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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   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.

worldbeertaste's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
worldbeertaste (1779) - West Midlands, - JUN 26, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Clear deep amber with a thick, lasting, thick, sticky, lacy head. Smells of heavy hops, citrus - orange, grapefruit., cream, chocolate, toasted malt and caramel Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Taste of sweet malt, caramel with a lot of heavy hops - finishes citrusy and slightly sour. Smooth and absolutely drinkable. Unfortunately, this batch tastes different than the last one I tried which was much better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beeebon (337) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2015
Pours golden amber with white soapy lacing head. Aroma is citrus, pineapple, pine and resin along with caramel. Taste is nicely balaced strong bitter and astringent with thick sweetness neither of which are over powering. Thick and oily and slick but refreshing carbonation. Lovely beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BierMeHoos (434) - Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Where: Old Line Fine Wine Spirits & Bistro. How: 12 ounce bottle. Appearance: Copper colors, big head. Aroma: Strong aroma of citrus, mango and honey. Taste: Sweet at first then a bit boozy and bitter. Palate: Medium bodied. Overall: Pretty good beer for style and no complaints.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Clear amber color with mimimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma of grapefruits, pine and citrus. Taste is a big hops bomb which thick malty body supports. Long lasting bitterness and warming aftertaste. a fantastic IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (527) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Pours a copper from a bottle. Aroma of soapy tropical fruits. Flavor similar, very sweet, not bitter at all. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeBeerTaster (3) - Parkland, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2015 does not count
This beer a fairly bitter and requires the pallet to adjusts. After s few sips you get used to the bitterness and actually begin craving the overall taste. A pretty good IPA but is close to a Double IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hatzer (37) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Well well well weapon material this stuff is lovely creamy head lovely taste. Whisky notes but in all top notch shit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (10) - GREECE - NOV 20, 2015
great looking beer.Loved the color.nice aromas.You definitely feel the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wolffish (395) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Cette IPA est un monstre!!! Tout d’une IPA mais avec le corps d’un Barleywine; stupéfiant! Elle avait même un petit côté fumé qui s’incrustait à la fin. J’en veux d’autres bouteilles ;)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
urban24 (15) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Zanim zacznę omawiać poszczególne charakterystyki: NAJLEPSZE IPA JAKIE PIŁEM. Maksymalne oceny zdecydowanie zasłużone. Więc po kolei: aromat się wylewa ze szkła, nie trzeba wsadzać nosa i szukać go po kątach - wyraźny cytrus na pierwszym planie, lekkie owocowe nutki w tle. Kolor złocisty, pełny, nieklarowne. Piana nie jest zbyt duża ale całkiem nieźle się utrzymuje na szkle. W smaku - GORYCZKA, ale nie jakaś chamska, tylko potężna, przyjemna - wzorowa na ten gatunek. Piwo jest dokładnym przeciwieństwem wodnistego - gęste, trzyma się podniebienia i jest niesamowicie pijalne (szkoda że tylko 330 ml, kończy się zdecydowanie za szybko!). Średnio nasycone, ale to jak najbardziej pasuje. Goryczka się trzyma i za nic nie puszcza. Ogółem - doskonałe IPA, nic tylko pogratulować panu Jamesowi!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anthobeers (61) - - NOV 14, 2015
Bière qui me fait aimer l’ipa, assez forte grosse amertume qui au fur et à mesure qu’on la boit révèle plein d’arômes incroyable

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