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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1258   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
justm (164) - Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep amber / copper with a thin white head. Medium carbonation. Pine resin aromas with a hint of grapefruit. Slight oily on the palate but soft with it. Biscuit, pine, resin, oily grapefruit and a slight orange peel bitterness. Biscuit taste remains with that oily almost metallic bitterness on the roof of my mouth and the middle of my tongue.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1150) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2012
(bottle 04/01-2012) medium light brown, slightly unclear brown head, good hoppy aroma, full body, bitter hoppy taste. Batch #148, BB date 13-05-2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirstyrabbit (1109) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Copper body, small head. Sweet aroma of hops, pine and hay. At first the taste is sweet and caramelly, then comes the big hop bitterness. Very good when cold, but becomes a bit cloying when it warms up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bolofab (21) - - JAN 6, 2012
Si presenta con un colore leggermente ambrato, quasi arancio, schiuma poco persistente. Questa hardcore ha un gusto troppo pesante..fa sentire i suoi 9°

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boxofrane (2149) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours a muddy brown with minimal head. The scent is of bread and some hoppy undertones. This one was not to my liking.. too much of a barleywine sweetness with an abundence of bitterness. I did not enjoy this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sayravai (4674) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 6, 2012
(Bottled, rated 2011-07-24) Hazy copper with a medium, firm head. Freshly hoppy, resiny pinewood, and some exotic fruit in the nose. Resiny-pinewoody and quite bitter flavor, balanced nicely with caramely maltiness. Alcohol quite well hidden. Quite full body with some acidity and medium CO2. A positive surprise from a brewery that I thought had lost its track completely after the excellent Paradox series. Could use more fruitiness, though, and seems best straight from the fridge.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1473) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - JAN 6, 2012
bottle at the great power of beer and wine, sevilla, spain. Cloudy amber appearance. Thin head and texture. Low to medium carbonation. Low sweetness and high bitterness. Fruits, hops, alcohol and a little pepperish aroma.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7157) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottled. Poured fiery medium orange with a creamy, well-retained beige head. The aroma picked up juicy grapefruit, pine, and a touch of vanilla over soft bready and caramel malts.. peppery warmth on the back of the nose.. well-balanced. The flavor found orange zest, black pepper, and pine bitterness over crusty bread and biscuity malts.. tacky and a little too spicy on the finish.. still tasty. Heavier-bodied with lots of carbonation on the palate.. warm and satisfying.. very good brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliriumT (361) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 8, 2012
Hazy copper colour which is much darker than the punk. A very strong citrusy hop smell dominates the nose which increases the anticipation to taste this beer. The first sip may be a bit of a letdown, but give it time and the caramel will take over. It is still very bitter as an IPA should be, but offers more intriguing flavours than the punk. Both very enjoyable beers but this one takes it by a nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (561) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - JAN 5, 2012
Bottle from El Irlandés. Batch #081. This IIPA appears in the glass with a cloudy bronze to light copper color and a nice espresso like head that laces finely. Aromas flow with enormous amounts of hops giving way to notes of grapefruit, passion fruit, lemongrass and rhubarb. This is a powerful and fresh hop perfume. When it gets warmer you can feel some strong toffee malt backbone. Taste is also tremendously generous in hops: Very bitter grassy and citrusy notes of grapefruit, lemongrass, lime, cannabis, malt grains, pistachios and pomegranate. It shows an explosion of well crafted bitterness and intensity backed by solid malt. This Imperial IPA is almost full bodied with lingering finish and a marvelous aftertaste. The alcohol is well disguised and bitterness can be felt even in the lips minutes after you drank the last sip. Seafood would be the perfect pairing. I would say this is in the same league as Three Floyds Dreadnaught. Fantastically crafted Imperial India Pale Ale! Kudos to BrewDog!

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