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

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RATINGS: 1364   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cokemonkey11 (93) - - MAR 20, 2015
Cask, Brewdog Aberdeen City. Pours pale amber with a minimal head. Scent is mild citrus. Taste is bitter hoppy citrus. Palette is an amazing, rough blend of grass and earthy notes, a tiny bit sticky but not syrup-like. Great.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisko82 (47) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Amber beer, clear. Plentiful and stable foam. The strong aroma of hops and resin. The strong flavor of the Contra malt bitterness. Well balanced. Very well hidden alcohol.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
badhack (371) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Surprised at how west coast this is. Thick, chewy malty flavor. Golden/amber in color. Caramel, brown sugar, citrus hops, tropical fruits, touch of mint in the aroma. Long finish that tastes good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BroadestTom (61) - - MAR 13, 2015
Aroma floral, spruce, citrus, earthy, Appearance amber, red, hazy, cloudy, tan foam, Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, Overall I would suggest this beer to a friend

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
10.6.2014. Intense aroma with strong pine, grapefruit. Bitter taste with still strong pine, spices, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hideipa (17) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
Cette bière d’un orange cuivré et translucide laisse une légère mousse beige. Au nez, on perçoit d’abord les effluves puissantes des houblons dans lesquels se mêlent les agrumes et la résine en plus d’un soupçon de caramel. En bouche, on ressent le pamplemousse, le citron, la résine en plus d’une touche plus maltée, sucrée et alcoolisée vers la fin. On discerne une texture sèche et un peu chauffante due à l’alcool ainsi qu’un corps moyen et une carbonatation légère. La finale est sèche et amère, de durée moyenne à longue. Bonne IIPA résineuse en général.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rotaman14 (250) - Potsdam, GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
Clear copper colour, small white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, mostly mango. Mild, slightly bitter taste becomes more bitter later on, a semi-dry, long, spicy-bitter aftertaste remains. The alcohol is excellently well hidden. Highly recommended DIPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TattooJack (218) - Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Poured from the 4-pack into the pint glass, looks orangy-brown with a nice chunky foam collar. The taste is hoppy, juicy, spicy, with some bitter at the end, very delicious, I would not have guessed it was 9.2%. It would not surprise me to learn that many drinkers were evicted from there homesteads for playing old LP’s of Agnostic Front way too loud after drinking this beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kajser27 (116) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 7, 2015
Beautiful clear copper color with low off white head. Caramel malt, toffee aroma with a strong grapefruit and some pine hops presence. Taste is moderately sweet caramel malt some toffee and with very bitter grapefruit, pine, bit floral hops. Alcohol presence is noticeable but not aggressive. Quite bitter and lasting aftertaste. Dry, resiny full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
panzerwolf (137) - FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
Pours dark copper with a very small head. Aroma has fruits, hops. Citrus, hops, just that nice amount of bitterness. Not really any intruding taste of alcohol that would overcome the beer’s own taste, so in that way it’s just a damn fine beer!


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