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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blade86 (1020) - Wrocław, POLAND - NOV 8, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2012 Aroma: very intense & pleasant, fruits, lot of fruits (citrus and other), some caramel, a little floral; Appearance: amber, little hazy with small but very firm off-white head (very good lacing): Taste: light sweetness, very strong bitterness (grapefruitish), just a hint of alcohol; Palate: medium-to-full body, oily feel, rather soft carbonation, very long (I mean it), strongly bitter finish with alcoholic warmness; Overall: great beer in every way, aroma is masterpiece, taste is incredibly good and the rest is at least great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3228) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
330ml bottle, batch 113, dark amber-orange color, with a thick bubbly beige head, nice floral candied orange peel, peach, soapy, piney hoppy nose, with some cedary, grassy, leafy, minty, citrus grapefuit accents, with a faint toasted, biscuity, pale malt, light yeasty note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warmth, yeasty, fruity, strong flowery zesty lemon, orange peel, piney, resiny, leafy, grassy hopped character, with some lemon marmalade, grapefruit, lime rind, toasted, caramelized, pale malt flavours, with a faint minty undertone, leading towards a yeasty, candied orange peel, orange marmalade, spritzy citrus lemon peel, piney, leafy, cedary, grassy, resinous hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
StuBrew (19) - - NOV 6, 2012
This is the shit! Could just smell this stuff all night long! The best British double IPA I have tried. Itís a tangeriney hop monster with a sweet, addictive aroma. Love it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fellebag (1216) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2012
330ml bottle. Pours a silky and creamy nice white head. Pretty well carbonated, cute small bubbles. Aroma of autumnly hops and fruit cake. More power for taste than expected. Pear and sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6924) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 3, 2012
Medium beige head. Clear brown body. Rich tropical fruit and wine grapes aroma with spicy notes. Dry-sweet mango, gooseberry and wine grapes taste with earthy spicy notes. Mid-to-full body. Slightly sharp mouthfeel. Bittersweet earthy kiwi and mango aftertaste with gooseberry spicy notes. Nice, drinkable, and full of flavour. (0.33l bottle, wine monopoly, Triaden LÝrenskog.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
str023 (123) - Stokmarknes, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
Amber body, off-white head. Hoppy aroma with peach, grape fruit, brown sugar, roasted nuts and oat biscuits. A touch of licorice. Semi-dry ending. Interesting IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2012
22.4oz bottle, shared with friends. Best by 4/20/13. Batch 122. Mostly hazy amber orange color, on the darker side. Thin khaki head, little to no lace. Hops, some light pine and grapefruit... Flavor is kind of mild for a 9.2% DIPA. Definitely malt - forward. Bitter taste, just a hint of alcohol. Little zest, light sweet. Medium to bigger body, light crisp carbonation, more dry texture. Not my favorite DIPA, I was expecting more out of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3603) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
0.33l bottle from #261. This is a crystal clear champagne-brown one with a medium sized light beige top. Fruity and hoppy on the nose with a grassy bitterness, some sweet sticky caramel and tones of woodwork - like in sawdust. Nice stuff. Itís powerful and bitter in taste. Tons of hops, somewhat resinous and almost slightly astringent. Caramel with sour ripe strawberries and canned peaches. Ends with only subtle and suiting traces of well masked alcohol and an almost drymouthing bitter and grassy aftertaste. Strong and powerful, yet quite round and definitely not to much. 01.11.2012
Earlier Rating: 8/18/2011 Total Score: 4
0.33l bottle ,batch #120, from BrewDog webshop. Finally my turn to try this! It pours a cloudy copper-brown body with a nice creamy and lasting light beige head thatís lacing nicely down the glass. Aroma is as expected; lots of hops, fruity hops that is, sweet caramel, nuts some ripe melon zest with hints of wood and chocolate. Really nice! It has a nice and mouth-lubricating oily mouthfeel, average carbonated and quite full-bodied. Tastes sharp and well hoped! Light fruity (not so much as in the aroma), lots of pine, caramel with some hints of dry wood and the whole thing finishes warming and dry with some sweet alcohol and a everlasting hopy and bitter aftertaste. A real hardcore DIPA from the Scotís indeed! Ha! I can see not that annoying little flie that has been annoying me all night has climbed in to the empty glass, probably had a sip and dropped stone dead! Thankís BrewDog!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5316) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
330 ml bottle. Clear, deep golden body with a nice off-white head. Aroma is fruity and caramel. Itís strong and distinct fruity but I canít really put my finger on what kind of fruit, itís more like citric fruit in general with a hint of dry fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and bitter, dominated by caramel and the same general fruit flavor as in aroma, some dry fruit and herbal tea. Quite heavy in body, close to a good malt based IPA, but I feel its becoming to sweet and sticky caramelí ish after a few more sips with a lack of balance. Promising, but to much sweet caramel and bitterness without the fruity freshness for my liking. But the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2010 Total Score: 3.3
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Reddish orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and citric fruity. Flavor is moderate malty and caramel dominated by citric fruity hops. Long and bitter finish. Very nice and well made but not extraordinary.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2012
2012.11.01 - bottle 33cl - orange amber beer, creamy white head - nose : citrus, herbs - mouth : citrus, herbs and lovely bitterness in the end.

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