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

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RATINGS: 1586   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SNL (563) - - MAR 20, 2016
Bottle. Clear Dark Golden pour, frothy White head. Balanced and hoppy Nose, sweet taste at first, with a bitter abrupt finish. Short note of alcohol. Full body, soft carbonstion.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
poech73 (339) - Braine, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2016
Tap @ Brewdog Brussels >> Bière ambrée peu effervescente, avec un beau col épais crémeuse évanescent, au nez développant de fortes effluves houblonnées aux saveurs de pamplemousse et de mandarine avec un maltage caramélisé suret. Attaque puissante sur les houblons sur des notes résineuses et citronnées. En bouche le maltage déçoit: les saveurs rôties quoique assez fraîches, quasi sans rondeur se révèlent assez fluettes en bouche; elles se débinent vite au profit de cet alcool bien présent mais en équilibre avec la forte l’amertume, et c’est tout ce que je garde en rétro.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KristofHuyck (4) - BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2016 does not count
From tap @ Brewdog Brussels. I liked the color on this one; deep amber, almost red. Aroma of pine, citrus and some tropical fruits in the background. Taste starts sweet (caramel) - bitter (lemon), develops into hopbitter (pine, citrus) and ends in a rather dry pine bitterness. Interesting beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogniskowicz (620) - POLAND - MAR 15, 2016
Aromat: tutaj mniemam przewaga Simcoe - dość mocno żywiczny, z tłem z tropikalnych owoców i lekkim cytrusem, jest lekka ciasteczkowość i karmel. W smaku potężne, ale dość wytrawne body zwieńczone wysoką, rzeczywiście dla początkujących hardcorową goryczką. Kiedyś to bym bił pokłony, teraz po prostu piję z satysfakcją. Ale jakby nie było klasyk :)

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bobsmart567 (15) - - MAR 13, 2016
Delicious. Pours almost opaque amber. Aroma of malt, vanilla, and a hint of citrus. Very smooth for this amount of IBUs. Would seek out.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nybol (1064) - DENMARK - MAR 13, 2016
Godt humlet, men den har en god fylde. Fin eftersmag af blomster uden for meget bitterhed.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nijstrom (279) - Turku, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2016
Tap at Brewdog Turku. Grass, fruits, citrus, flowers, pine and caramel. Moderately high sweetness and bitterness. Lingering dry and bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (830) - NORWAY - MAR 10, 2016
Orange farge med ett par cm skum. Lukter godt av humle, grape og sitron. Kjenner godt at den er på 9 prosent. Lang god bitter ettersmak.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allanmb (71) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Pours reddish amber with off-white head. Very clear and good carbonation. Aromas of large amount of pine/citrus hops with a fruity hint. Nice citrus taste which develops into big hoppy punch of citrus/pine before ending with a fruity/pine bitterness. A hint of malt balances it out very nicely. Good mouth feel and dry bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
konungen (363) - - MAR 5, 2016
Mycket smakrik ipa med massa fruktighet i både doft och smak, viss alkoholstyrka i smak men mestadels bara frukt, citrus, beska och en rejäl eftersmak. Gillas! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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