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

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RATINGS: 1292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1630) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 7, 2012
Amber coloured beer, with a nice big and decent holding head. Grassy, citrus, slightly caramel. More sweetness then expected at the taste, siropy mouthfeel, not bad at all, but not totally what I was looking for. A bit to hard boost.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cunningham (4939) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 5, 2012
Lovely amber colour with a nice tan head. Hoppy and fruity aroma. Sweet fruity and hoppy flavour. Lots of grape in this one. Very well hidden alcohol.
[Bottle from Systembolaget in Strömstad, Sweden]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - APR 3, 2012
Clearorangey amber hue. Predominant crystal malt aroma, enticing piney hop. Touches of crystal and caramel malt flavor, surrounded by a nice pineapple citrussy bitterness and spice. One excellent double ipa

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (322) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - APR 1, 2012
Overpowering aroma with sharp hops and lots of malty sugars. Grapefruit and floral hops attack you first and then a cascade of sweet notes follows: honey, molasses, and a bit of funk that I find rather disagreeable and almost ruins an otherwise great nose. The mouthfeel is full, with a medium-to-thick body and medium carbonation. Sweet notes in the taste help smooth over the full-blown assault on your tongue that is this beer. It doesn’t seem like 150 IBUs, though. The aftertaste is bitter, sweet and almost tart. If it were more balanced, it would be an excellent double IPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 28, 2012
Aroma: Very syrupy. You can instantly feel its potency, both in alcoohol and hops. Crazy fruity aromas, like strawberries, pineapple, grapefruit, orange marmalade etc. Also a carameley maltiness is present in the background. Mouthfeel: Medium and oily. Taste: Severely bitter and very fruity (see aroma). A certain creamy flavor (strawberry tart?). Just a bit of sweetness underlying. Heavenly stuff. Finish: Long, long bitter finish with syrupy, tropical fruit notes. Overall: Top beer. Not overwhelming, despite its strength and bitterness. That’s my kind of stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (248) - ITALY - MAR 28, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 aroma:caramel, herbs, floral, toast, apparenza:red, clear, gusto:medium sweetness, medium bitterness, palalto:oily feel, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter, spettacolare!!!!l’aroma è completamente rispecchiato nel gusto,è sorprendente quanto sia bilanciato il dolce del malto con la luppolatura abbondante..non smetterei mai di berla!finale unico,amaro ma non eccessivamente bevuta all’elfo

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2012
190111: Not as violent hop aroma as you might think. But a nice rounded flavor with good sweetness and bitterness. Very nice hoppy beer,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike_77 (3423) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
Light brown colour, thick solid foam. Citrusy green hop aroma. Texture is a bit sticky. Flavour is sweet and fruity with some strong tropical fruit flavours. Some sweetness retained in the finish with a great punch of bitter hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimplySike (966) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 2014-07-12
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear orange/amber with white head.
Aroma citrus, grapefruit, floral, pine, caramel.
Taste caramel sweets, grapefruit piny bitter.
Mouthfeel oily, dry.
Awesome beer.

2012-05-28
33cl. Bottle.
Poors clear orange/amber with white head. Some carbo.
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, floral.
Taste is great grapefruit bitter, some sweet.
It is a great beer!

2012-03-24
33cl. Bottle. Poors orange amber with white head. Aroma floral, citrus, malts. Taste nice fresh bitter. I love this beer :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (941) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 23, 2012
(draught 0,3l) Strong floral, herbs, hops aroma. Hazy dark amber color. Huge white head. Light sweet, very bitter, strong floral, light spicy, very light fruity flavour. Medium body. Long bitter finish.


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