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

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RATINGS: 1231   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 15, 2010
poured from 33cl bottle. Light amber color with minimal head. Aromas are of alcohol, and sweet malt. Taste is hoppy, citrusy, but also sweet due to the alcohol. Decent,but not their best beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunnfryd (10549) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit, peaches, hop, malt, fruit. Flavour is grapefruit, peaches, pine hop, malt. Very nice beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pumpmaster (1130) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Sample from bottle at the Treasure Coast Beer Fest 9/11/10 Ft Pierce, FL. Excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2010
330mL bottle BB 26/5/11. Pours clear gold with a thick off-white head that slowly settles. Strong aroma of pine, citrus, passionfruit, honey, caramel and a little toast. Medium sweetness, malty, a bit of toast, high bitterness and lots of hop flavour. Medium bodied and a little sticky, average carbonation, quite creamy with a lingering bitter malty finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6010) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle from a shop in Belfast. Pours a cloudy dark copper color with a large white head. A wonderful nose of caramel rich fruity orange hops with some pine and grapefruit. The flavor is a great IIPA; smooth, rich caramel, huge oranges, aggressive and smooth and hell. Creamy and tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dankert (5) - DENMARK - SEP 10, 2010 does not count
Very hoppy aroma with notes of fruit and caramel. Beautiful amber colour. The taste is intense with a solid sweet body combined with a nice longlasting hopfix palate. This is a VERY good ’hopjuice med brus’! Ungstrup, here I come!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Barban (6) - USA - SEP 10, 2010 does not count
One of my favorite beers of all time. A super hoppy body with a dry tone of grape.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2010
Pours a cloudy dark amber color with a big creamy beige head. Long lasting foam. Good lacing. Aroma is intense and complex: citrusy, piny, resiny and pineapple. Some sweet maltiness too. Taste is similiar: strong citrussy and resiny flavors with a good amount of maltiness and some hints of alcohol. Medium-full bodied, good carbonation. Overall, almost perfect, just a bit too much alcohol in the taste for a DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6023) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
In short: A very sweet, very bitter and a bit boozy IIPA. Aggressive but well balance
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a relatively a few weeks after purchase
The look: Almost clear dark orange body topped by a large beige head
In long: Highly aromatic nose with strong floral notes, biscuits, orange muffin. Taste is rather sweet at first with candied fruits, candied oranges peels, dried little orange cubes, cookies, some honey, a touch of caramel. Not super drinkable. Despite the rather high sweetness level the assertive hops balance it out nicely. Strong fruity bitterness with a resinous edge. Could have used more attenuation but overall I thought this was a big improvement over the first edition of this beer. A nice IIPA to drink slowly in your underwear while scratching your balls, the way God intended.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2010
Draught at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Somewhat hazy amber beer with a very nice lasting beige head. Hoppy, grassy aroma, milky, creamy, metal and fruity notes. Hoppy bitter flavor, grass, cream, some alcohol.


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