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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

bkurtz's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (1006) - - JAN 24, 2013
Poured amber with a nice head and some lacing. Hops right up front with some spice. Taste is complex and well balanced with a nice bitter finish. A lot of IBUs, so the bitterness stays awhile. Well-made, great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Neorej80 (348) - - JUL 30, 2015
Strong piney and flowerlike hop aromas, caramels amd some malts. Unfortunately in a bottle in the train so hard to rate its appearance (unfortunate, because this really should be drinked in ap proper way, as every real beer should!). Grear flavours. Tulip balls, roses, its like tasting a forrest in spring. Pine, grass, wood, earthy and a aftertaste of bittersweet hops and some yeastness. Great!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerowl80 (19) - - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle as tesco finest american double ipa. Aromas grassy, hoppy, mango, a hint of treacle/caramel. Taste is fantastic, malty and medium bitter with lots of hop flavour. This is a fantastic beer, one of the best you can get from one of the uk top 4 supermarkets.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vinivini (709) - BELARUS - JUL 28, 2015
Amber colour, moderate head. Aroma of tropical fruit on the base of solid syrupy maltiness. Resin also. Full body. The taste is very hot combining strong syrupy maltiness, medium bitter hoppiness. Resin, fruit, blossom. Long hoppy ending. A nice experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Paladares (59) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 27, 2015
Botella. Color ámbar rojizo de opacidad media-alta. Espuma abundante y de aspecto cremoso, pero se va rápido. Aroma muy lupulado y cítrico. Algo de fruta tropical. Entra muy floral y equilibrada con un final profundamente amargo. En el postgusto, según se va el amargor queda un agradable sabor a naranja. Potente, muy potente... hardcore. Está claro que no es para todos los gustos.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arnemh (1) - Verdal, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2015 does not count
Litt i bittreste laget. Vel mye alkoholsmak for min del. Fint utseende. Flat "head" bra karbonert

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GlasgowTAD (588) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2015
Pours a copper yellow with a white head which soon recedes to a bubbly layer. Aroma is grapefruit, mango and an assortment of tropical fruits. Taste is grapefruit, slight caramel, bitter citrus, bitter hops, mango and piney hops. Full bodied and a flavourful endurance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (115) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 22, 2015
Aroma: grape fruit hops, light pine notes. Taste: strong bitternes, medium sweeteness. Flawour: strong hops, medium caramel, some alcohol. Long bitter aftertaste. Hardcore IPA as is, really bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rbh104 (9) - - JUL 19, 2015 does not count
Fantastic beer. Complex flavour, strong hops on the nose and up front. Sharp, clean palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandc01 (184) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a date of 8/15/2015 - one month before best by date. Very candy smelling aroma... Taste is not overwhelming awesome, but still pretty good....but it does have a nice bite at the back of the tongue...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gueuze (616) - - JUL 14, 2015
Rötlich-dunkel, trüb. Geruch C-hopfig. Im Geschmack dann sehr süß, aber zum Ende auch bitter. Noten von ?Zahnpasta? - zumindest das Mundgefühl. Für angebliche 150 IBU sehr rund.

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