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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1610   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - FEB 2, 2013
Bella schiuma chiara cremosa e persistente, piacevole l’aroma si percepisce pane biscottato, agrumi, erbaceo e luppoli, al palato una discreta carbonazione , agrumi, amaro persistente dei luppoli, con un finale secco e amaro, ma coinvolgente e complesso, un Ipa particolare ma buonissima ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
morri (272) - NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Big off-white head which lasts a long time. Clear amber body. Strong aroma and taste of citrus and cascade hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6378) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle @ NK Saluhall. Clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, honey, fruit. Flavour of hops, some fruit. Tried it alongside I Hardcore You, go for that one. Whatever Mikkeller did it improved this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2015 330ml bottle at home. Hoping to get one from the new brewery, but didn?t! Might re-rate when I do... Pours a lovely amber, head doesn?t last too well, but good. Low aroma, not much to grasp when taking a big sniff, nose deep in. Taste is where it?s at though, packed with sweet & bitter citrus flavours, so good. Finish is long, but borders on the sweet, with more orange. Always a good beer to try, especially in the bars, but this bottle not one of the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2604) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, light to moderate herbs and pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast with date, toffee, green peppers and solvent in the background. Head is small, frothy, slightly off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is slightly hazy, medium amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation and a lightly astringent and dry yet sticky finish. This DIPA has a somewhat subdued hop profile , but the flavor is right on target and the palate is almost perfect.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BaroneBirra (420) - Gorizia, ITALY - JAN 26, 2013
0.33 bottle. Dark copper,medium head.Fruity smell, fresh and sweet. Bitter hops and alcohol taste, with fruity notes. Soft carbonation, full body. Interesting buy a little unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - JAN 24, 2013
Poured amber with a nice head and some lacing. Hops right up front with some spice. Taste is complex and well balanced with a nice bitter finish. A lot of IBUs, so the bitterness stays awhile. Well-made, great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 23, 2013
This is VERY Brewdog, all the complexity of flavour expected. Lots of pine, resin, orange and grapefruit swilling around the mouth all at once. Finishes fresh after a barley wine type sweetness. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skam (7) - Torino, ITALY - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
Bottiglia 330ml Nel bicchiere appare color ruggine opaco e va formando una schiuma, color avorio, fine che scompare abbastanza rapidamente, lasciando solo un sottilissimo persistente strato. L’aroma dolce è di agrumi con un leggerissimo sentore di malto che svanisce sbalordendo, al primo sorso, tra i profumi di resina e aghi di pino. In bocca l’equilibrio è eccelso e nonostante il suo elevato grado alcolico risulta gradevole e pericolosamente beverina grazie all’ottimo finale secco. Corpo pieno, bassa carbonatazione. Explicitly HardCore!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to thirdeye11. The look is clear, light beige colored head. The smell is hops, fruits, citrus, and pine. The taste is pine, hops ,bitterness, and citrus.

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