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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1221   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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 donít 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.

Stuu666's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (2163) - Edinburgh, - JUN 15, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours hazy golden, juicy pine, sweet, dry, bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
defcon84 (8) - Valkenswaard, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
clear, amber, orange with a little white foam. caramel, citrus, herbs, earthy aroma. medium sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour. medium body. soft carbonation, long, bitter & dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Foxchop (2) - Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Iím a little biased towards Brewdog beers its one of my favourite bars and its beers are so groundbreaking. This beer has everything itís full of flavour with a big hit of alcohol to boot. My advice is but the Tesco finest Double IPA as itís a lot cheaper than the Brewdog bottle version

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Pink_152 (665) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2014
330ml bottle tried as Tesco American Double IPA. Very nice it is too. Deep amber beer with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and malts. Taste is same with a bitter finish. Very good beer for a supermarket.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznougut (3) - Sant Quirze De Besora, - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
Bon color, punt de gas i bona amargor del llķpol. Una de les meves preferides.. Preu raonable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McWorta (578) - LUXEMBOURG - AUG 29, 2014
Amber coloured with a medium lasting frothy white head. Good lacings. Offers aromas of well balanced pine, grapefruit, maracuja, caramel maltyness and light hints of pineapple. The flavour offers sweetness with a good chunck of maracuja, grapefruit, pine hop bitterness in harmony wih light toffee malt notes. Full bodied yet a rather soft texture. Well lasting sweet dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (188) - CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Pours a cloudy orange with a short tan head diminishing gradually to a thin skim, spotty lacing. Nose is pine resin and citrusy hops, caramel malt, some dark fruit. Taste leads out malty and sweet, giving way to a lingering piney bitterness. Medium oily/creamy body, low carbonation, and a lingering finish. Iíve had worse... Iíve had better... Itís certainly not bad, but itís got that malt-forward character that I donít prefer in an IPA, let alone a DIPA. Itís not overly sweet, but Iíd like it better if it were less so, and led out with hops instead of malt. Bottom line: not my preference, but I can see the attraction.

   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 IPAís 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tampierre (778) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (887) - 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

   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.

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