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

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RATINGS: 1448   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Weefannybaws (130) - Barrhead, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2012
Pours a deliciously malty brown colour. Aroma of fruit & alcohol. Taste of bitter bananas, with a powerful alcoholic fruit kick. Pungent malt after-taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1756) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2012
33cl bottle. Filtered brown liquid with medium and thick gray head. Nose : Tart with lime and citrus zest. Spices. Sip : Full body with low carbonation. Oily texture. Sweet background with genuine grapefruit bitterness. Sharp flavors. Well balanced and lasting with mellow ending. It doesn’t leave any bad aftertaste, it leaves just the right perfumes. Nice one.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1318) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Pours a dark amber-red with a small foamy tan head. Aroma is of citrus, pine, fruit, sweet malts, some toasted caramel, and a little booze. Taste is of citrus, pine, apricot and pineapple, sweet malts, toasted caramel malt, some toffee, and a little booze. Has a medium full body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel, bubbly carbonation, and a balaced, slightly metelic and sweet finish. Overall, a pretty good DIPA that hides the 150 IBU’s with a lot malts, but is hindered by some light booze and a slighty metelic finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
matter (28) - - JUL 20, 2012
Strong sweet tropical fruit (mango, pineapple) aroma immediately as the bottle is opened, more hops detectable on the nose as it warms. Pours amber with a lasting off white head. Initially big sweet citrus, caramel and cream flavour moving to a long lasting, strong bitter pine, grass, and resin hop finisg. Medium body and carbonation. Bold but drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2012
Flowery nose, crystally body. Big on the flavour but not on body. An absolute palate wrecker, and I just loved the spiderwebs.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
this is a great IPA. its got a huge hoppy, tropical resiny nose. great smooth mouthfeel and satisfying alcohol presence. recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haukur (1431) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 27, 2012
no idea why I have not rated this, big hoppy aroma, sticky sweet with a massive finish, one hell of a double ipa!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmrmwel (1284) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 24, 2012
Bottle, batch 221. Pours red amber, with a finger thick head. Aroma is a nice hoppy bitterness with notes of flowers and pine, and a solid malt backbone with toffee and bread. Full body, and soft to medium carbonation. Flavour is bitter hops with resin, grapefruit and orange peel, and a good roasted malt toffee. Long grapefruit bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (4105) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Total Wine, Fairfax 330ml ($4): Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma is fruity hops: plenty of grapefruit, but more substantial sugary fruits as well. Taste is well-balanced between the malty and the bitter elements. The hops attack at the front and sustain, but get balanced out by the malty sweetness towards the middle and the back. This is medium bodied, and, because of the intense flavours, it is definitely more of a sipper than anything.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Poured a nice hazy amber with mild lacing. Strong citrus aromas with some sweetness, malts are notable with a trailing spiciness and subtle woodyness. Flavors of strong bitter sweet hops, there is strong notes of grapefruit with malts following and then more hop flavors linger with a hint of wood and a minimal amount of warmth from the alcohol. The Finish: the malts come out a little more as it warms and the hops hold strong, there is a bright citrus fruityness to this beer... The 9.2% ABV is very sneaky!


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