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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shnootzy (6) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 9, 2012 does not count
a bottle from the Berlin Beer shop, batch 243 , caramel, roasty, raisin, and leather aroma, pours orange-brown with a minimal head, medium body, average carbonation and a bitter finish. a great beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jessebarry17 (2) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2012 does not count
At first smell out of the bottle this is a citrus malty beer. Then when you taste it there is a distinct malt taste that is almost unique. There ate deffinatley a lot of hops and it has a citrus taste. I smell honey but don’t taste it and it is a foggy golden kinda golden orange color. I would definitely say this is an IPA but not hardcore but a slight bitter finish although I really like it. Definitely recommend this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HeadyDE (690) - Delaware, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle..poured into pint glass. Haven’t tried this in a while and I agree with others that this simply is outclassed by many other quality doubles these days. Very sweet almost overpowering. The abv is easily noticed. Bottle I had was served a little too cold, would be interested to see how this warms up?

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cool_Bond (2187) - KUNG_AV_OL @ Instagram, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2012
A wonderful ale and IPA. Brewdog has done it again. An odor sensation like no other. Very fruity flavor, but perhaps a bit low after taste though. No one who hangs around at the end of the tongue. But I love this beer yet. Had it only been more to taste I would have given this beer honors. But this beer, I will buy many more times. Recommend this strong!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
natejgood (461) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours a clear, medium golden with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and pine. Very sweet for an IPA. Carmel and honey with just a hint of bitterness on the back end of the tongue. Considering how sweet and carmely this beer is it is still relatively crisp in the mouth. Not bad but with so many great IPAs right now it is not among the best imperial IPAs out there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Dark and cloudy amber. Thick beige head with lots of citrussy aroma. Semi-thick with caramel and nutty initial flavors. Grassy notes like from fresh olive oil are present. Finishes with the hoppy goodness that is promised with a slight warmth from the 9.2%. Very good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesie1857 (1804) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 30, 2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ron (3389) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2012
Bottle while watching the Olympics. Not any head to speak of even though continuous bubbles. Citrusy green hop aroma. Texture is a bit sticky. Flavour is sweet and fruity with some strong tropical fruit flavors. Some sweetness retained in the finish with a great punch of bitter hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LarsEngen (367) - Sandvika, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle @ home from Vinmonopolet Vika. Pours clear amber with a medium off white head. Lots of citrus notes to the nose. Medium sweetness, heavy bitterness with a long good bitter after taste. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cooperii (61) - California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Poured a nice hazy amber with mild lacing. Strong citrus aromas with some sweetness, malts are notable with a trailing spiciness and subtle woodyness. Flavors of strong bitter sweet hops, there is strong notes of grapefruit with malts following and then more hop flavors linger with a hint of wood and a minimal amount of warmth from the alcohol. The Finish: the malts come out a little more as it warms and the hops hold strong, there is a bright citrus fruityness to this beer... The 9.2% ABV is very sneaky!

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