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

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RATINGS: 1400   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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 donít 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1216) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours a dark amber-red with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, fruit, sweet malts, some toasted caramel, and a little booze. Taste is of citrus, pine, apricot and pineapple, sweet malts, toasted caramel malt, some toffee, and a little booze. Has a medium full body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel, bubbly carbonation, and a balaced, slightly metelic and sweet finish. Overall, a pretty good DIPA that hides the 150 IBUís with a lot malts, but is hindered by some light booze and a slighty metelic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3980) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Total Wine, Fairfax 330ml ($4): Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity hops: plenty of grapefruit, but more substantial sugary fruits as well. Taste is well-balanced between the malty and the bitter elements. The hops attack at the front and sustain, but get balanced out by the malty sweetness towards the middle and the back. This is medium bodied, and, because of the intense flavours, it is definitely more of a sipper than anything.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PenguinKenny (2) - ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2012 does not count
Beautiful golden colour with a sweet, fruity scent. Wide range of flavours in the taste, even a little sourness comes through with a solid aftertaste. A very good IPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WeissGary (285) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2012
A very good beer.. on tap at Brewdog Edinburgh.... lovely strong fruity aroma, citrus like, bitter and fruity taste. A best of the best BrewDog beers!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vir4030 (560) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 On tap at the Magpie Inn in Dalkey Dublin. Very nice hoppy aroma and flavor. Awesome. Nose and flavor match perfectly. Definitely strong and definitely like. This is a real texbook solid DIPA. Hop juice is the nickname of this beer. Oh and delicious.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thearmi (29) - Riga, LATVIA - JUL 2, 2012
Sweet and quite aggressive aroma. You can feel the hops explode in the aroma. Nice amber color, quite clear with minimal head. As a fan of IPAs I think the taste is excellent - somewhat sweet-ish in the beginning with a finish of mind-blowing bitterness. A really awesome IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (3615) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 1, 2012
330ml bottle. Dark amber color. Small head, good lacing. Citric hops, malts, orange, mild pine in aroma. Sweet, bitter hops, fruity, grapefruit, bit grassy flavor. Nice mild bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nilz (445) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle pours a clear copper colour with a glint of emerald not a lot of head and ephemeral. Powerful complex aroma hops and sweet malts. Taste of metallic astringency with a bitter finish leaves mass of floral hops, toasted caramel at a guess. Is it a bit OTT, or pushing the limits? Iíd give it a go!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Psytron (1527) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2012
Smell of hops and citrus. Copper colour, light brown head. Highly bitter, also some sweetness in aftertaste. Strong aroma of hops, some orange peel. Some tobacco also. Aftertaste bitter and sour. Excellent stuff.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewdrinks (11) - - JUN 27, 2012
floral, citrus, herbs, fruity on the nose, Appearance red, amber, cloudy. Carbonation lively, with bitter, fruity and spicy finish! wow!


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