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

bottled
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RATINGS: 1444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
takeo (12) - Sevilla, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2015
Apariencia: color ámbar profundo, con una capa de espuma blanca y con buena retención. Nariz: Toques resinosos propios de los lúpulos y algo cítricos. Boca: toques cítricos y dulces propios del lúpulos, aunque también encontramos su parte de malta muy bien balanceada. Amargos intenso y persistente.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koskela (400) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 8, 2015
150 ibus wow. A real grassy hop aroma and a bit of sweetness come from this cloudy copper beer. Very full bodied and in your face hop flavor. A sweetness lingers through out but the hops are dominant. For an imperial it is not a bad brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wiedrzensky (301) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours is clear amber with thick white head. Aroma of pine, resin, lime. Taste is medium sweet, solid malty, heavy bitter, notes of grapefruit. Medium to full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Long bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jspronck (148) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2015
Had it on tap at Brewdog Edinburgh ... i just remember it was very bitter. However, when I was there, they also had it in their hop cannon, infused with blueberries and coconuts => That was amazing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2826) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Clear amber with light amber lasting, lacing foam head. Decent hoppy aroma and very nice bittersweet taste - not too sweet. Some nutty tones. (Velp 201507)

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sensor87 (4) - UKRAINE - JUL 3, 2015 does not count
Nice aroma - sweetness with touch of bitterness: caramel, chocolate, grass, coffee.. Taste continues the aroma title with some burst in you mouth and goes to the light and sweet bitter. Really like this one.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cyberbong (7) - - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
A nice dark amber color and thick, slightly off-white head. The aroma is very hoppy, lots of grapefruit, citrus, some pine, caramel in the back. Full bodied, slightly oily mouth feel, heavy bitterness that keeps hitting in a long finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (1263) - - JUN 29, 2015
Draught at Hathor. Huge hop profile, tons of bitter grapefruit, green citrus and solid caramel malt backbone, lingering bitter finish. Very west coast, a classic IIPA and one of their most solid flagship brews.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (931) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle@Desverger. Pours amber with a white head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste, citrus and tropical fruity, hoppy, caramel malts, toffee. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4955) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Light red color. Low carbonation. Dry, bitter hops. Sweet with malt, as I expect for the style. I almost taste some oak. Herbal, and dry in the finish.


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