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

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RATINGS: 1290   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.


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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACD (671) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 27, 2012
33cl bottle. Pours deep amber with dissipating off white head. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, slight mango & smattering of citrus. Great bitter hop hit at the taste, full of lip smacking grapefruit & citrus with a sugary caramel malt backbone. Refreshing iipa that belies its hefty 9.2%. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerNick (996) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Staple DIPA, one to have in the fridge at all times. Good strong hop bitter aroma, good palate and carbo and an easy drinking beer, lots of hops, grapefruit burnt sweet suggery overtones. An easily accessible must have

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xatu (22) - vitoria-gasteiz, SPAIN - JAN 20, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2012 Low carbonatation, clear ambar with small head. A sweet fruity aroma with citric notes. Caramelly flavour and alcohol is felt. It ends with a lasting bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MalcolmTucker (751) - SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is citrus hops and grapefruit. More citrus in the flavour balanced with a decent malt backbone. Bitter finish. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
delnoche (456) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - JAN 19, 2012
33cl bottle poured into a shaker. Pours orange/amber with thick off-white head. Aroma is very floral and a bit citrusy. Flavor is all floral hops. Mouth feel is very sticky. Long finish is bitter. Excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (3251) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 18, 2012
Medium orange amber with gentle carbonation. Spicy orange and marmalade on the nose. Tastes like liquid orange extract, packed full of zesty freshness. Orange pith finish.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Bottle. Big malty brew. Caramel and honey flavors dominate. Resiny and sticky sweet. Bitterness is hidden in the background. Finish is sweet with orange and other citrus flavors. Mild alcohol burn. Very smooth and dangerous.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
marrymeipa (2) - - JAN 17, 2012 does not count
This beer is awesome. One of my favourites. Huge bitterness with citrus fruits. A hop heads dream and I can’t get enough of this. One of my go to beers

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
greglikesbeer (34) - Ancaster, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a medium white head. Strong hoppy aroma is accented by caramel and floral notes. Sharp bitterness hits the tongue immediately, slowly giving way to pine and mild citrus. When these flavors settle down a bit, you are left with a surprising sweetness. Finish is bitter and lingering; the high alcohol content leaves a satisfyingly warm feeling.


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