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

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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomTron (451) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Pours a deep amber with little to no white head. Aromas of pine, citrus, and alcohol. This is a meaty DIPA. Alot of big hop bitterness and a rather crisp finish. Big time legs running down the glass. Overall this is a very solid DIPA, and one I would definitely try again, but it’s not really separating itself from other elite DIPA’s I’ve had.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
anfractuosity (315) - - MAR 20, 2013
Awesome strong IPA. Lovely aroma. Slightly cloudy.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
BrewReed (2) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013 does not count
Very drinkable DIPA. Very nice balance and flavor. Definitely an DIPA to be reckoned with!! #brewsday ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jd543 (428) - SCOTLAND - MAR 16, 2013
Strong hoppy aroma, followed by a disappointingly bland taste The smell promises so much, which the flavour doesn’t fulfil. Not bad tasting, but leaves you wondering where all those hops went?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The_Osprey (5561) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014

Oct 2012 Bottle. As expected from an american style IPA, marked bitterness and grapefruit. However, this isn’t a balanced example of the type. Flavour of grapefruit too concentrated, too sharp. (2.9)

Nov 2012 - Another bottle. Better but still pretty boring flavours and too sharp and alcoholic. Not good. (3.0)

Jan 2013 – Yet another bottle. Parma violets, floral, bitter of course. Bit of sweetness to finish. Overall, not great.(2.9)

June 2014 – I thought I’d give it one last chance to impress. Keg at Brewdog. Dark orange, clear, still, big foamy white head. Aroma of citrus, caramel and alcohol. Body is medium to light, slightly foamy in the mouth. Taste is light with some straw and noticeable alcohol. (3.3)

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mzaar (2658) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2013
Flaska från SB. Lätt grumlig bärnstenfärgad öl med ett "vispat ägg-skum". Och där, där lämnar vi oväsentligheterna och går över till dofterna. Som är makalöst inbjudande, fantastiska, fruktiga, ljuvliga - detta blir min första doft-10. Det är nästan så att jag glömmer bort att dricka, så underbart är det att sitta med näsan ner i glaset och känna persika, apelsin, nyoljad veranda, grape, ananas... Men till slut smakar jag förstås ändå, det måste jag ju göra. Det är inte lika fantastiskt som doften, men herregud, hur hade det sett ut. Mycket bra räcker långt. Beskan väl avvägd, exotiska frukter hittas, alkoholen smyger bakom hörnet och visar upp sig, men är inte alls framträdande. Tack BrewDog för en fin upplevelse.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kosmokrator (813) - ITALY - MAR 12, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Color arancio limpido e intenso con soffice e saponosa schiuma bianca. Aroma intenso con un fantastico bouquet di luppoli arricchito con note di toffee e frutti esotici; gusto amaro e maltoso intensissimo, ottimamente strutturato. Corposa, effervescente, muscolosa, persistente e luppolatissima. Double IPA da usare come paragone!!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bierhoppen (1) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 6, 2013 does not count
Great beer with a rich hopflavour and lots of bitters. The Hardcore IPA is a rough beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fmandal (10) - Steinkjer, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2013
Bottle @ Vinmonopolet. Not quite sure what to think about this one. It claims to be an "explicit imperial ale", but I can't say this is an imperial IPA. Might be the age of the bottle (expires in 6 months), might be they way the bottle was handled before it got into my hands, or it might just be an attempt of overselling a less than great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
haf (530) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 4, 2013
Botella 33 Cl. Esta empresa va acabar haciendo espirituosos como siga haciendo tan alcoholicas las cervezas.


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