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

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RATINGS: 1292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


kraddel's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: APR 29, 2013 pours orange , clear, see-trough , small white foam, smells hoppy, tastes incredibaly sweet hopped, almost sugar meets IPA... absolutely delightfull ! Very fruity juicy Rerate ( used to be 3,6) after drinking a few more at groezrock . Realy drinkable ( multiples , doesnt get borning ) very juicy , sweet , bitter balanced !


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RhetoricalAns (385) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Draft. Just great. Orange amber pour with a sticky off-white head. Tropical fruit aroma, especially grapefruit. Flavour of orange, citrus, with a great bitter pine resin finish. Medium body, goes down easy.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Przylus (72) - Warszawa, POLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Aromat grejpfrutowy, tropikalny, słodki melon, mango, lychee, żywica sosnowa. Barwa bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana drobna, długa. W smaku cytrusy, karmel, słodkie żółte owoce. Po ogrzaniu dochodzi smak alkoholu, który psuje ogólne wrażenie. Goryczka niezła, z czasem coraz wyższa. Przyjemna.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LesArgen (223) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2014
I get quite a unique spearmint flavour dominating the aroma with pine, melon, flour and earthy notes. The sheer amount of alcohol means this doesn’t taste like a true IPA despite the tons of hops, but that alcohol is very smooth. A nice drop.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oscbert (1062) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 21, 2014
~Balanced hop aroma of caramel bready malts with huge nose of resinous piney hops. Earthy woody. ~Pours a cloudy dark amber color with lasting frothy off white yellowish head. ~Sweet flavor of raisin like maltiness, caramel, toffee, with loads of earthy piney resinous hops. Again great marriage between malt and hops. ~Full bodied with medium CO2, lingering resinous earthy hop finish. ~Quite delicious. I like that it is very hoppy, but also well balanced. Not an in your face hop bomb. Well done

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (367) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 17, 2014
0,33 bottle shared by Boban, thank you Boban. Pours amber, slightly hazy with a medium-low off-white head. Nose: pine resin, bread-like malts, caramel, a floral-fruity background note. Mouth: burnt bread crust, sweet tropical fruit, sweet but not that unpleasant caramel disturbing an IPA. Still fresh, solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
330ml bottle of the Tesco Finest version. A pleasant well balanced IPA with a good malt backbone and typical Brewdog hopping. Very low carbonation on the bottle I had. I have tasted better IPAs but a good beer nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shobu1 (1) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
Piwo co najmniej nie tuzinkowe, pomimo 150 IBU, piwo bardzo dobre, jedna z najlepszych Imperial IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hank37 (111) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2014
Pine, Pine, Pine on the nose, alongside orange peel. Rich, velvety mouth feel, with solid punch of booze and of course; dat pine, as well as some dried apricot. It’s almost a barleywine. Fucking full-on.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (660) - - DEC 15, 2014
33cl flesje via biergaarde.nl Alcoholpercentage van 9,2% Uitgeschonken in Leffe glas Uiterlijk: donkere oranje kleur met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: ruikt heerlijk, bloemig, fruitig, bitter, grassig Conclusie: lekkere IPA, wel geen typische smaak voor deze stijl ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
torejh (20) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma is dominated by a variety of hops with a citrus note. Quite full body with flavors of hops, and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a sweet and hoppy aftertaste. A tasty, perfectly balanced beer.


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