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

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RATINGS: 1362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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 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.


3.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mrkipling (51) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2012
Dark orange pour. Nice foamy head that dissipates reasonably quickly. Smells of everything that I love about DIPAs... hoppy, citrusy and with a twang of bitterness. Tastes a lot like it smells. Very bitter aftertaste. Draws obvious comparisons with my current favourite DIPA (Magic Rock Human Cannonball) but I find this to be a bit too thick and syrupy to really compete on the same level (still rather nice though).

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Case (288) - GERMANY - MAR 19, 2012
Explicit Imperial Ale. Allright! Dark orange pour with tiny head. Strong potent aroma of piney, grapefruity hops, oranges, sour candy. Really big on the aroma front. Taste is just as forward: Sweet and resiny with a full mouthfeel, sweet malts, pineapple and very nice bitter aftertaste. A bit too sweet and sticky but a great finish that leaves you tasting the hops for quite a while.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (839) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a red tinge. Aroma of mandarin orange, grapefruit, pine, caramel. Palate is quite sweet, but not cloying, and quickly fades into a lingering bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden. Quite a contrast with this one. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gramoit (377) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours a two finger head that recedes very slowly. A real good citrus aroma accompanied with malt and hops. A fairly bitter taste with malt and hops. A very solid Double IPA and one to have more of in the future.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1317) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Big bottle, poured a sort of dark tan hazy color. Medium head retention. Houston, Whole Foods. Aroma is a blend of malt and floral hop. Medium bitter. Ave carbonation. This has a balance of strong malt with hop, with malt tilting the scale. Nevertheless it will do. Well done.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2012
Botle. Pours clear Golden orange with white head nice lace. Aromas of pine citrus and grass over light toast with a light caramel toffee. Medium light body, piney citrus grassy flavors and bitterness moderate-high lingering well on.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2012
Clear, dark amber colour with a tanned and short foamy head. Pleasantly piney and resiny hoppy aroma with fruity accents of lime and mildly cara-malty background. Bitter and slightly sweet flavour, full bodied with a calm carbonation. Hearty cara-malty base with the full dosage of mainly resiny and slightly fruity aroma hops; dry and bitter lingering hoppy finish. Very good

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
Tesco finest @ £6 for 4. Bargain of the century so far. The problem is that the more of these you drink the more intense a flavour you need... feels like iím slowly joining the hop-hunting mission

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
theyshookhands (243) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Pours a dark amber with a somewhat foamy dark tan head and some lace. Aroma is of orange, grapefruit, pine, lemon, resin. Very strong flavour, grapefruit, orange, pine, hops, resin, some alcohol. Very bitter but it dissipates fairly quickly leaving a nice fruity, alcoholic aftertaste.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Big_Dunc (35) - Glasgow, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2012
A strong beer that has great flavours. Nice head. I wouldn't want to drink too many. --- a mobile beer rating
Earlier Rating: 3/3/2012 Total Score: 4.7
This beer is actually BrewDog's hardcore IPA that has been branded for tesco. The beer is incredible value for money at £1.99 a bottle rather than over £3 for the brewdog bottling. Great flavour, and strength. A must buy --- a mobile beer rating


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