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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of citrus, some peppery splashes, spicy. Tastes soapy with some citrussy elements and a resiny bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - MAR 24, 2011
Cloudy orange body with a big white head. Intense bitter citric hoppy aroma with grapefruit and lots of alcohol. Full bodied, well carbonated. Great bitter taste, tones of grapefruit. Awsome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomer (1726) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - MAR 24, 2011
0.33L bottle, small head, clear dark orange resembling the colour of tea, aroma of grapefruit, tea and herbs, citrus and herbal bitterness and a sturdy sweet malty jammy backbone blending together perfectly, lingering and very long bitter fruity aftertaste. The beer is bold with every nuance stated clearly, but also perfectly balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - MAR 23, 2011
Bottle shared with esp0r at Bishops Arms, Avenyn. Copper/amber color, small white head. Sweet fruity aroma of grass and grapefruit. Grassy and malty taste, sweet caramel, rounded off with bitter hops. Good body as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Poured a Murky bronze with orange tints, Foamy off-white head reducing to a film. Aroma doesn’t explode out of the glass like other 2IPA’s I’ve had, but still is okay, with caramel, and...can’t quite pinpoint what else that is. A little disappointing in the Aroma.The flavor is no let down, though. Sweet malt, hops and fruit all combine perfectly. The balance between sweetness and bitterness here is just flawless. Bittersweet, but smooth with lots of resiny hops. Long somewhat citrusy finish. The only down side other than the aroma may be by the time I finished it, it seemed a little to resinous or cloying. But still a mighty fine 2IPA. Thanx goes to D. Kurtz

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
esp0r (1981) - NORWAY - MAR 21, 2011
Bottle at B.A. Avenyn Gotenburg. Copper red hazy, thin white head. Smells of grapefruit and grass. Taste of citrus and zests with nice sweetness. Finish is very bitter and hoppy - as you expect from Brewdog. Feel is very very good. The best beer from Brewdog

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
trulogik (1) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2011 does not count
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (798) - Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Bomber bottle. Pours dark golden, very piney hop aroma, piney hop taste, a bet overdone.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2011
Aroma is absolutely fantastic - really, really, strong, of grassy hops with a hint of citrus and summer fruits. Unsurprisingly for the style, a very hoppy mouthful. Light sweetness as well, considerable malt, alcohol content fairly well disguised. Good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wheresthepath (1532) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
[330ml bottle from Tescos, Reading (rebranded as their extra special American double IPA] Pours an iridescent copper (seemingly generating light from within) with a smooth creamy head. There’s a gloriously fresh floral, peach and honey aroma. On sipping, the first thing you notice is the wonderful light and frothy mouthfeel, which then turns resinous and clings to the inside of your mouth. Sweet caramel at first, with flowers continuing to dominate, before a bitter pine, earth and grapefruit finish attacks the back of your tongue, leaving your mouth wrinkled and dry and dying for more. It goes down frighteningly easily for something of this strength - you don’t notice the alcohol until you finish the bottle and feel suddenly mullered because you inadvertantly couldn’t stop taking big gulps of the stuff. Imagine Heidi skipping through alpine meadows singing sweet lullabies, and then unexpectedly knocking you senseless with a hefty pine branch to the face. A typically challenging, yet wonderful beer from the ’dogs, and a huge improvement on the petrol-flavoured original.

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