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

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RATINGS: 1112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   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 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. 6 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. This explicit ale has more hops and bitterness that any other beer brewed in the UK. This is an extreme beer rollercoaster for freaks, gypsies and international chess superstars.

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.


thearmi's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thearmi (18) - Riga, - JUL 2, 2012
Sweet and quite aggressive aroma. You can feel the hops explode in the aroma. Nice amber color, quite clear with minimal head. As a fan of IPAs I think the taste is excellent - somewhat sweet-ish in the beginning with a finish of mind-blowing bitterness. A really awesome IPA.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (110) - SWEDEN - APR 19, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear amber orange with white head. Pine grapefruit bitter smell. Taste is very bitter with pine and grapefruit. Long lasting high bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerm719 (91) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
Big sticky piney hops. Plenty of sweet malt overpowered by the hops. Orange rind, mild tropical, hint of earth. Big body. Long bitter finish without being overpowering. Great beer. This would be waaay to malty if it wasn’t cranked up at 150 ibu. Very nice

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rockana (50) - - APR 17, 2014
Pours dark amber with off white head. Malty, caramel, herbal grassy aroma. Strong bitterness. Just a little too harsh for me.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
matis (3) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 17, 2014 does not count
Bottle 0,33. Flat white head with almost none lacing. Clearly and dark orange or even amber colour. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Type of hops is deffinietly floral, grassy and herbal. First mouthfull is sweet caramel but also huge bitterness - after that unpleasant alcoholic aftertaste. Hmm and not much more, maybe a little bit of licorice - but maybe I’m exaggerating. Just ordinary, essential and very strong Imperial IPA. Little disappointment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (363) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 17, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 17.12.2014. Pours clear amber with nice off white head. The head stays for a moment, nice lacing. Aroma is pine, caramel and citrus. Taste is nice pine and grapefruit bitter with sweetness and caramel in the back. Alcohol is rather well hidden. Finish is long pine bitter. Overall: great dipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
xXbaptisteXx (8) - - APR 15, 2014 does not count
Arôme florale et citron confis Un goût très très amer!! Personnellement j'adore! Mais sa ne peut pas convenir a tout le monde...

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
znawca (29) - POLAND - APR 15, 2014
AROMA: not very intensive, notes of some kind of herb liqueur, resin, citrus, alcohol notes, after quite long time hops vanish almost entirely receiving some sweet smell (mango with malt?); APPEARANCE: color of amber/copper, slitght suspension (proteins, I guess), can’t rate head bacouse of type of glass; TASTE: below medium bitterness (from hops as well as from alcohol), fair sweetness, strong alcohol note; PALATE: kind of liquour sensation, medium bitterness, fair sweetness, a bit sour, rather low carbotation, faceless finish; OVERALL: not bad, but doesn’t satisfy my high expectetions; BATCH: 002 BEER’S EXPIRATION DATE: 2015-01-06

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5477) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Fruit salad hop aroma, pleasant and round. Hazy red oorange amber, offwhite head. Pine and grass entry, fruity notes follow, light sticky caramel notes, peach, mango, dragonfruit notes. Grassy, earthy, pineneedle aftertaste. Chewy medium full body, well balanced and pleasant to drink.

4.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
matstrange (35) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Wow. Just wow. This packs an amazing punch at 9.2% but with such a flavour explosion its to die for. Even though its badged as Tesco double IPA you can tell its a Brew Dog a mile off! Its dark amber colour and amber tinged head hide the hoppiest beer you’ll probably ever have. Buy this beer right now unless you’re afraid of flavour!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lambister (183) - FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
Bottle from local Alko. Dark to light orange color, small white head. Aromas of rye bread, sweet syrup, malts and hops. Flavor of malts, rye bread, strong hops, fruits. Malty for ipa and interesting in many ways.


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