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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.

CpyNPrnT's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CpyNPrnT (338) - Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2013
Aroma: Citrus, pine, alcohol Appearance: Dark orange, clear, lots of carbonation. Taste: bitter and I like that Palate: sticky and surprisingly thick, lots of carbonation with a bitter finish Overall: good beer, worth a try. Serving:bottle

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
onkeltuka (1) - - AUG 1, 2014 does not count
Resin, spruce, citrus, dough, amber, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel. The first aroma after pouring is remarkable, but that goes away quickly. I was left with a strong Brittish bitter, reminds of Fuller’s Golden Pride, but a bit thinner. Somewhat disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BeerBillyCLE (2) - Newbury, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2014 does not count
very bitter, medium body, thin feel, average carbonation, bitter, golden, hazy, minimal head,

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rgf001 (111) - München, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
Spruce, citrus, resin, tropical fruit aromas. Amber color with white head. Tropical fruit, citrus taste within a caramel background. Dry bitter aftertaste. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartholos (10) - GERMANY - JUL 29, 2014
On tap at BrewDog Sao Paulo. The Hardcore IPA has a very hoppy aroma with of tropical fruits mainly maracuja. It pours amber with a smooth moderate head. The flavor is also very fruity with hint of malt. It has a medium body and there is a slightly warmth alcoholic mouthfeel at the end with a bitter finish. Very balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldmanriver (24) - Freiburg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUL 27, 2014
Great citrus and pine aroma. Dark golden color. Sharp with a dry finish. Light-med mouthfeel. Resigny, piney, and slight mango. Nice bitter bite at the end with slight alcohol heat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zwiebel88 (90) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2014
Orange-rötlich leuchtendes Bier mit schöner Kohlensäure. In der Nase Mango, Ananas, tropical, leichtes Malz mit süßlichen Tönen, harzig, frisch. Am Gaumen fruchtig mit bitterem Abgang, 150 IBU nicht spürbar, ebenso wie 9,2%. Gute Balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
azzie (69) - - JUL 25, 2014
Amber color, hazy to clear liquid, yellowish head. Bitter, medium sweetness. Sweet at the beginning, but it’s bitter after that. Bitterness is developing nicely, without sharp transition from sweet to bitter. Strong smell of herbs and a touch of grapefruit. Light carbonation, body full to medium. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryecatcher (744) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bomber. Pours a cloudy apricot hue, nice whitish head with excellent retention and lacing. Nose is candied orange peel, big caramelly cakey malts. Mouth is big and sticky, caramel, medium sweet, some bitterness (but not much) alfalfa honey. Goes down alright with a bit of ABV warmth. Nothing mind-blowing though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rosshudgens (5) - - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
Amber color, citrus and hints of butter and grass on the nose. Nice flavor profile for 9.2%ABV and not too aggressive on the alcohol. Nice taste profile with a lingering citrus after-effect on the tongue. I'd drink it again but doesn't totally blow me away.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
sirsledz (13) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle. When I read the reviews of this beer I thought it would be great. Not this time. Aroma was poor, a lot of nothing, almost caramel and alcohol. Head very quickly subsided without leaving any lace. Taste....malty, big hit of alcohol, where are the hops? May have been in Scotland? Sorry guys, first beer from Brewdog which dissapoint me.

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