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

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RATINGS: 1289   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhamp9 (1132) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Pours a hazy dark orange with a nice pale yellow head and good lacing. Big aroma of mango, orange zest, and a little floral. Taste is citrus, pine, mango, grass, and good maltiness comes through. Really nice bitterness. This is very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (647) - BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2012
Dark reddish shine, large head. Aroma quite flowery with some grainy bitter hops. Taste has lots of flower hops, grains, oats and bitter finish. A bit watery at te end. Might also be because the bottle was already a half year overdue. Still quite nice though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (1165) - FINLAND - FEB 8, 2012
Poured medium orange with a creamy, beige head. Aroma of grapefruit and caramel malts.. Raisins too. Well balanced. Flafor of burnes bread with bitterness and citrys hoppy. Warm. SWELL!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hiomo (74) - Castellalto, ITALY - FEB 5, 2012
Ha un colore aranciato carico, leggermente velata, con un cappello di schiuma non troppo ampio, ma compatto e duraturo.Al palato è dolce, corposa e consistente, controbilanciata dall’abbondante amaro del luppolo che non tarda a farsi sentire.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
unstablefable (227) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2012
Pours a hazy brown with a large tan head, aroma of heavy caramel, treacle with the promise of piney citris tones. Initial sweet caramel flavour, burnt toast makes an appearance with a rather unbalanced bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosskie (456) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2012
Copper red colour beer with a weak head and a transparent almost luminescent appearance. No carbonation. The smell is bitter sweet lichees or strawberries mixed with grapefruits, with some saltiness. The taste is mainly bitter with a subtle refreshing sweetness. Very dry and bitter in the finish which evolves into a flowery, hayish bitterness. Like biting into a grapefruit but then without the sickening acidness. Well balanced delicious beer. Somewhat flat in the sense of variety.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thompson (356) - - FEB 4, 2012
33cl bottle shared by Benzai. Hazy red / brown / amber color, white head. Strong aroma of malts, hops and pine. Taste a lot of hops and bitter. Great mouthfeel, perfect suitable carbonation and ABV.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerfront (38) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 3, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2012 on tap @ Beer Bier Budapet.Ppours deep amber with hint of red. lively pours settles a small head which clears soon. aroma seems caramel , banana, lighter citrus hoppy. medium bitterness, medium body, oily cream mouth, sharp bitter finish citrus /grapefruit/lime. nice strong IPA. one to have at the end of the night to finish the evening.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tjforeman85 (17) - ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2012
Pours a deep amber, quickly dissipating head; nose of caramel, pineapple, mango on the turn, strawberry; thick mouthfeel, lasting bitterness poised perfectly with sticky, glucose malts, IBUs well masked. A promising introduction to the style, but how couldn’t it be a little misrepresentative

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (541) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
Deep reddish amber good white head .Floral arom a - notes of tropical fruit like lychee .brief fruity taste to start before the very full on hop bitterness kicks in that lasts and lasts . medium carbonation good body . you wouldn’t know it is 9.2% abv . A bit of a full on Double IPA for my taste


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