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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle: Poured a light orangey color ale with a large foamy7 head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus hops is quite powerful with not much else being discernable. Taste packs a powerful punch of citrus hops with a real bitter finish. Malt base is present though doesnítí make much of an impression. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. One-dimensional for sure but canít really argue with the citrusy hops punch of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2551) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2011
Bottle. A well crafted and balanced DIPA. Herbal and quite spicy. Grapefruit bitterness. Caramel. I prefer DIPAs to be a little sweeter and fruitier. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (6212) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2011
08/06/2011 11.2 Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: 14/10/2011 (2011-255)

Little cloudy reddish brown beer under creamy beige head. Stable and a bit adhesive. Aroma: very fruity, peaches, pineapple and passion fruits, a bit flowery. MF: good carbon, medium to full body, creamy texture. Taste: fruity, hop bitter, sweet malts to balance, even a bit of milk chocolate. Aftertaste: fruity bitter hops, grapefruits, citrus, bit of wood, alcohol notes, dry finish. A bit strong, but complex enough to keep things interesting while drinking.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (9999) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2011
Another fine beer from Brew Dog. Strong hops abundant in taste and smell. Reminded me of one of the beers from Revelation Catís Woodwork series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4764) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2011
I drink this beer on a quite regular basis. Itís a great double IPA. Love the Brew Dog style and this is my favorite beer from them. Iíve never had the 9% one, so i canít compare them.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (6056) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a clear orange with a small beige head that lasts awhile leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is apricot and peach aroma and floral hops. Light mouthfeel with a smooth hop and light lingering bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well making it easy to drink, a very impressive IIPA from Brewdog.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Bottle; Pour is clear dark golden with a modest beige head that retains on the average side; heavy piney hop nose with grapefruit zest present. I have to admit; this brew works better than any brew Iíve had from BrewDog thus far; it may be heavily hopped, but it is not off putting; the caramel malt profile is fairly balanced with the hop profile; grapefruit, and pine resins. Just a nice brew here, overall.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burtonbaton930 (101) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2011
My first BrewDog experience. Citrusy nose. Smells of grapefruit and pine. Pours a beautiful hazy orange color with a creamy head that looked like cappuccino foam. WOW packs a punch, hops up front and assertive and linger through the rest of the sip. The malts are delicious; perfect for this style of a DIPA, and really showcases the grapefruity notes. Flavor lingers in your mouth as if every one of your taste buds is anxiously waiting for that next sip. My first BrewDog experience and surely not my last. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamherbert (1384) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2011
Serious bitter hop aroma. Both oak and cat-piss. Tangerine and grapefruit. Tremendous. Appears hazy yellow, like a hefe. Little to no head. Tiny, stray, upfloating bubbles. Pale amber/gold. Flavor is blood orange and tangerine. Bitter grapefruit aftertaste. All citrus with a mild okay aftertaste as well. Roasted burnt cookie malts. The palate is thick and creamy. A nice bitter fizz. An outstanding beer. Hops of a harvest ale; malts of a burnt nature.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maledictum (718) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - JUN 4, 2011
33cl bottle from at home. Lovely amber colour. You can smell the bitterness. Lovely bitter after-taste.

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