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

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RATINGS: 1430   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3331) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle into tulip, best before 7-26-11. Pours hazy dark red-orange color with a huge 3 finger off white head with fantastic retention that eventually reduces to a thin lacing. Aromas of huge pineapple, mango, orange, and pine; with caramel and a some honey. Very nice an balanced aromas, a bit different than I am used to in a DIPA though. Taste of big grapefruit, orange, pine, and spices on the front; with big caramel sweetness afterward. Nice strong bitterness on the finish that lingers for a while with caramel, citrus and pine flavor. Very well balanced bitterness and sweetness with the sweetness being a bit more prominent. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied. No alcohol noticed on taste or finish. Overall a very good and unique imperial IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (4005) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2011
resin, earthy, amber, cloudy, minimal head, medium bitterness, creamy, medium body, average carbonation, bitter, Really like this, a very big ipa that reminds me of hopslam, definitely will have it again

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
erickok (4251) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 25, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 Cloudy orange-red body with good head. Aroma of grapefruit, lemon, cereal. Maybe more but the hops are king here. Very strong bitter flavour but enjoyable and drinkable. Actually very much so, with lots of flavour and fruit packed inside. (On tap at Beer Temple)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2453) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle from BrewDog Webshop. Pours redish amber with a yellowish head. Aroma of caramell, perfume and pear popcicle. Oily malty taste with some nice hops and red berries.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2011
Bottle from Drink of Fulham. Brief blond top. Clear, bright amber colored body. Inviting hop aroma; Oranges, tangerines, resin and mint. Sweetish toasted malts in the back. Taste has a bold bitterness, oily and resiny. There is also some fine flavoring fruity hops featured. The hops/bittwerness is well balanced by a sweet busuity malt flavor. Medium full, slick mouthfeel. Lasting hop bitter ending. Solid stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kalervo (849) - FINLAND - MAY 21, 2011
Really really good beer! Nice massive bitterness. Tough but absolutely enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2226) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2011
Hazy amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of floral hops, citrus, & caramel malt; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, fruit, and citrus (notably grapefruit); Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, strong malt base & quite hoppy - good IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadIndian (2586) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2011
Sampled at WCBF with brother bob. What’s not to love? Nice hazy orange / copper pour with a grassy fruit pine aroma. A nice blend between sugar, fresh hop and fruit. This is what it’s all about.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7836) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Medium orange amber, low orange-tinted head with poorretention. Malty aroma, lots of caramel with some soft peachy fruity hop character. Lots of toffee malt on the palate, more malt forward than most IPAs, medium bitter finish. Not a knockout, but certainly drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle @ home. Orange red appearance with fairly small off white head. Grapefruit, resin, orange citrus, light earthy hoppy nose. Orange/grapefruit citrusy, piney hoppy flavor. The booze is masked quite well. Quite nice.


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