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

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RATINGS: 1322   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.


coempa's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coempa (18) - Reeuwijk, - SEP 6, 2013
Bottle from Beershop de Molen @home. additional notes: bumped glass and spilled some liquid, that’s what you get for being clumsy like me. Pours dark amber with a light tan frothhead. The aroma is of bitter citrus centennial hops, orange peels. The taste is very bitter, with a slightly dry and bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium-high carbonation. Overall a tasty beer, but a bit too bitter for my personal preference.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Towey1989 (21) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear amber colour with fizzy tan head. Strong aromas of tropical fruits like grapefruit, orange and mango, also caramel. Taste is Citrusy, grapefruit, mango, a little bit of alcohol and a malt backbone. Long dry bitter finish. Both sweet and bitter, full bodied and one of the best IPAs I’ve had.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThirstyBird (1757) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JAN 31, 2015
Pours a clear amber color with a very light tan head. The smell is citrus and pine with bread and caramel. The taste is as it smells with some lingering bitterness and dryness. The body is medium- with gentle carbonation. A bit heavy on the malt backbone for my taste but not bad.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quorce (65) - Katowice, POLAND - JAN 29, 2015
Nice orange color, thin head. Heavy bitterness, with some sweetness. Citrus and tropical truit in aroma.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BuckeyeBoy (2897) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle pours out a hazy golden topped with a long lasting tan head. Nose is a tropical fruit bowl nice sweetness and some nice malt. Taste is as the nose with lots of sweetness tropical fruit hops and a nice bitterness on the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zlotta (129) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2015
0,33 l bottle, best before 22/10/2015. Clear, amber with a thick, frothy, stable, tan head. Nice aroma of passion fruit, mango, tangerine, orange and resin. Sweetish taste of passion fruit, mango, tangerine, orange, resin and even honey. In the end, a nice, medium bitterness takes over and lasts quite a long time. There is also a warming, alcoholic note. Mouthfeel is creamy to sticky, body is medium to full and carbonation is average. Very good brew, leaves nothing to be desired.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppy_Luke (100) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 28, 2015
Na początku zaznaczę, że nie jestem fanem tegoż stylu piwa. Pomimo tego, na temat Hardcore IPA nie mogę wypowiedzieć się źle. Po nalaniu trunek wygląda tak pięknie, że ręka aż sama podnosi szkło po pierwszy łyk. Bursztynowy kolor z gęstą pianą - obrazek wręcz idealny! Pachnie już na odległość - lasem i cytrusami. Pierwsze wrażenia są stosowne do nazwy! Alkohol od razu wyczuwalny (może dlatego nie przepadam za IIPA), słodkość (nieco zbyt uporczywa - drugi mój zarzut dla stylu) a później już jest tylko lepiej! Aromat, który wyczuwałem przed momentem przenosi się na podniebienie, goryczka zachwyca - jest świetnie! Dobrze, że to mała butelka, bo piwo jest "ciężkie", co w połączeniu z zawartością alkoholu mogłoby być niebezpieczne w większej dawce!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cokolwiek11 (27) - - JAN 23, 2015
White amber color, clear beer with nice white head, it’s unstable as you can expect from 9,2% abv beer. Aroma: whoa, sweet! sweet yellow fruits, citrus, mango, really sweet, and then some resin Taste: sweet again. caramel, sweet and refreshing fruits, than comes bitterness and... stays somewhere in the backyard. Dont stays on tongue at all, I would say that this beer is way more sweet than bitter. meduim body, soft carbonation, alcohol totally hidden. Really short finish. Sweet, incredibly drinkable IIPA. Even too sweet, 1st time in my life in IIPA bitterness did not came on top. great stuff, impressive, but there’s no finish. There’s no hardcore in this :)

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pedrens (26) - SPAIN - JAN 22, 2015
Ambar oscuro limpio. Espuma beige claro persistente. Aroma mas lupuloso y floral al comienzo y malta tostada al final, en global huele a frutas muy madura, alcohol, malta tostada, caramelo, madera, resina, ceniza...muchos matices. En boca tiene un potente amargor, y cierto punto alcholico, asi como cierto dulzor. Tiene mucha evolucion y cambios en boca pero sin ser bruscos. El final es muy largo...la mejor DIPA q he tomado hasta la fecha, tambien sea dicho no han sido muchas....BIRROTE!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Birrraio (12) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2015
Golden color, small white head. Cat piss -hoppy aroma (=fresh grass). Cut grass bitterness in the flavor. Nicely balanced. Hoppyness rises nicely in the aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (594) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle - amber body with a bubbly dirty white head which soon fizzles away. Aroma of grass, orange and caramel with hints of seaweed. Taste of caramel and roasted malts followed by grassy flavours, bitter orange peel and an earthy, light bitter end. Medium body, prickly carbonatoin.


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