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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Glowing amber. Rich, sweet malt. Mint, grass, chives. Boiled sweets, anise. Long malty finish with spearmint and some white pepper.
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2010 Total Score: 3.6
Copenhagen beer festival 2010. Packed with malt and hops, lots of chewy grains here. Not as easy-going and refreshing as the Punk IPA, perhaps, but still a fine beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (6918) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours clear dark golden/amber with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma is strong fruity hops, grapefruit and pine. Taste is intense fruity, good dry but juicy tropical fruits,herbal and minty lingering aftertaste. Dry and clean mouthfeel. Well hidden alcohol, a very good one.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2011 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle. Pours unclear orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrussy and pine. Taste is filled with piney hops, loads and loads of them which creates a solid bitterness all the way to the end, shining thru the moderate sweet malty base. I suppose this is what an imperial IPA is all about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carfi (293) - Rakovník, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2012
Postupně sem budu doplňopvat piva, co jsem vypil a zapsal si, chvilku to asi bude trvat a proto k těm dříve vypitým pivům nebudou žádné "dojmy"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
visionthing (3886) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2012
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with caramel, citrus, fruits (also dried fruits), alcohol and hints of roasted malt and biscuits. Sweet, hoppy and malty with a pleasant caramel flavour and fairly dry , citrussy and bitter finish. Medium to full body. Nice IIPA. (2012-10-27)
Earlier Rating: 10/27/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange/amber with white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of pine and herbs. Alcohol is pretty well integrated, but there is some indication of high alcohol content. A bit sweet with a long, pretty bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (4135) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
On 33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Stover, Norway. Dark golden color, good foam. High intensity hoppy aromas ( grapefruit)’ also medium intensity caramel- some vanilla & fruitiness. Medium/ full body & high complexity . Sweetness, also good bitterness- ok balance. Very enjoyable
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2012 Total Score: 3.9
On tap at Underbar, Oslo. Golden color, ok foam. Full body & hgh complexity. Distinct hops, high viscosity. Good balance and very enjoyable

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrHyde (4) - Parma, ITALY - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
Colore ambrato, bella schiuma fine e persistente, al palato si avverte un leggero retrogusto di pompelmo, amara ma ottimamente bilanciata!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (3926) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
0,33 flaske fra Polet: en overveldende og god humlearoma, blandet med litt malt og krydder. Smaken som følger er like god og intens, komplekse humlenoter balansert med malt-og alkoholsødme. "Explicit imperial ale" som det står på etiketten er for en gangs skyld helt treffende.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2025) - Hässelby, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
Pours amber with low off white head Hoppy aromas of pine, grapefruit, caramel malts Full bodied and nicely bitter. Taste full of hops and caramel malts. Some oakyness and almost butterscotchy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (912) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Bottle in Dublin. Nice strong IPA. Bitter finishing which is not for everybody but I like it and I recommend. Y

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omikr0n (817) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear golden color with white head that was tearing apart after a while. Aroma is lots of hops and citrus fruits, especially orange, plus hint of some spices. Flavor is lots of hops, citrus fruits, bit of malt. Bitterness is quite strong but not overwhelming. Bitter aftertaste.

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