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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1431   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (687) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2015
good grapefruit aroma, dark amber gold colour with a frothy white head, a quick burst of citrus then a big hit of bitter pinecones and a medium dry finish, really rather good with no hint of its strength.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5581) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2015
bottle shared by albatross, many thanks for this fresh bottle from scotland, from your piuthar i sould say! pours clear bright golden with a creamy white cap, good retention and nice lacing. lots of melons and mangoes - their tasty juicy meat, sweet pine and spruce gum, doughy honeyed maltiness - gently toasted barley sugars - some sweetness indeed, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky; semi-sweet, boozy and spicy-citrusy-piney finish. nice american barleywine-ish offering - glad i had the chance to sample it fresh. good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkarpfen (31) - - MAY 20, 2015
Bottle from Mi-orge Mi-houblon, Arlon. Pours Clear amber, foamy head with medium retention, nice lacing. Aromas of lemon, hops and bitter orange. Taste is extremely bitter, but nicely balanced by sweetness and fruityness. Tastes of lemon, orange, honey, pine. Perfect carbonation, lingering taste. Would drink again :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CorBon (9) - - MAY 18, 2015 does not count
Very rich IPA. Strong but not sweet and very drinkable. Nice orange colour and very fruity aroma and taste. There is a touch of overripe fruit that I dislike a bit - still great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nickel (612) - - 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 :)

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
overtheline (66) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 21, 2015
330ml bottle, pours a magnificent copper with small white cap. Aroma is all passion fruit and sweet pineapple juice with a trace of herbal pine. Rich creamy mouth feel with a lot more malt on the taste, fruits ripen on the taste, definite overripe melon in there for me, then things bitter up on the finish and warm up too. Bitterness never gets mental but goes on and on accompanied by a deep, sweet warmth. Not really what I expected. A beer to savour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackradioboy (95) - SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle from Tesco. This is Brewdog Hardcore, badged under the Tesco label. Strong, big on alcohol. Unsubtle. Punk IPA on steroids. I drank this alongside an Affligem Triple (9%) which felt like a soft non-alcoholic drink compared to this (9.2%). Strange. Nevertheless, it's still worth trying, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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