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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
___pyry (4) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
Good strong imperial ale. The default brew dog taste with a bit more bite and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
danielecamo (839) - ITALY - DEC 4, 2013
In bottiglia. Ottima bevuta, una delle migliori birre assaggiate del birrificio Brewdog

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Tomy63 (198) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - DEC 4, 2013
Couleur : ambrée. Nez : très exotique : ananas, mangue, fruits de la passion, litchi... excellent. Bouche : attaque franche et acide, l’amertume est bien là mais les 150 IBU passent tout seul. A nouveau sur les fruits exotiques, les agrumes, et un côté caramel également. Finale : très longue.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (4403) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle, 330 ml. ABV 9.2% Into a tulip. Pous a slighty hazy but still transparent enough beer, deep golden orange colour on the body with two fingers of off-white head sitting on top. Quite thick, with good duration. Nice formed webs of lacing left on the glass. Very strong aroma, hoppy, with orange peel, pine. Malts coming from the back, accompanied by tropical fruits. Strong taste too and quite bitter. Orange peel, hops, light cookies and malts, grapefruit. Bitterness has a good duration. No hint of the alcohol on the taste. Medium on the body, good carbonation. Really dry on the palate. Really great1

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewballs (215) - USA - NOV 28, 2013
Scottish hell! This is an amazing IPA. Copper hue. Hoppy and a bit malty. Thick head. Clean wash dow. No carbonation, so it is not dry. The more you drink it the more you can sense the alchohol. It leaves a warm feeling in your belly. Absolutely drinkable. One of the year’s best IPA’s i’ve had thus far! Don’t let their tv show fool you these dudes make a mean IPA. After all this is the same brewery that brought us "The End of History"with an unheard abv amount...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpkeskinen (460) - FINLAND - NOV 27, 2013
Drank from a bottle at a bar. Good and strongly hopped IPA. The caramel-like sweetness balances the bitterness nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mauritsio (690) - FINLAND - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle from öllepood Tartu. Hazy brown with low not lasting head. Floral parfume aroma. Bitter taste. Some alcohol flavour. High carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vami (378) - Poznan, POLAND - NOV 23, 2013
Very solid malty backbone. The bitterness hits you hard, but is well countered by sweetness. In fact, the beer is too sweet for me. You can feel the voltage, but in a kind of pleasant way. Beautiful floral/citrus aroma and a great bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
12 oz bottle poured a dark amber color with white frothy head. Smell of malty hops, flavor was slightly sweet, malt, hops, boozy, and bitter

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
michcam8 (475) - Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2013
1st beer I’ve had from this brewery. Not sure what to expect, but overall, I was pleased. Pours a cloudy dark orange color, with a fluffy head and lots of lacing. Aroma is more on the bready malty side, than on the hoppy side, but definitely detection of earth and grass, with some alcohol detection. Tastes is more on the hoppy side, with malts and warming alcohol. Bitter, sweet finish. Centennial hops is definitely the showcase hop. Overall, good beer, and would drink again. Also, I look forward to trying others from this brewery.


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