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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 1427   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.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nordic (203) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle 0,33. Shared with friends on Alexey’s birthday. Strong aroma. Very hoppy, bitter taste. Well balanced. Great!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jamaty (1148) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Color ambar, clara, apenas espuma. Aroma muy marcado, fuertemente floral y a naranja amarga. Cuerpo. Y sabor brutal que llena la boca de aromas. Mandarina, naranja, y flores. Super amarga y contundente. Cada trago una experiencia. Largo postgusto amargo. Una IPA llevada al extremo. Tiene que gustar el estilo. A mi me encanta.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
artiredbirds (73) - St.Petersburg, RUSSIA - JUN 4, 2015
Творени& брюдого& заслужи& всяческ& похвал. Великол& крепко и идеальн& по составу.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smithld1 (30) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2015
Bottle from brewdog. This is pretty cool. ’In your face’ hops but each with its own distinct flavour coming through. Noticeable booze punch. Fairly hardcore. I’d be wrecked after 2 but happy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anthony850 (353) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - JUN 3, 2015
Smooth but very hoppy ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PabloZab (462) - Wroclaw, POLAND - JUN 2, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2015 Butelka 0.33l (27.02.2016 /108). Piwo klarowne o miedzianej, herbacianej barwie z kremową, gęsta pianą, niezbyt trwałą i szybko redukującą się do cienkiego kożuszka, który też znika po pewnym czasie niespecjalnie zdobiąc szkło. Aromat intensywny, żywiczny z nutami owoców tropikalnych i delikatną słodyczą. W smaku wyczuć można konkretną, żywiczną goryczkę mocno nakrytą słodowością (z dodatkiem karmelu) piwa, intensywną ale krótką. Lekko lepka ciecz, nieco oleista przyjemnie oblepia podniebienie aż chce się wziąć kolejny łyk. Posmak słodkawy z subtelną nutką tropików. Piwo jak na swoją moc pijalne a delikatna nutka alkoholu przyjemnie rozgrzewa przełyk. Może nie jest to hardcore jakiego sie spodziewałem ale jest bardzo dobrze, a ukryć prawie dziesięć procent alkoholu w piwie to jest sztuka.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tong053 (5) - THAILAND - JUN 2, 2015 does not count
Good hop aroma and taste but too sweet for the balance the 9% abv. the alcohol feel is hidden good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickel (610) - - MAY 26, 2015
Explosive aroma of different hops. Taste of malt, hops, citrus, honey. Aftertaste is sweet and honey like from the start and really bitter afterwards. I would like it to be "hardcore" - just bitter :)

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
elpepe (3) - Moralzarzal, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
Cerveza sublime. De lo mejor en su género. Olores y sabores que no se encuentran fácilmente. Fascina.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
henlo (12) - - MAY 22, 2015
Great beer, strong nose, full hops flavor without the extreme over the top bitterness. Blends well with the sweetness


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