6043) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Orlando, Fl - Whole Foods Market - 22.4 oz bomber. Murky dark orange pour, with a thick frothy creamy head that leaves luxurious lacing. Strong fresh spruce aroma with some hoppy cat urine accents. Full bodied IPA with a strong hoppy grapefruit presence. Solid malty backend with plenty of syrupy maltly goodness. Thick, rich mouthfeeel. Very solid,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBaboon (1730) - FINLAND - MAR 27, 2011
Brewdog Hardcore IPA löytyi Kokkolan Oluthuone Huismannista. Tätä tuli jo edellisellä visiitillä maistettua ja todettua erittäin päteväksi olueksi. Olut on punertavaa ja tuoksahtaa havuille, pihkalle ja eksoottisen hedelmäiselle. Maultaan olut on havuinen ja hedelmäinen. Jälkimaku on hyvin pitkä ja katkera. Mainio esitys mainiolta panimolta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of citrus, some peppery splashes, spicy. Tastes soapy with some citrussy elements and a resiny bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 24, 2011
Cloudy orange body with a big white head. Intense bitter citric hoppy aroma with grapefruit and lots of alcohol. Full bodied, well carbonated. Great bitter taste, tones of grapefruit. Awsome.

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