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

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RATINGS: 1292   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrepintado (1582) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Panzerfaust (566) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bax (1173) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bloke (13) - Wei Hai, CHINA - JAN 2, 2012
Didn’t get to try this in a glass so can’t say about appearance but loved the aroma, you can almost taste the toffee before it hits your tongue. I love sweet ales that get it right and this one is awesome. Lovely aftertaste and very slick going down.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vinegar92 (61) - Matera, ITALY - JAN 2, 2012
Aroma mediamente fruttato. Alla vista si presenta di un color ambrato con una schiuma corposa e abbondante all’inizio, ma che va sfumando velocemente. Gusto "pesante" in tutti i sensi. L’alcohol si sente nel gusto fin troppo. Questa birra mi ha deluso parecchio.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2179) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a medium-sized creamy head. Orange-red clear colour. Aroma of hops, citrus fruits, caramel, floral notes. Initial mouthfeel is very neutral, after the last drop is gone through your throat the brutal bitterness kicks in from the back of your mouth to paralyze you completely, and the sensation slowly vanishes into a lasting bitter-sweet finish. All the time no hint of alcohol in neither aroma nor taste. After the bottle is gone it leaves you wanting more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Orange coloured from the bottle. Minimal white head. Lots of fruit and hops on the nose. Grapefruit and resin flavours.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (969) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
I absolutely adore this ale! 330ml bottle. Pours an deep orangey hazed amber with a nice stable off-white head. All kinds of hoppy scents here, grapefruits, mangos, zests, refresher sweets, toffee. Packed with flavours. It’s bitter, but not too much. More tart, with a sweetness. Doesn’t overpower when you’re eating alongside which is nice. It’s a little bit crazy, but it’s still cracking. Cheers!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugi (413) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2011
Amber coloured, a bit hazy with a medium, slightly tanned and stable head. Heavy smell of fruits (e.g. mango, grapefruit/citrus , berries). Very bitter from the beginning with fruity notes. slightly sour at the end. Creamy texture and very long lasting taste.


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