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

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RATINGS: 1600   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (475) - ITALY - APR 17, 2016
Batch 588, aperta il 17 aprile 2016. Ambrata limpida con riflessi dorati, schiuma bianca di media persistenza. Aroma floreale e biscottato classico da Centennial, resinosa, ananas, lime, durian, erbaceo secco e pepe. Al palato caramellata, biscotto, floreale, ananas e durian, finale leggermente legnoso, erbaceo secco e resinoso misto ad amaro agrumato che ricorda il pompelmo. Corpo medio-leggero, ben carbonata.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zilb (86) - Fontenay Sous Bois, FRANCE - APR 16, 2016
Bue en bouteille à John Viande. Bière rousse avec beau col de mousse. Peu de bulles. Arômes très puissants d’agrumes et plus particulièrement orange et pamplemousse, mais aussi du houblon frais style triskel. Amertume très franche et toujours plein d’agrumes et de saveurs en bouche. On ne sent presque pas les 9,2%. Longeur en bouche exceptionnelle. Enorme ! Un coup de coeur ! Je m’en suis même repris une 2ème dans la foulée.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HPDalen (134) - - APR 15, 2016
Hoppy aroma with grapefruit and citrus. Also hints of malt. Pours deep golden with small, white head. Well balanced taste, grapefruit and pine, quite abrupt. Medium body, slick and average carbonation. Alcohol comes through. Solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PietS (126) - Bergen op Zoom, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2016
It’s very sweet and spicy, the bitterness doesn’t dominate there beer. Well balanced, quite heavy beer. I see why people like it, but I don’t think it’s that spectacular.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
WeSBros (48) - POLAND - APR 12, 2016
UPDATED: APR 13, 2016 Brewdog stworzyl rzeznika, który jenców nie bierze. Aromat chmielu, lekko alkoholowy. Barwa bursztynowa, klarowne, piana biala, drobna, srednio obfita. Goryczka jest glownym aktorem tego piwa. Przejmuje inicjatywe nie oddaje jej azdo konca - przyjemna, potezna, szlachetna po uderzeniu od razu znika. Alkohol mistrzowsko ukryty. Piwo degustacyjne - nie dla wszystkich.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (364) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 9, 2016
330ml bottle. Deep orange colour with a good white head. Rich aroma of citrus, pine, tropical fruits, malt. Sweetish taste of tropical fruits, malt, bitter hoppiness, herbs/spices, some alcohol. Rich and flavourful.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MatusBeer (272) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 7, 2016
Tap at dobre časy. Hazy dark orange colour with huge stable head off. Aroma is like a bomb full of tropical fruits and hops. Taste of peach,mango, grapefruit, huge bitter aftertaste. Really good one

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
antykowalsky (102) - Boleslawiec, POLAND - APR 7, 2016
Intense aroma of tropical fruits, mostly mango, some citruses, malty, caramel. Deep orange color, off white head. Taste is sweet, bitter and follows the aroma. Medium lasting bitterness, light alcoholic finish. Medium carbonation. I had it many times before and it was excellent, but now it’s very good.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Demens (126) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 5, 2016
Clear ruby/copper colour with quickly disappearing white head. Aroma: Citrus, yeast, grape, fruits, herbs, pine. Amazing and richer than your average IPA. Taste: Very sweet grape juice like start but suddenly a well moderated bitter hoppiness dominates the mouth feel. You can feel a bunch of herbs. Very complex and good to drink. Amazingly balanced. Soft carbonation with medium/full body. Long pleasent bitter finish. Very warming. A spectacular IPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigoutlander (1) - - APR 5, 2016 does not count
W aromacie czuć alkohol i cytrusy. W smaku zaś wyczuwalna jest goryczka (mocniejsza pod koniec), trochę dymu i cytrysów. Piwo bardzo pijalne, pomimo wysokiego poziomu alkoholu. Brak pewności co do 125 IBU.


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