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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1181   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2011
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen
Hazy red-amber color; creamy head. Aroma of fruity hops, dust, soil, lightly earthy, cheesy. Correct body strength; strong caramel flavor, and strong resiny hops, with light fruity component.
The final is bold, but also a bit earthy and dusty.
Tasted side to side with the "I Hardcore You", this one seems to be the one that brings the original beer element to the mix.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2011
Batch 225, Best Before 18-8-2011. Oh my... a fresh bottle from BrewDog?! I don’t know what to do!! Dark orange color with a large head. Strong caramel aroma with piles of citrus and floral hits. Bracing bitterness. Big caramel and biscuit malt flavor. The hops drift towards floral and earthy spiciness. Very fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle of Tesco’s Finest* American Double IPA. Pours a red-orange colour with a decent white head. Aroma of tropical fruits and bubblegum. Flavours of banana, mango and orange rind. Very resinous oily mouthfeel, Some alcohol hum but very well masked given the abv. Nicely bitter with a bitter linger also. A bargain for Ł1.99!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe19612 (1801) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a dark orangey colour with a thin white head. Real hoppy aroma with plenty of malt, the taste is also hoppy with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danielyabu (1132) - Uniăo da Vitória, BRAZIL - JUL 10, 2011
average small white head. dark amber thick translucent body. MD. good lacing. aroma: heavy hoppy, orange, orange blossom, caramel. if: heavy bitter light sweet. ff: harsh bitter light sweet; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, medium carbonation, metallic finish. gosto flores, amargor monstruoso de lupulo, condimentado, agride, mas da pra aguentar. maior drinkability q da perigosa. 250s. balanceia bem. 20,9rs

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1550) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with a large tan head. Fresh hop aroma, pineapple, pine, caramel. Taste: pineapple, peaches, caramel, toffee,semi-sweet, not as bitter as expected, the alcohol is not really apparent. Above medium-bodied, smooth. Really nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3700) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUL 8, 2011
Bottle 33cl, a clear amber beer with low head. Nose is on mango, lemon, hops resin. Aroma is malty, medium sweet, deep hops resin, hops perfume, honey and grassy notes, aftertaste is long, bit burning with intense bitterness. Body is nice, a bit too sweet but nice vinous consistence and complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ekstedt (5317) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 2, 2011
UPDATED: APR 26, 2012 Bottle (33 cl) from Systembolaget. Cloudy orange to mahogny, medium tan head. Bisquity malt aroma in the background, with strong piney and citric hop aromas upfront and notes of apricots and peaches. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Semi dry with high, clean bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
undsioux7 (793) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Pours deep ambr with off white head. Pine and dank hop aroma with a big caramel malt and alcohol aroma. Taste is the same. Sweet buy not cloying.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (2948) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2011
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Srtong hoppy flavor with a lasting aftertaste.

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