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

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RATINGS: 1400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (387) - - APR 8, 2015
Dark reddish gold colour with little yellow orange head. Aroma of fruits, especially citruses, hops. Flavour of hops, fruits, herbs, little malty with perfect balanced bitterness, especially in aftertaste. Really enjoyable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mihstudzinski (14) - - APR 7, 2015
Tesco Finest American Double IPA. Warka do 10/02/2016r. Barwa miedziana. Zapach i smak slodki; czerwonych owocow. Czuc alkohol. Piana opada do poziomu obraczki, ladnie zdobiac szklo. Polecam.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KoNrRiI (696) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2015
0.33 bottle. Clear, amber color and a large. off-white head. Strong aroma of hops, mango, citruses, pineapple, and pomegranate. Taste is hoppy but sweet, the usual fruitiness subdues the just-as-common bitterness and creates a surprisingly drinkable concoction. Medium body, somewhat creamy texture, and average carbonation. Finish follows suit with strong, fruity flavors and only some lingering, hop bitterness. Overall a marvelous beer, a great example to be followed by other contenders in the style.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TCfour (3) - AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2015 does not count
Mossy, floral and intense, without being overpowering. It has body and malty undertones. Excellent.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HomerBeerOdysy (65) - New York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2015
APPEARANCE - Dark, opaque, lacing, red, 1FH. AROMA/SCENT - Hops, sweet. TASTE - Hops, bitter, pine. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Dry, smooth, clean, light. VALUE - $8 for 12-oz bottle. Average. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - ABV well-hidden. Easy drinkin’.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (102) - - APR 1, 2015
Aroma, taste and body are huge. Big hop bouquet and malt background. When a hop punch is needed this is the uppercut .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shreddermx (38) - POLAND - APR 1, 2015
Warka: 487. Szkło: IPA Glass. Po otwarciu butelki 0,33l... żywiczna bomba! Po ( dość agresywnym ) nalaniu do szkła piwo prezentuje się bardzo ładnie. Barwa jest ciemna, bursztynowa i można powiedzieć klarowna, choć widać maleńkie drobinki chmielu unoszące sie w cieczy. Bąbelki leniwie odrywają się od dna i powoli zmierzają ku górze. Piana niezbyt obfita, drobno i średniopęcherzykowa. Lekko oblepia szkło pozsotawiając skąpy lacing ( 9.2% ABV ). Aromat jest wspaniały, słodki - tak jak wczesniej wspomniałem, jest udeżenie żywicy, ktora agresywnie zajmuje pierwszy plan. Jest to bardzo przyjemne i intensywne. Następnie swoje drugie miejsce zajmują lekkie landrynki, likier, kwiaty i owoce cytrusowe jak również da się wyczuć nutę migdałową. Wyraźnie czuć sporą kontrę słodową, która sprawia, że deklarowane 150IBU nie robi takiego potężnego wrażenia jak można by się spodziewać. Wyczuwalny alkohol, co absolutnie nie zaskakuje, biorąc pod uwagę, że piwo jest potężne. W smaku dla mnie jest to likier żywiczny. Jest gęste, ma swoje ciało. Mamy tutaj słodycz połączona z potężną żywiczną goryczką. Fajnie się pije i jak na taką moc przyznam, że alkohol jest dość skutecznie zamaskowany. Jest to IIPA do którego chętnie wracam.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Very hoppy beer. Sweet. Thick on tongue. Malty. Actually fairly balanced. Citrus bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
meireteixeira (117) - Săo Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 28, 2015
Cor de ferrugem com boa espuma. Aroma herbário forte com notas de maracujá. Amargor intenso na boca. Excelente cerveja.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
craftybrumance (6) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
A riot of flavour!! This beer grabs you by the tongue and punches you right in the throat, while its mates hang back and whale on every flavor receptor in your mouth. Hops is the obvious aggressor throughout this brew. It’s a hoppy onslaught from front to back with clever little flashes of added complexity to further dominate the senses. The aroma is a huge chorus of dank, grassy, fruity hops with some diacetylic butterscotchiness that is both complemented and contrasted with a hint of saltiness. This is the Jackson Pollock of the IPA scene – big and artfully chaotic!


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