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

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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gav12c (119) - Wollongong, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
pours a thick golden orange with a thin white head, hit’s the nose with a heavy maltyness and a good hopping not far behind. taste magnifies the aroma with earthy and citrusy hops being held together with a strong malt backbone, quite impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LED40 (67) - SCOTLAND - MAR 2, 2012
330ml bottle. Smell is sweet and very tropical fruit like, grapefruit and mango mostly. Appearance is amber with a thick head considering the abv. Palate is medium and taste is bitter with a sharp fininsh. A great example of a British Double IPA - comparable to the Punk IPA but kicked up with more flavour and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (5049) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle from Presporska pivoteka, Bratislava. Dark amber color with white long lasting head. Aroma of lemon, grapefruit, apricots, orange zest, pine. Taste, piny hops, grapefruit, resin, tropical fruits, nice bitterness in background. Floral bitter hops finish. Good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
spacecube (966) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2013 an excellent strong IPA from brewdog, solid malt backbone, very strong citrus & grapefruit hues, slighty earthy and herby, colour is a dark amber. lively carbonation, finish short, bitter and fruity. Solid and pretty unique flavour combination.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2559) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber, minimal white head. Aroma: candy, grapefruit, then some peaches. Taste: bitter, very bitter. No subtlety. Fizzy, dry finish, medium body. Bottle past its prime, very hoppy and skunky.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (3029) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 29, 2012
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear dark amber with a big frothy off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet and fruity with mango, pineapple, gooseberries, pine, grass, caramel, wood, oily orange peal and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with lemon grass, lime leaves, peaches, mango, pine, orange zest, dark bread, caramel and alcohol. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky sweet and rather full-bodied. Finish is slightly sweet and bitter with wood, caramel and citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ddemmingjr (720) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2012
pours clear orange/copper, dense tan ring. nose is pine, resin, caramel malts, toffee, herbal sweet malts, dough. fairly bitter on finish. full bodied. huge long finish. great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
janubio (439) - SPAIN - FEB 27, 2012
330 ml. bottle. Hazy amber colour, decent foam that does not hold much. Leaves a lace in the form of tiny bubbles in theside of the glass. Strong funky aroma of tropical fruits, citruses, spices and some toffee. It feels very nice in the tongue, bitter and roasted, but silky. Taste of tropical fruits, spices, toffee, sweet and sour, but more on the bitter part. Impressive.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - FEB 27, 2012
This marvellous amber strong IPA exhalts tropical fruit, peach in syrup, hops and candied fruit. Mouth is smooth, aftertaste is bitter/sweet. Great rich and complex beer, Cheers !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2012
33cl bottle: Looks lovely, a copper hue with an off-white head. Big spicy hop aroma, resinous and earthy with fresh dank and citrussy notes and a candied maltiness. Very full flavour, pretty sweet up front with a very dank hoppy finish and medium bitterness. Thick and robust body. Very tasty DIPA, though some may not dig the prominent malt sweetness. I actually would have prefered a leaner, drier body.


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