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

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RATINGS: 1377   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 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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (260) - ITALY - MAR 28, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 aroma:caramel, herbs, floral, toast, apparenza:red, clear, gusto:medium sweetness, medium bitterness, palalto:oily feel, medium body, soft carbonation, bitter, spettacolare!!!!l’aroma è completamente rispecchiato nel gusto,è sorprendente quanto sia bilanciato il dolce del malto con la luppolatura abbondante..non smetterei mai di berla!finale unico,amaro ma non eccessivamente bevuta all’elfo

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2012
190111: Not as violent hop aroma as you might think. But a nice rounded flavor with good sweetness and bitterness. Very nice hoppy beer,

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mike_77 (3634) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2012
Light brown colour, thick solid foam. Citrusy green hop aroma. Texture is a bit sticky. Flavour is sweet and fruity with some strong tropical fruit flavours. Some sweetness retained in the finish with a great punch of bitter hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimplySike (1050) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2015 2014-07-12
33cl. Bottle.
Pours clear orange/amber with white head.
Aroma citrus, grapefruit, floral, pine, caramel.
Taste caramel sweets, grapefruit piny bitter.
Mouthfeel oily, dry.
Awesome beer.

2012-05-28
33cl. Bottle.
Poors clear orange/amber with white head. Some carbo.
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, floral.
Taste is great grapefruit bitter, some sweet.
It is a great beer!

2012-03-24
33cl. Bottle. Poors orange amber with white head. Aroma floral, citrus, malts. Taste nice fresh bitter. I love this beer :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mithe (1017) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 23, 2012
(draught 0,3l) Strong floral, herbs, hops aroma. Hazy dark amber color. Huge white head. Light sweet, very bitter, strong floral, light spicy, very light fruity flavour. Medium body. Long bitter finish.

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 (293) - 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 (855) - 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 (1323) - 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.


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