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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
stangger (593) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2011
From Iron Abbey Celtic beer dinner. Notes only. Well-balanced / very hoppy and malty. Devil-dancer esque. My notes stink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
flip_soeperman (681) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2011
hay, citrus, herbs, resin, earthy, orange, clear, minimal head, medium sourness, very bitter, light sweetness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, bitter, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABS (644) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2011
Dark bronze, quite clear. Frothy, slightly yellow head. Big, whelming hop nose, some citrus. Actually not that much aroma in the first sip, but it comes later on. Hop, citrus and some caramel aroma. Very bitter, as expected, but it fits the beer and is not to much. Stings the tongue a bit, feels almost a bit to much carbonated, even though that is not the case. Best IIPA so far, and I’ve finally found a very good BrewDog beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Marheb (2767) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2011 Des agrumes plein la bouche. Juste assez malté, bonne présence en bouche avec une amertume assez persistante. Bue au terme d’une soirée trop bien arrosé, mériterait une 2e dégustation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dynamiteninja (1642) - Richmond, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle. Deep amber body, white head with no retention. Citrus, syrupy, brown sugar, tart fruits, spice, orangey. Bittersweet. Dry finish, moderate carbonation, warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stravale (2370) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - AUG 31, 2011
Bottle from Tesco
Appearance - Orange-red, hazy, good white head.
Aroma - Complex, strong hop aroma of pine and resin, over a layer of citrus, with some alcohol which is quite well-hidden.
Taste - Lots of resiny, piney hops, citrus, sweet biscuity malt, some caramel, spicy, alcohol.
Palate - Piney hop tang with a bittersweet resiny hop, moderately astringent finish. Soft carbonation. Syrupy texture, medium to full body.
Overall - A good imperial IPA. One of their best beers and my favourite BrewDog IPA. Well-balanced, the alcohol although quite noticeable, is masked reasonably well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikkopen (896) - Oulu, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2011
330 ml bottle. Amber orange colour, thin white head. Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and hops. The flavour is caramel-malty, citrus-fruity, with a dry aromatic hoppy finish. Some alcohol warmth in the aftertaste. Very tasty and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bcBelgianbrew (96) - , British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2011
Wonderfully unfiltered. Creamy white head with texture and mouth feel to match. Grapefruit came through first, next bitter, followed up by a malty, honey-like finish. The aroma I get is grapefruit. The change in tasting notes balances out the alcohol, even at a hefty 9.2. I prefer less sweet, but it’s a double IPA. There is complexity here. The bitter and sweet really play off each other. It’s big and intense.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GBZ59 (1182) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - AUG 27, 2011
Botella de 330ml servida en vaso Pinta.Saboreada en abr´11. Ambar anaranjado oscuro.Espuma blanca túpida y compacta.Buena retención.Aromas de cítricos y levaduras.Al primer contacto, piel de naranja,cítricos,lúpulos y amargor seco en boca.La adecuada carbonatación mantiene los sabores.Buena lupulización.Naranjas,lúpulo seco y astringencia en el retrogusto.Refrescante y asimilable.330ml bottle served in a Pint glass.Enjoyed on apr´11.Deep orangish amber.White dense & close froth.Well retention.Citric & yeast aromas.At first touch,orange zest,citric,hops & dry bitterness mouthfeeel.Good carbonation makes flavors come back & forth.Well hoppy.Oranges,dry hoppiness & astringency on the aftertaste.Refreshing & drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pilsnerrogge (2577) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2011
Clear amber colour. Dense head. Big hop aroma: shampoo, dried fruit. Very hoppy and bitter, but still balanced somehow. Notes of licorice and grapefruit

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