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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1341   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 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.

Stuu666's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (4614) - Edinburgh, - JUN 15, 2014
Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours hazy golden, juicy pine, sweet, dry, bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jukkar (35) - FINLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Aroma has a hint of caramel, nuts, roasty. Very hoppy with spruce and herbs. Golden color, clear and almost no head. Very bitter, full body, thick feel, flat, bitter and long finish. Very nice IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McSherman (169) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
Optik: schöne Kupferfarbe, wenig Schaum Aroma: vielfältige Fruchtaromen, Lakritz Geschmack: Frucht in allen Variationen, Fruchtgummi, Lakritz, im Abgang wahnsinnig und lang anhaltend bitter, leicht süß Absolute Empfehlung!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cityzen (19) - FRANCE - FEB 22, 2015
Une longueur en bouche incroyable, une note de pamplemousse, une amertume merveilleusement dosée, dans une belle robe. Pas de goût d’alcool trop marqué. Une merveille.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CEZ (403) - Milano, ITALY - FEB 20, 2015
Dark copper body, medium head, moderately lasting. Nose is resinous wood, red wine, dark fruit, slightly toffee. Taste is fully sweet (caramel) rapidly rollercoasting to a strong herbal, licorice bitterness for a lasting bitter finish. Some alcohol warmth but hides the 9.2 ABV pretty decently. Thick and full-bodied. A complex and satisfying brew even if I would personally have a Punk IPA over this most of the times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1384) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Another BrewDog beer, another time being disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, it’s alright, but definitely not great or worthy of hype. This beer is bitter,but surprisingly at 150 ibu, not too bitter. The malts are strong enough to help offset. Spice hops, metallic, boozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
KW92 (130) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 19, 2015

WYGLĄD: Barwa miedziana, klarowne. Piana drobno i średnio pęcherzykowa, niska i krotka.
AROMAT: Dużo żywicy, karmelowo-ziołowe (cukierki ślazowe), kapitalna cytrusowość (mandarynki, pomelo, pomarańcz), herbaciane nuty (Earl Grey), gdzieś w tle przewijają się owoce tropikalne (marakuja, ananas). Jak na Imperial IPA to słodowość na dalszym planie.
SMAK: W smaku jak karmelki ziołowe z dodatkiem alkoholu, plus odrobina cytrusów. Goryczka alkoholowo-ziołowa, średnia do wysokiej, zalegająca.
OGÓLNIE: Świetny aromat, intensywny i mocny. Do pełni szczęścia brakuje chmielu, który dodał by trochę więcej owocowości np. Amarillo?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BRW (1219) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 19, 2015
On tap at Brewdog barcelona. Copper colour with white head. Fruity, tropical fruits aroma. Sweet, tropical fruits, grape, pineapple, caramel taste. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cervmagpt (254) - PORTUGAL - FEB 19, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2008 guidelines (style 14C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch 425 CAAA. AROMA: intense and fruity hop aroma with a floral and tropical fruit character. some pine notes. sweet malty background. APPEARANCE: ambar color and translucent. average ivory head with medium-low retention. TASTE: floral and slight tropical hop flavour with a sweet malt background. high bitterness thant lingers into a semi-sweet finish and persists. good balance. PALATE: medium body without astringency. medium carbonation. alcohol warmth not very perceptible. OVERALL: a good imperial IPA with a tilt towards the malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bakulator (31) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 18, 2015
Too strong for me perhaps really bitter taste and nice hardcore aroma. I prefer Punk Ipa from Brewdog

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (1684) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
Sticky, sweet and bordering on too bitter for me. But what a wonderful DIPA is this... Bottle from the Mitra, Wilhelminakade in Groningen.

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