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

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RATINGS: 1215   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.


gururyan's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (597) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a golden red clear with a nice head and bright aroma. I instantly concur that the 9.2 ABV is very well hidden, very nice indeed. A little heavy on the palette but expected and welcome. This is strangely similar to the Whole Hog Six Hop IPA by Stevens Point Brewery, in fact...it’s very similar—which is a good thing. I like this, pour me another.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kleurplaatje (8) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
Poured from a 33cl bottle. Clear amber coloured beer with no head at all. Smells fruity. Aromas of caramel and toffees are very remarkable. Resin hops are present as well. Fruity notes are all over the place, especially in the nose. Full body, oily (creamy) texture, average carbonated. Gives a warm mouthfeel, but the alcohol is masked very well. Beer appealing to all senses. Well balanced and dangerously good. Malty and very sweet in the beginning, spicy and mildly bittersweet towards the end, with a long fresh bitter yet fruity aftertaste. Maybe a bit too strong to an IPA’s likings, but I liked it. Would love to have another bottle. Great brew. Do not drink it, but sip it. Do not drink too cold as well, it will get better and better only.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tampierre (775) - Pilsen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle , Base Camp Prague , CZ , Malt,tropical fruit,pine and citrusy aroma , Clear orange amber color with mid sized lacing head , Sweeter taste with heavy long bitter finish , Full body , Soft carbon , Very pleasant double IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (877) - USA - AUG 18, 2014
Hazy amber with a relatively thick white head. Aroma is heavy citrus hops with notes of toffee or caramel. Flavor is very hop forward with a little burn in the back end. A bit sweet after the hops and not badly balanced. Quite good. Wife 3.8

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wineguru (5) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2014 does not count
Very fresh bottle. Palate is very good to outstanding. Bitterness blends in well with fruit power leaving a salivating mouth from hops and wanting more. Very well balanced drinking after brewdog Jack Hammer and good progression.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
reynaldg (20) - - AUG 16, 2014
Belle IPA, amertume et puissance, j'aime ! Belle robe rousse, arôme d'agrume prononcée que l'on retrouve à la dégustation... L'amertume est bien là, mais sans agressivité, elle porte l'ensemble du brevage. Ma première Brewdog et j'aime beaucoup ! --- Dirty Google traduction :-) Beautiful IPA, bitterness and power, I love it! Beautiful red dress, pronounced agrums flavor that is found in the tasting ... The bitternessp is there, but not aggressive, it brings the whole brevage. My first Brewdog and I like !

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (54) - SINGAPORE - AUG 16, 2014
33cl bottle, purchased at Tesco. Dark amber with a medium head which dissipates after a couple of minutes. Lively, good carbonation. Aroma of citrus and pines. Very bitter to the taste - heavy grapefruit.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (62) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - AUG 16, 2014
Amazing aroma, one of the best aromas of any hoppy beer. Strong flavours and bitterness - delicious but I can’t drink a lot of this. If you like your hops this is a great offering. Shared bottle at Plonk.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alusmamuts (226) - LATVIA - AUG 15, 2014
Nice IPA-bitter aroma, amber colour with almost no cap. Rich taste with strong sweet notes o the first half of tongue and reamining bitterness on its root,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jmar33 (152) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. A little too old to be at its best but it still packs a punch. Would like to try it again fresh.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosslew (196) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
Lives up to the bitterness expected of an IPA. And this is hardcore. The sniff is piney but fruity. Fair dash of caramel in the taste, too. Almost sweet in the middle. Don't drink too cold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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