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

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RATINGS: 1399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ghawener (1519) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle: Awesome, everybody should try this beer before they die. Food Pairing: Drink alone and enjoy.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Relax1 (2) - NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2013 does not count
Beautiful amber color, slow to rise but long lingering head. Sweet fruit hoppie alcoholic aroma, taste apricots mature raisin, resin/buttery hops bitter after glow hides the high alcohol levels. This beer should be drunk at 10 degrees or above to appreciate the full flavor. A winner in my books. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
69sliver69 (2) - Lyon, FRANCE - OCT 23, 2014 does not count
Uncreadible beer, the best one i have ever drink. The apparence sounds good, and the strong amber ipa is so good.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tschof (61) - - OCT 23, 2014
Get it! Now! This maybe THE best IIPA on the planet. Smooth and outstanding balance. Amber and dense appearance. Bottle to a pint glass. Delicious

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
corkyrory66 (841) - BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2015
Une ipa, illustrée par son brasseur comme « explicite » , avec 3 malts, 3 houblons et la même chose en dry hop. Niveau abv de 9,2 %, remarquable, et ebu de 150. Couleur ambre moyen à roux clair, avec de la matière en suspension. Bulles fines et moyennes partout, en montée lente, réfléchie. Mousse beige clair, bien nappante, stable à 1 mm toute la dégustation. Arômes d’agrumes, tabac blond, épices, muscade, pointe de cannelle. 1ère bouche veloutée à la splendide entame malts/épices/agrumes. Arrière-bouche dense, superbe amertume. 2ème aux grande envolées malts et houblons divers. Arrière-bouche complexe, nuancée, avec une petite pointe de radis et céleri rave. 3ème avec de la pomme de pin, ananas frais, poire verte. Arrière-bouche à l’amertume d’enfer, mille nuances. Longueur avec des nez et bouches sensationnelles. Finesse et force à la fois. Jambes denses et fines. Levure belle, nette, précise, très belle veine. Alcool à la très belle progression sur la longueur, soutien massif aux saveurs. Final qui est un régal, une délectation. CONCLUSION : voilà le niveau abv qui convient à une vraie grande ipa. Ne jamais hésiter à investir dans ce sens, parce que le résultat peut être fantastique ... C’est le cas ici. Un top absolu.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
CanCrusher (724) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - MAY 11, 2012
Amber-cooper clear colour, with small light brown head, that goes in a perfect lacing. Very intensive aroma of exotic fruits like grapefruit and mango, dry fruits, caramel malts. Oily, heavy bitter. Alcohol is present, but not cruical. Beer for my taste. Attack on my sensess, making need for more! Awsome!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Teran (132) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 30, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2015 Outstanding, great, great. Cloudy explicit orange colour. Hops, hops, hops & bitter grapefruit plus pine = ID of this brewery. Smells fantastic, I would recognize it in total dark. One of the best palate in the world of beers. Decent carbonation. No complains at all. Congratulations!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Habla (25) - POLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Holy fuck. This is huge. This is absolutely stunning. Beacuse I’m a cheap bloke, I very rarely go for more expensive beers and it was a gamechanger for me. Barman at Viva La Pinta persuaded me to buy this and even gave me a little discount and God, how am I glad he did it. (bottle 0,33) This was worth every penny, I don’t think I’ve ever drunk such rich, such wonderful beer with so much to offer in terms of aroma and flavor. Incredibely strong raisin and floral aroma, and some citrus also, but what is most impressive is this balance between sweetness and bitterness, both strong, powerful and still, it does work just perfect. Ah, I’m really speechless.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
elpepe (3) - Moralzarzal, SPAIN - MAY 24, 2015 does not count
Cerveza sublime. De lo mejor en su género. Olores y sabores que no se encuentran fácilmente. Fascina.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (1006) - Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2010 Batch 037. Poured from tap by Mario @ Rake, 19th February 2010. A few halfs and a third before the tastings upstairs. This is a very special beer. A huge beer. Something for the unsuspecting consumer market. Malt bomb; caramel, tough doughey yeast, vanilla and dried fruits. An instant shock to the system. I am creaming myself by how good this is. It has to have a bucket full of IBU. An intense amount. I am shocked. This is quality. This is sensational. My sensors were attacked by this beer all night long and I loved every minute of it. Superb. Best Brewdog beer yet. Edit - 16th June 2010. One hell of an ipa which just gets better and better every time it is fresh. Guys, absolute legends for providing this urtterly outstanding drinking experience. I am mad for this beer.


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