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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1214   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3318) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
11.2 oz bottle, best before 16-09-11. Foggy orange brown with a creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, cat and dough with fleeting hints of citrus. With the first sip the sweetness in the aroma gives way to a jolt of hop oil. Medium to full body, almost syrupy, with enough fizz to lighten it up. Taste is cane sugar, grapefruit peel, a touch of vodka and soft pine. A little heavy handed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jlruthven (542) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2011
Bottle. This is my second time having this, for added perspective. Pours dark burnt orange with fluffy off-white head that never goes away. Nose is BIG citrus and pine, huge caramel malt backbone. Tastes of orange, salted grapefruit, explosive hops, more caramel in the foreground. Incredibly long, heavy finish. A perfectly integrated, yet bracing IPA. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Grima (2089) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - AUG 6, 2011
The beer is a bright amber-colored with a thin, high creamy head. The smell is hoppy, bitter, very spicy, with lots of citrus. The IPA starts very hoppy and fruity, citrus comes through a lot, paired with fantastic aroma hops. The middle part shows very herbal, with lots of citrus and lots of aroma hops. Very hoppy aftertaste, with hints of mint flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
scoth (491) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Pours a hazy cloudy orange-amber, with a medium beige head, fine clinging lacing. Thick aroma of bread, grass, grapefruit, toffee, with some berry, floral and spicy notes, very malty. Full body, crisp, smooth and velvety, dry. Medium initial sweetness, short citrus tartness midpalate with some alcohol hotness, then a medium bitter lingering finish. A mighty brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2011
The aroma is a lovely mix of bread, caramel, citrus hops, fruit. The appearance is the common amber, white head. The flavor is a lot like the aroma, bread, caramel, fruit, citrs, light pine. Certainly a malt forward beer. Medium to medium thick in body, sticky mouthfeel. Nice finish of citrus and pine hops, lingering. A bit overhyped and overpriced, but an excellent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
Had this the last day before the BBD. Hazy amber. The aroma is honeyed and florals with tropical fruit accents. Pretty rich, chewy caramel stuf with light lychee-type hop notes. Ok, for style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6568) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 4, 2011
On tap at petrol station. Pours a hazy deep orange amber w a caramel brown head that dissipates slowly and laces slightly. Aroma is full of pine hops matched by a sweet bread and caramel note. Sweet grains and caramel with a strong pine hop note. Quite sticky.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1262) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2011
Incredibly big hop aroma. Wasn’t picking up anything else besides alcohol strength. Interesting try, but for my palate it was too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy copper/orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy floral, citrus, and fruity hops, medium cereal and meal malt with moderate fruity esters of apricot and pear. Some alcohol aromas peak in late. Flavor is heavy hops and moderate bitterness with nicely supportive malt and a slight alcohol, dry finish. Full body, high warmth, and moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 28, 2011
buena doble ipa con carácter maris otter,caramelo y mucho lúpulo,un poco de sabor alcohólico debido al desajuste.igualmente recomendable.en barril mucho mejor!!

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