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

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RATINGS: 1179   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wolfbass (882) - Firenze, ITALY - JAN 5, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2012 Colore ambrato velato con poca schiuma. Ottimo l’invito al naso, con malto e soprattutto note citriche del luppolo. Molto buona anche in bocca con un bel corpo e un discreto carattere. Buon finale amarognolo. Bel bere.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RasmusOtt (1051) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Aroma of pine, hops, citrus, malts and grass. The taste add a bit more bright fruit, malts, hops and ending with a hint of alcohol. Solid IPA :) !

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2011
bottle - Pours copper with a large, long lasting white head. The aroma is mainly citrus malt. The flavor is sharply bitter initially but with a good, malty body to smooth it out. The result is a beer that’s almost creamy and goes down easy despite being a double IPA. Well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lord_totenkopf (310) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 1, 2011
Appearence is usual IPA, the aroma and the taste make this one a very unique and truly hardcore beer. Aroma: strong alcohol and fruit fragrances. The taste is very hoppy, strongest IPA-flavour.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2043) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 30, 2010
From the 660 ml. bottle marked 62-17-04-11. The pour is a cloudy orange-amber with a festive two inch foamy head. It has great retention and never seems to diminish below a quarter inch. The hoppy aroma comes on strong with a nice backing of malts and yeast for good measure. The body is smooth and creamy. The taste is nicely bitter with a solid tartiness up back. The alcohol is well masked. Yum.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2010
Pours clear deep ruby amber with a big fluffy beige head leaving nice lace. Aroma is piny, caramel, vanilla, citric, fruity, hay and hoppy. Piny sweet mouthfeel. Flavor is hoppy, acidy, crispy, caramel with fruity tones. Very nice. Slightly acidy, sweet and hoppy palate. Finishes with a great bitter tart and fruity longlived bite.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Tap @ The Front Door: Pours a nice caramel amber color with a big white thick head. The nose is fresh and piney, lots of earth and grassy notes and a full-on dry-hopped aroma. The flavor is balanced, lots of caramel and sweet malts to balanced the big hoppiness in the nose, but it’s still mostly dry hops and the bittering isn’t quite there. Very aggressive and balanced for an IPA this big outside of the US. Go brewdog.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3006) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2010
330ml bottle. Full thick sandy coloured foam sits atop a dark amber to orange base. Full hop aroma that is very pleasant with the flavour being very strong with a long lasting aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roder60 (1282) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
Pours a hazy dark orange/light amber color with small amount of frothy offwhite head. Aroma is sweet and malty with some resiny earthy hop notes. Flavor is sweet malty fruit base with a huge amount of very bitter piney hop finish. If you are a hop head you’ll like this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
larsniclas (5520) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2010
Sampled at SBWF-10 Hazy, dark amber. Sweet and malty. Creamy and slightly oily. Medium bitterness.


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