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

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RATINGS: 1343   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2011
THOUGHTS: Wow. That was a lot of hops. I was surprised by all the hops after being able to smell all the malt from a couple feet away. Very well balanced. Just packed with flavor and aroma. Hid alcohol incredibly well. So sweet and bitter. I would definitely drink this again. I usually don’t like resinous hops that much, but it worked well here because of all the malt to balance things out. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a light, orangey brown with reddish-amber highlights and an average, off-white head that mostly diminished but left excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy caramel, molasses and burnt caramel malts; heavy resinous hops;slightly lighter pine hops and lighter floral hops; and slight toffee. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, heavily bitter and slightly sour with a long duration. There was caramel, brown sugar, molasses, toffee, pine, resin hops, some citrus hops, maple syrup, burnt caramel and sour orange. The medium to full body was oily with rather fizzy carbonation and a lightly dry finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wkalle (263) - SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2011
Pours copper red with a beige yellow medium long lasting head. Aroma of malty caramel, pine citrus and flowers. Loads of pine and citrus in flavor with an intense but yet mellowing bitterness. Oily thick body. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liinis (1612) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2011
Delicious Incredibly delicious hops and sweetness balancing it. Great in every aspect.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Maris (1069) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
From a 330ml on 15/8/2011 (batch 423, best before 17/1/2012). Pours a clear golden orange with a lasting head. Has a huge fruity hop and pine aroma, with some musk lolly and floral notes, and an undertone of caramel malt. This one is very sweet with orange, mandarin, marmalade, honey, caramel and toffee all presenting, but balanced to perfection by the slam of grapefruit and orange peel hop bitterness. Incredibly drinkable for 9.2%. Sensational.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cartman666 (3) - SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2011 does not count

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (6803) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2011
33 cl bottle. Batch #220, BBE 18.06.2012
Pours dark orange colour with a small head. Aroma is grassy hops, caramel, exotic fruits and some toffee. Flavour is orange peel, sweet caramel, some exotic fruits and notes of toffee. Palate is very bitter with a dry finish. Full-bodied and complex. A good example of IIPA style.
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ulfada (257) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2011
Pours a dark turbid amber, small off white head. Pine resin aroma. Huge alpha acid flavor right off the bat along with pine, citrus, and some caramelized malt. This beer has a nice bitter finish that lingers on for a while.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5986) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle at De Paas. Pours a deep hazy amber with a medium off white head. Aroma of caramel, pine, citrus, peach and flowers. Flavour is intense hops with a nice maltiness and a sticky finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2011
UPDATED: AUG 27, 2011 Great aroma that is filled with lychee, mango and some pine. Taste is very balanced and blood grape, mango and pine are very present in the mouth. This is one of the better Brewdog beers.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3432) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2011
11.2 oz bottle, best before 16-09-11. Foggy orange brown with a creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, cat and dough with fleeting hints of citrus. With the first sip the sweetness in the aroma gives way to a jolt of hop oil. Medium to full body, almost syrupy, with enough fizz to lighten it up. Taste is cane sugar, grapefruit peel, a touch of vodka and soft pine. A little heavy handed.


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