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

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RATINGS: 1292   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheCametron (1882) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 22, 2011
Bottle. Pours orange with white head. Nice hop nose. Tropical fruit. Grapefruit. Nice hoppy bitterness. This is a nice IIPA. I feel like it was nicer on keg at Brewdog.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DWestrick (456) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 22, 2011
bottle. very interesting IPA - didnít have the initial hop taste like Iím so accustomed to/. Itís really really smooth for 9.2% Great beer - will try again

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mrmartin (707) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2011
Reddish orangey poor thin off white head. Equal parts candy malts and resiny hopped nose. Medium body. Nutty malty front, resiney hops. ending with a slightly alcoholic strong bitter finish. almost mediciney

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3365) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 21, 2011
Dark amber golden color. Healthy dose of caramel, apples, oranges and earth in the nose. Mouth is very full, but not sweet or cloying, though clearly malt accented. Underlying hops just pop their head up and crystal malt make for an unusual twist on this beer. English hops arenít nearly as agressive or bitter, but highly enjoyable. Well balanced. Moderate bitter finish with notes of caramel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
r464 (1946) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Hoppy aroma. Very floral yet sweet with a strong and bitter finish. Alcohol content is well masked.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mile (3131) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2011
Amber, hazy, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, tropical fruitiness and some caramel and tropical fruitiness, grapefruit and some piney hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and some tropical fruitiness, grapefruit and some piney hoppyness, faint alcohol. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some light tropical fruitiness and light caramel, grapefruit and some piney hoppyness, some alcohol. Nicely hopped IIPA. As most of IIPAs this one is also too sweet/too much caramel (for me) to get 40/40+ points.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
12 fl oz bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 13OC11.

App.: Deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma: Strong and spicy, pepper, pine, caramel, thick, almost buttery malts, a little floral and fruity, blood oranges, really strong pepper and pine, some grapefruit and C-hops, serious stuff. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate-relaxed effervescence. Flav.: Follows the nose with strong peppery, pine, resin, rich fruity caramel, some floral notes, blood oranges, a bit perfumed, cardamon?; sweet with good bitterness and a slightly medicinal/menthol/eucalyptus note, fruit, a little alcohol, sort of refreshing fruitiness.

Another original from BD.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SimonRoller (391) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2011 Bottle, pours amber with white head. Aroma is pine, citrus, tropcal fruits, Taste is slight bitterness. Oily texture. Good balanced intresesting beer. Brewdogs best in my opinion

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mezcalmannen (395) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
Very hoppy in taste and aroma, long bitter finish. But some fruity sweetness in there as well.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2011
At its best this is a delightful beer. But it varies dramatically, it seems, between batches. Some are rather malty, others are awfully bitter. But at its best, as was the case with the last one I sampled, this is a scrumptious beer. Hard to predict, then, what it will taste like. Still, it is one of the best bottled British beers I have had.


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