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

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RATINGS: 1188   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1890) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Hoppy aroma. Very floral yet sweet with a strong and bitter finish. Alcohol content is well masked.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mile (2887) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2011
Amber, hazy, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, tropical fruitiness and some caramel and tropical fruitiness, grapefruit and some piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some tropical fruitiness, grapefruit and some piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some light tropical fruitiness and light caramel, grapefruit and some piney hoppyness, some alcohol. Nicely hopped IIPA. As most of IIPAs this one is also too sweet/too much caramel (for me) to get 40/40+ points.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2871) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
12 fl oz bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 13OC11.

App.: Deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma: Strong and spicy, pepper, pine, caramel, thick, almost buttery malts, a little floral and fruity, blood oranges, really strong pepper and pine, some grapefruit and C-hops, serious stuff. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate-relaxed effervescence. Flav.: Follows the nose with strong peppery, pine, resin, rich fruity caramel, some floral notes, blood oranges, a bit perfumed, cardamon?; sweet with good bitterness and a slightly medicinal/menthol/eucalyptus note, fruit, a little alcohol, sort of refreshing fruitiness.

Another original from BD.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Bottle, pours amber with white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, tropcal fruits, Taste is slight bitterness. Oily texture. Good balanced intresesting beer. Brewdogs best in my opinion

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
Very hoppy in taste and aroma, long bitter finish. But some fruity sweetness in there as well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
At its best this is a delightful beer. But it varies dramatically, it seems, between batches. Some are rather malty, others are awfully bitter. But at its best, as was the case with the last one I sampled, this is a scrumptious beer. Hard to predict, then, what it will taste like. Still, it is one of the best bottled British beers I have had.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NordicV (1095) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Bärnstensfärgad öl med vitt flyktigt skum. Doft av citrus, ananas och tallbarr. Oljig munkänsla och en djup smak av olika exotiskafrukter kombnerat med en diskret beska. En härlig öl att sippa på under en fotbollshalvlek. Döljer sina 9,2% mycket väl.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (3044) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
(33 cl, batch 160) Un col mousseux mince flotte sur un liquide fortement ambré. Une dentelle éparse se dessine sur le verre. Le nez présente des parfums maltés fortement riches, à la manière d’un vin d’orge, avec des houblons englués dans le caramel et le sucre d’orge. L’alcool est bien dissimulé, un véritable danger. Les saveurs se construisent autour de malts sucrés et de houblons résineux qui s’affirment davantage. De belles pointes fruitées viennent chatouiller les papilles. En bouche, le liquide possède une belle rondeur avec un pétillement modéré à faible et une texture huileuse. En finale, les sucres des malts sont à la remorque d’une bonne et longue amertume de houblons.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rodenbach99 (3091) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2011
Bouteille de 330ml. Batch 160. Ouf. première expérience avec un produit Brewdog. Le liquide dévoile sa robe cuivrée foncée une fois dans le verre. Il est parfaitement translucide, la bière étant filtrée. La mousse beige trône au sommet. Les arômes de sucre d’orge et de houblon se dispersent dans la pièce tel un vieux pet. Les effluves sont dans le registre du Vin d’Orge (merci Patrick). Le moût semble avoir bouilli longtemps pour que le Maris Otter puisse donner ces arômes de caramel. La bouche est puissante, les saveurs bien présentes, le malt bien caramélisé a une charpente bien musclé. Les houblons ne donnent pas leurs place avec des une amertume de haut niveau en fin de bouche. Une bière, sans être des plus complexe, de grande qualité.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (1838) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2011
0,33 l. bottle, batch # 275. Hazy amber colour with a dense off-white head. Aroma is malty with caramel notes, intensive hoppy with notes of herbs, fruits, grapefruits and more. Taste is light malty - chocolate, light sweetness with notes of candy and fruit, intensive hopped (bitter hop extracts, grapefruits) and notes of alcohol in the finish. Bitter, very dry finish. Excellent beer.


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