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

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RATINGS: 1181   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ghawener (1454) - 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

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
CanCrusher (600) - 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!

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdtm82 (668) - 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.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
seritomi (286) - HUNGARY - OCT 14, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012 Agyon üt az illat már a tetszetős palack nyitásnál, kitöltve pedig aki nem érzi meg 10 méteres körben ezt a esszenciát annak nincsenek szaglósejtjei! Gyönyörű bronz szín, szép homogén nem túl tartós hab de kit érdekel. Jó erős IPÁs citrus felhő az arcba, a komlóíz meg engem, mint a fűszer fanatikusát levett a lábamról azonnal. Ez szerelem az első üveg, nem korty után! Azért nem 5 pont mert nekem már kicsit édes.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2010
Tap at Biero. Masterpiece. Aromas of caramel, grass, and alcohol. Taste is sweet, with bitter notes, and very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Red, with a frothy white head.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gorbalev (2906) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Bottle, thank you Colin and Kendra. Pours a deep orange, nice sized white head. Huge fruity hop aroma plus alcohol. Taste is spectacular - all I could ask for in a over the top yet somehow balanced hop attack - thank you Centennial and Simcoe - two of my favourites - and malt body. Stunningly drinkable yet so flavorfoul - one of the pure tastiest beers I have ever had. This is right up there folks with any double IPA you are likely to have. For me, it might just be the finest.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - MAR 28, 2012
Aroma: Very syrupy. You can instantly feel its potency, both in alcoohol and hops. Crazy fruity aromas, like strawberries, pineapple, grapefruit, orange marmalade etc. Also a carameley maltiness is present in the background. Mouthfeel: Medium and oily. Taste: Severely bitter and very fruity (see aroma). A certain creamy flavor (strawberry tart?). Just a bit of sweetness underlying. Heavenly stuff. Finish: Long, long bitter finish with syrupy, tropical fruit notes. Overall: Top beer. Not overwhelming, despite its strength and bitterness. That’s my kind of stuff.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
snids (3) - Bangkok, THAILAND - APR 20, 2013 does not count
Wow, what a big, beautiful beer. Thick, malty, clean hoppy finish, not too bitter, but bitter enough, complex comfortable hop profile. Really nice. Strong.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Makavelius (5) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 5, 2013 does not count
Simply amazing, masterpiece of brewery :) amazing smell of fruits and taste full of fruits and bitterness


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