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

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RATINGS: 1343   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bakulator (31) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2015
Too strong for me perhaps really bitter taste and nice hardcore aroma. I prefer Punk Ipa from Brewdog

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (1684) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
Sticky, sweet and bordering on too bitter for me. But what a wonderful DIPA is this... Bottle from the Mitra, Wilhelminakade in Groningen.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrnici123 (1) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
Bottle Viking Grace. Nice dark Golden color, taste mildly taffee, quite strong with a hint of the alcohol in the flavor. Poured in glass, nice sheet of foam, enjoyed at around 9 degrees C. Great strong beer!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ilikewinetoo (32) - SPAIN - FEB 15, 2015
alcohol on the aroma, hint of toffee coming through dark amber in colour with no head very sweet on the taste with a slight bitter finish a nice beer a strong one bitter

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thomat (2222) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle from SB. Amber with a small off white head. Fruity and hoppy tones. Fruit, alcohol, malt and bitterness. Full body with a bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
boingboomjimmy (18) - - FEB 10, 2015
A deep rich ruby glow with strong tropical fruits, hops and alcohol on the nose. A delightfully bitter taste with hops, pineapple and grapefruit with a lively warming hit. Goes down too easy for a 9.2%. Lovely.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomekboniek (111) - POLAND - FEB 10, 2015
0,33 l butelka. Barwa ciemno złota, nawet bursztynowa, klarowna. Bardzo ładna wysoka piana. W zapachu słodycz, delikatne nuty cytrusów. W smaku słodycz, landrynki, cytrusy (mango, mandarynki?) ziołowo-słodka-alkoholowa goryczka. Alkohol delikatnie rozgrzewający przełyk. Piwo w odbiorze jest dosyć ciężkie, zbyt ciężkie aby wypić więcej niż jedną butelkę.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaszymku (48) - POLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Fajny aromat, słodowość walczy z chmielami a sędziuje alkohol. Wygląda pięknie, delikatnie opalizujące, ładna piana, bąbelki kaskadują jak należy. Barwa ciemne złoto. Piękna tłoczona etykieta (miałem wątpliwości co do zmienionych etykiet ale okazują się świetne). W smaku mocno słodkie i goryczki jest ledwie wystarczająco żeby to zbalansować. Delikatnie w tle alkohol, ale nie szczypiący. Dobre!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fashawn (255) - Montesarchio, ITALY - FEB 9, 2015
Not great beer, maybe a little too old. Very plesant malt base, with a lot of hops but no elegance and no balance. Very sweet and very bitter in the final. Hard to drink it, is so oily ...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (481) - GREECE - FEB 7, 2015
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, BrewDog Tap Takeover. Light unclear golden color with off white head. Heavy hoppy piney aroma, tropical fruits, malty caramel. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.


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