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

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RATINGS: 1448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1750) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2014 Bottle at home. Reddish orange color, white head. Aroma is rye bread, sweet, malts, hops. Taste is malty, rye bread, strong hops, fruits. Malty ipa, quite nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockonbeerblog (15) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
A really nice Imperial IPA. Not as over the top bitter as some other Imperials, but nice to be able to identify hop characteristics. Enjoyable

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiammanghilla (826) - Genova, ITALY - MAY 15, 2013
Bottiglia 33cl @ il gallo brillo. Ambrata trasparente, non troppa schiuma biancastra sul giallino, fine e abbastanza persistente. Ben luppolata, si afnno sentire parecchio i 9,2 gradi, comunque piacevole.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rob_D_UK (1265) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2013
Poured a clear amber color with a long lasting large off-white head. Citrus and sweaty hop forward aroma. Sweaty hop flavor at the front and covers almost all of the malt. Sweetness dries out with a mild bitterness on the finish. Nice warmth with a medium body

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2013
Mane Liquor. Sipped from the bottle. Spruce/grassy nose with a caramel malt aroma. Plenty of citrus in the mix too, smells big. Taste follows suit, big caramel sweetness backed by a big 150 IBU bitterness. I noticed a touch of bubblegum sweetness on the back. Nice and bitter, solid bodied beer. Serious IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2013 Bottle at home, bought at ’Geers’. Shared with Mathieu87. Appearance: amber/blonde beer, big stable white head. Nose: spices, fruits, apples, lemon. Taste: alcohol, caramel, very heavy taste for an IPA, probably a typical DIPA taste? Bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1078) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - MAY 9, 2013
Poured from a large bottle into a trumpet glass to drink. The beer had a hazy, cloudy copper-orange color with a large foamy and creamy light tan head that had great retention, and excellent cling and lacing. Its aroma featured a strong blend of citrus and pine hops, along with some spice and yeast, and light lemon and straw. The taste had an excellent citrus and grainy hops bitterness, a slight floral sour component, and the slightest hint of sweet sugar. The body was lively and fizzy, with great carbonation, and had a watery, but dry mouthfeel, with good cling and subtle thickness. Very good beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hawanna (2633) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2013
150 IBU wow... grass, spruce, citrus, citrus, citrus, amber-orange color, hazy, minimal head, tan foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, Nice bittersweet taste, soft carbonation, bitter and long finish,

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheOgg (2) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
Too much at first, then better. Lots of taste. Needs a beer glass to get there.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tinco (585) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2013
Slightly hazy deep orange liquid with a slightly off white head. Aroma: fresh hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, lots of caramel, and sweet notes. Taste: huge bitterness with grapefruit finish and lots of citrus, pine and sweet caramel. Balanced and weel made. Cheers!


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