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

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RATINGS: 1254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyReynolds (896) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. The hero of all the Spaks, Superspak says, " 11.2 ounce bottle into tulip, best before 7-26-11. Pours hazy dark red-orange color with a huge 3 finger off white head with fantastic retention that eventually reduces to a thin lacing. Aromas of huge pineapple, mango, orange, and pine; with caramel and a some honey. Very nice an balanced aromas, a bit different than I am used to in a DIPA though. Taste of big grapefruit, orange, pine, and spices on the front; with big caramel sweetness afterward. Nice strong bitterness on the finish that lingers for a while with caramel, citrus and pine flavor. Very well balanced bitterness and sweetness with the sweetness being a bit more prominent. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied. No alcohol noticed on taste or finish. Overall a very good and unique imperial IPA."

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnurda (1142) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottled sample from Happy Harrys in Grand Forks. Tasted great considering the expiry date was May of 2013. Strong hoppy Imperial IPA

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haymerch13 (1) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Solid beer. Smell is not too great but taste has a good body to it. I would recommend this, but it’s not the best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MSBrindbergs (369) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
Flaska på Viking Amorella. Dimmig rödbrun vätska. Doftar granskog. Smakar granskog. Bra beska, men något saknas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Tap, orange pour, white head, nose is tons of hops, taste is hoppy, piney, citrus, wow.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kauge (179) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle from... can’t remember where (probably between € 4,50--5). Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a skyrocketing light creamy head that’s reluctant to drop. Very consistent! Nose is just drop-dead gorgeous... even from a shaker it’s intensely citrusy, piney, resiny, musky, biscuity, malty, floral, very pleasingly herbal - it’s downright fucking awesome. Taste is very bitter with grapefruit and lemon zest most pronounced, and pine needles and resin right there too. More sweet at first, then in middle-taste the hop bitterness jumps in, accentuating until your palate is nearly sore. Body unexpectedly light (although still mediumish), carbonation flat, palate oily and slightly sticky. Not a hint of its 9,2% ABV, except for near the end when the throat feels a very pleasing warmth... It’s a beer that I never get tired of, it’s such a treat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peponi (394) - POLAND - SEP 7, 2014
Aroma: pine and resin, citrus notes. Appearance: nice hazy a,ber color, poor white head. Taste: medium bitterness !! (pine and resin), there is some malty backbone, light citrus notes, watery. Palate: medium body and medium carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Where is 150 IBU ? What a joke !

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1803) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 7, 2014
This is a fine ale. Pours a murky dull orange. Aromas are all caramel. Flavors are sweet malty caramel with a great hop bite. Nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pindoc (103) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 6, 2014
Ein feiner ockerfarbener Schaum thront auf dem braunroten, etwas trüben IPA. Ein sehr ausgeprägter Hopfenduft streichelt die Nase. Der erste Schluck verspricht schon grosses! Unerwartet viele Arome reihen sich virtuos aneinander. Der Gaumen wird von Bitterheit und etwas Säure umspielt. Man fühlt sich in einem Meer von Hopfen gefangen. Der Abgang ist schwer und endet in einem Feuerwerk von vollmundigen Aromen die noch lange nachklingen. Ein bemerkenswertes Bier!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1463) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2014
With Z, pours a dark orange rusty pour with a small quickly dissipating head.Nose is bitter sweet with deep pine and resin. Taste is upfront bitter sweetness followed by ’ hardcore " resin and pine. Full of bittersweet citrus with the alcohol well hidden underneath. Finishes on the same tasting notes,with a moderately long ending. A great DIPA. Quaff Score 8 / 10


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