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

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RATINGS: 1610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen1 (4615) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
0,33 flaske fra Polet: en overveldende og god humlearoma, blandet med litt malt og krydder. Smaken som følger er like god og intens, komplekse humlenoter balansert med malt-og alkoholsødme. "Explicit imperial ale" som det står på etiketten er for en gangs skyld helt treffende.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kryon (2527) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
Pours amber with low off white head Hoppy aromas of pine, grapefruit, caramel malts Full bodied and nicely bitter. Taste full of hops and caramel malts. Some oakyness and almost butterscotchy.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Deu (920) - Nantes, FRANCE - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Bottle in Dublin. Nice strong IPA. Bitter finishing which is not for everybody but I like it and I recommend. Y

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omikr0n (844) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear golden color with white head that was tearing apart after a while. Aroma is lots of hops and citrus fruits, especially orange, plus hint of some spices. Flavor is lots of hops, citrus fruits, bit of malt. Bitterness is quite strong but not overwhelming. Bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
varanid99 (947) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2012
Amber/orange pour with thin head. Big, piney, fruity/citrusy aroma, taste is fruit, pine, big punch of bitterness with a little sweetness, alcohol warmth, long bitter finish. Excellent

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Janek_Poducha (60) - Lubin, POLAND - OCT 23, 2012
Amber color, yellow head, hazy, low carbonation. Full body, creamy, long strong bitter finish. Aroma: hops, citrus, floral, melon. Taste: hoppy, very strong bitterness

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2012
Another one from Tesco but in disguise. Maybe Tesco should disguise themselves to avoid being seen as a corporate monster destroying independent traders as they please. Maybe I should wear my recently acquired wig and fake beard to disguise my hypocrisy. So, hardcore...Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Minor Threat/Fugazi, bit of Black Flag and that’s about it for me. I love melody. This has melody. Tra la la da de dah.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
toffeeslot (119) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 22, 2012
A nice IIPA. Not too bitter despite the high IBU. Good mouthfeel, and a nice balance of malt and hops. An excellent big brother to Punk IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Pours straw/orange with a foamy head and decent lacing. Aroma is floral hops and pine. Taste is resinous hops, pine, and bitter fruit. Drinks pretty well but not sure if it’s worth $14 a 4-pack.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kingstoni (1902) - FINLAND - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle. Hazy reddish light copper color with a thin head. Fruity aroma of hops and some mandarine. Sweet sugary taste including nuts. Too sweet for me.


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