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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1586   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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
Finn (6011) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2013
Hard Høst IPA. Flaske 0,33l fra Vinmonopolet, Tromsdalen. Batch 261. Drukket i heimen 19 Nov 12. Gyldenbrun. Pent luftig skum som klamrer seg til glasset. Kjempegod aroma av frukt & bær. Silkemyk munnfølelse. Smaken godt balansert. Tørket frukt. Aprikos & fersken. Blir raskt litt syrlig bitter. Innholdsrikt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
The7thSamurai (11) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2013
Amazing! The complex taste is overwhelming! Fruit, hops, bubblegum, pineapple even some smoke. The smell is amazing too and I just love the overall palate of this IPA. One of the best beers I ever drunk.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2012
0.33 l bottle. Pours a deep amber colour with a thick white head. Fruity citrus, malts, hops and caramel aroma. Toffee, butter, orange flavour. Nice and warming with a wellrounded body and bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2012
pours a cloudy dark dark orange with a thin beige head. Aroma is super fruity, tons of peach aroma, smooth citrus notes, some piney hop character and lots of toffee malt backbone, this smells awesome! Taste is quite amazing as well, toffee and peaches with a cleansing bitter finish that doesnt overpower, awesome creamy palate, this seriously is like a peach cobbler brew, one of my new favorite DIPAS.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vidar_Lund (20) - Trondheim, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Bought in Norway under the name "Hard Høst IPA". This is one of the best IPAs I’ve tasted. It’s somewhat sweet with a lovely aroma of flowers and a clear golden appearance. It doesn’t feel as heavy as some of the other Imperial IPAs and the alcohol is nicely balanced. A great beer this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VastActiv (4993) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2012
Bottle 0.33l. Colour is amber with some white head. Aromas and flavours have fruits, citrus, sweetness and massive hoppiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maekchu (3221) - Hirakata, JAPAN - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Gift from Neko-chan. Sharp, almost harsh, citrus bitter aroma. Light copper, thin tan head. Creamy fruit initial; so malty and sweet in mid palate: concentrated & fortified peaches; smooth yet insistent bitter final with some alcohol warmth. Medium body. Has an overdone character (like a barley wine). Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pcastilho (6) - Niterói, BRAZIL - DEC 24, 2012 does not count
No Words to describe. Amazing. I belibe the hop mix is the same frOm punk IPA. Allthough it is much better. Less citrus, more body, bitter, stronger, as the Name says HARDCORE. Dont hesitate, try it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
greitdet (3) - - DEC 23, 2012 does not count
very bitter, light sweetness, caramel, floral, citrus, earthy, alcohol, woody, fizzy, bitter, light body,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2013 Frisk doft, Grapefrukt, aningen bitter. Svag smak av alkohol. Lång eftersmak. Hade inte gissat på att den var 9,2

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