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

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RATINGS: 1375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
Draught @ Olfestival Kobenhavn 2010, Carlsberg TAP1, Ny Carlsbergvej 91, Copenhagen V, Denmark

Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is light heavy malty, caramel, heavy hoppy, citrus - orange, grapefruit. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100506]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (33727) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
From tap. Pours cloudy orange with a lacing off-white head. Aroma is crisp fruity. Pinewood and peachy. Bitter and peachy, grapefruity and dry bitter. Lingering roasted malty and crisp hops fruity. Bitter and dry into a lingering roasted malt and quite hoppy fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2010
Bottled. An amber beer with an orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of over ripe fruits, alcohol, and malt, as well as notes of caramel and hops lending it notes of citrus fruits and elderflowers. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of over ripe fruits, hops, alcohol, and caramel, as well as medium notes of grapefruit and dusty hops, leading to a very bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of Ungstrup. Pours a hazy warm amber with a smallish off-white head leaving some lacework. Intense almost herbal hop aroma with no particular sticking out - what I usually refer to as hop soup. Solid body, lots of caramel and fruit before the hops come roaring in again leaving quite a hop burn. A very muscly Double IPA. 130710

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (22429) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2010
Draught at Københavns Ølfestival 2010. Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass and pine needles. Fruity flavour of hops, grass, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21752) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2010
Bottled@The Chriso rock the roof down pre-GBBF tasting. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is big time hops, fruits, wood, grass, some nectar. Flavour is being quite much the same in a very good balance. Extremely nice IIPA/DIPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20555) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2010
Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm. Cloudy amber, small head. Grapefruity nose with salmiak underneath. Sweet, full bodied with clean rounded mouthfeel. Salmiak strangely comes to dominate grapefruit. Hugely bitter finish. An obnoxious American style IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (18573) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2010
Bottle @Chris O. Pours a golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity and very hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (17079) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 17, 2012 19th February 2012
On tap at the Rake. Clear dark amber beer. Hoppy snout. Soft palate turning semi dry. Rich rich hops, deep and grassy and spicy. Pine. Subtle sweet pienapple. Marmalade orange and grapefruit. A little lime and citrus. Sumptuous! Finishes smooth and dry and with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2012 from bottle at pre zbf .... nice copper .... big bright hop nose ... bitter front ... big hop ... zezty ... little toffee ... lots of resins ... again prety good but too bitter for me ... prefer the palate of the cask version 1 i hade last week .... 3.4

TK 2 Bottle at home 21-04-10... side by side with version ... nice orange amber ... much darker than v1 ... deep rich pine resiny hop... little grapefruit nose ... really like the nose ... sweet deep resin hop ... lots of pine ... long oily pine duration ... juicy hop ... rich deep tones ... little toffee in the linger ... palate is soft and a little oily from the hop resins ... little dry bitter linger ... but no where near as much as i remembered 3.9

Update ... 2nd pour (remain of bottle) dont think there much sediment in this one... so all i can think is breathing time ... betterness builds on this ... it seems much more bitter now that when i started the bottle ... still got that lovely big big pine resiny feel and taste but bitterness seems so much more prominent ...maybe i had the end of the bottle at pre-zbf and that why i remember big bitterness. (3.5 but only if i drink the dregs. Im going to confirm this next time i have a bottle)

CASK ... YIPPEE .... 14.05.10 ... Holyrood 9A ... brewdog festival ... great copper thin white head ... sweet fruity resiny hops ... sweet pine hop nose .... deep fruits... mango ... little pineapple ... low bitterness ... wow its even better ... 4.3 though id have a 3rd paradox but needed to have a 2nd of this and a third ... up to 4.4 now... the cask has just the right body for me ... is in peak condition ...

is this now my top IIPA ? <UPDATE> ignoring the Bismark, yeah it is, But only in CASK version

oh man its working even mixed with the paradox arran ...deep red brown ...toffee and vanilla with pineapple hop ... sweet fruit ... loads of toffee juicy ... litte pineapple ... lots of pine ...

again on the monday ... copper ... light creamy head ...sweet pine velvety hop nose ... quite sweet front ...juicy ... light toffee base ... rich hop fruits ... its got a wonderfully syrupy mouthfeel ...light bitter hop in linger 4.3

bottle on train ... copper ... sweet resint hop ... littler cheesy nose ... big rich resiny hop ... qite cheese ... littlr bitter ... cask def better 3.9

Botle at home 12/11/10 ... dark copper ... thin tan head ... sweet fruit hop ... lots of orange ... lots of grapefruit ... huge pine nose ... juicy fruits ... big big hop ... light bitterness from word go ... juicy citrus peels ... light toffee malt back bone ... definite too bitter in its linger... its not massive bitter but its all pervasive... Theres a lot to like but its just not me 3.7

bottle at home bbf 04 -11 ...drunk 20-09-11.. hazy amber ... thin white head ... soft sweet hop nose ... juicy malts ... some of the creamy us malt i dont like ... big pine ... passion fruit hop ... nice but im not font of that malt Character. 3.7


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