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


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RATINGS: 1610   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.

LED40's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LED40 (95) - - MAR 2, 2012
330ml bottle. Smell is sweet and very tropical fruit like, grapefruit and mango mostly. Appearance is amber with a thick head considering the abv. Palate is medium and taste is bitter with a sharp fininsh. A great example of a British Double IPA - comparable to the Punk IPA but kicked up with more flavour and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
themightyjag (394) - - JUN 24, 2016
330ml bottle from Scotmid. Small white head, decent lacing. Clear amber body. Nose is pine, menthol, stone fruit, caramel. Flavour is stewed fruit, burnt sugar, molasses, caramel, loads of bitterness. Light carbonation, good chewy mouthfeel, a bit sticky. Tremendous, massive IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
batneil (587) - - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle. Possibly the best IPA I’ve had on these shores. In the American style this is bold, hoppy, fizzy and strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBlessing (753) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2016
Bernstein Farben schöner schaum, Geruch Trockenobst leichte honigmelone, Geschmack aprikose Trockenobst harzig kräftige bitter Noten

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (1476) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2016
0,33l Flasche. Hellbraune Farbe. Hellbeiger Schaum. Harziger Trockenobst Duft. Aprikose und Kräuter. Nussiger Antrunk. Getrocknete Aprikose und Hopfen. Wuchtiges Bier!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordBrew (181) - Ziemnice, POLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Wygląda pięknie - jasno rubinowa barwa, porządna piana, zdobi szkło. Aromat - zwala z nóg, bardzo intensywny, radykalnie tropikalny i cytrusowy, całe tony mango i grejpfruta, niesamowity. Smak - bardzo gorzki ale doskonale zrównoważony słodową słodyczą, tak samo jak w aromacie dominacja smaków tropikalnych. Wysycenie średnie, piwo pijalne. Posmak długi, goryczkowy ale także wyraźnie słodowy i lekko alkoholowy. Doskonała DIPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dans_Homebrew (2) - Dover, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
Huge citrus blast, Massive boozy aftertaste, citrus, leaves, alcohol, amber, clear, minimal head, very bitter, slick feel, slick feel, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (355) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2016
HOT!!!! Würzige Aromen voll von Malz,Harz & Red Exotic Fruits umspielen den Kolben. Alles sehr sehr Americana Style. KLASSE!!! Der Trunk dann relativ "gewöhnlich", aber nur um dann schnellstens in den wahrlich episch schweren biestigen und auch kantigen Nachtrunk überzugehen. Das Ganze erinnert oft schon an ein Barley Wine. Bei 150IBUs,den verwendeten Hopfensorten und 9,2% muss ich wohl kein Wort mehr zu der Bitterness sagen!? Vom Hahn in der BREWDOG Kneipe in Barcelona. 25cl/4,30.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonotono (245) - torino, ITALY - JUN 9, 2016
Ambrata, schiuma scarsa, poco frizzante. Odore molto intenso di frutta tropicale, agrumi, resina, erba. Corposa, gran dolce del malto, finale amarissimo sui toni agrumati. Forte, ma l’alcool è coperto dai sapori intensi del malto e dalla generosissima luppolatura, Molto buona.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdebonth (10) - BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2016
When fresh the aroma and taste are killer, lots of dank and citrusy hops: everything I love about big IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
datrael (132) - Kraków, POLAND - MAY 27, 2016
Na starcie wita piękny, intensywny aromat tropików, nieco żywiczny, bardzo słodki, robi wrażenie. W wyglądzie dość klarowne, w kolorze słabej herbaty, mocno wysycone z gęstą, średnią pianą, zdobiącą szkło. W smaku, w przeciwieństwie do zapachu, bardzo wytrawny z solidną dawką goryczy, choć aż 150 IBU bym tu nie dał. W ustach czujemy przekrój amerykańskich chmieli, głównie gorzkie cytrusy, żywicę. Bardzo fajne, gęste ciało, pijąc można się delektować, nie ma tu za grosz wodnistości czy wad. Do tego bardzo fajna butla, z tłoczoną etykietą. Podsumowując bardzo solidna iipa z pięknym aromatem i niezłym wyglądem i smakiem. I solidną goryczką.

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