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

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RATINGS: 1181   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 26, 2014
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (353) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle. Amber, dark orange. Citrus and pine hops on the aroma. The taste adds black pepper up front that gives way to sweet malt and bitter hop notes on the finish. Very tasty. This is a big, flavorful ipa with medium carb and body. Great stuff. ---- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
miquelcrush (1198) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2014
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
car13many (27) - POLAND - JUN 24, 2014
Very hops aroma. Amber with white head. Poor lacing. Bitter, hops taste. Heavy bitter finish. Alcohol is hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sissio (526) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at Irish pub in Ljubljana Lightly hazy amber, white head Very balanced caramel and hoppy

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaultier (189) - SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
@Grengatan 19/6-14. Bottle from Systembolaget. Aroma: Hoppy, tropical fruit, pine needles, caramel. Taste: Hoppy, pine needles, caramel, sweetness, nice bitterness. Body is medium, the finish is bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimpgibbon (278) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2014
Bottle as Tesco version. Very good DIPA here and at an unbelievable price! Wasn’t aware it was same as Hardcore, and on first impression it’s less bitter and BD-style hoppy. Lovely funky, dank tropical aroma, light caramel. Big mouthful, really blossoms. A blast from the zippy, spicy palate then a hit of sweet boozy malt moving into mellow fruits then drying slowly with more spice notes and hop bite. Great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (696) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Floral, green aroma, taste is caramel and limes. Finish is caramel and some happiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Calisky (458) - ALSACE, FRANCE - JUN 16, 2014
Couleur ambrée, legere mousse. Super nez houblonné résineux, fruité (pèche), doux, note pot pourri. Gout de forte amèrtume, houblonnée, de pin, bien huileuse. Super

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (5944) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Murky orange amber pour with a smaller light cream head. Huge resiny nose with some citrus fruit. Moderate palate with a nice hop edge on the tongue. Big and bold.


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