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

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RATINGS: 1288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   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.


natejgood's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
natejgood (397) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - AUG 4, 2012
Pours a clear, medium golden with a small off white head. Aroma of sweet malts and pine. Very sweet for an IPA. Carmel and honey with just a hint of bitterness on the back end of the tongue. Considering how sweet and carmely this beer is it is still relatively crisp in the mouth. Not bad but with so many great IPAs right now it is not among the best imperial IPAs out there.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (350) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 17, 2014
0,33 bottle shared by Boban, thank you Boban. Pours amber, slightly hazy with a medium-low off-white head. Nose: pine resin, bread-like malts, caramel, a floral-fruity background note. Mouth: burnt bread crust, sweet tropical fruit, sweet but not that unpleasant caramel disturbing an IPA. Still fresh, solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Graham77 (281) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2014
330ml bottle of the Tesco Finest version. A pleasant well balanced IPA with a good malt backbone and typical Brewdog hopping. Very low carbonation on the bottle I had. I have tasted better IPAs but a good beer nonetheless.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shobu1 (1) - Gdańsk, POLAND - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
Piwo co najmniej nie tuzinkowe, pomimo 150 IBU, piwo bardzo dobre, jedna z najlepszych Imperial IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hank37 (104) - banksia grove, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2014
Pine, Pine, Pine on the nose, alongside orange peel. Rich, velvety mouth feel, with solid punch of booze and of course; dat pine, as well as some dried apricot. It’s almost a barleywine. Fucking full-on.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (644) - - DEC 15, 2014
33cl flesje via biergaarde.nl Alcoholpercentage van 9,2% Uitgeschonken in Leffe glas Uiterlijk: donkere oranje kleur met redelijke schuimkraag Aroma en smaak: ruikt heerlijk, bloemig, fruitig, bitter, grassig Conclusie: lekkere IPA, wel geen typische smaak voor deze stijl ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
torejh (16) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. The aroma is dominated by a variety of hops with a citrus note. Quite full body with flavors of hops, and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a sweet and hoppy aftertaste. A tasty, perfectly balanced beer.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sharkydodson (317) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 12, 2014
the aroma of citrus, pine cones and some tropical fruits with hints of spices... the taste is well-balanced malty with notes of orange, pine and tropical fruits... very rich hopping... bitter dry aftertaste... it’s really wonderful IPA...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (228) - Tartu, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle@ Tartu Kaubamaja. Pours darkorange hazy with small white head. Aroma of citrus,caramel, lychee,pine.Taste is heavy bitter, with some sweetness, citrus, pine.Full body. Good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
guzgorog (344) - FRANCE - DEC 11, 2014
Orangée/rousse, fine mousse beige, retombant rapidement et laissant une fine dentelle sur le verre. Nez impressionnant de fruits exotiques : fruits de la passion, mangue, kiwi, agrumes. Première bouche sucrée sur le caramel et les agrumes, comme un gâteau puis l’amertume s’exprime petit à petit avec des notes de pamplemousse. L’alcool est bien présent. Le corps dense. Très belle longueur en bouche. Une désormais classique ...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alberti92 (28) - - DEC 10, 2014
Pours a murky amber with minimal head. It has a very subtle aroma with fruity notes. The alcohol is also present in the aroma. It has a fairly medium body with low carbonation. Taste is heavily characterised by toffee, caramel and nuts with a moderate hop bitter finish. The alcohol definitely comes through in the taste as well. Not a bad drop, but it doesn't really have the characters I personally prefer in this style!


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