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

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RATINGS: 1463   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.


Nephilium's rating

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1516) - Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2012
This starts of with an aroma of caramel, pine, and a touch of alcohol. Pours a slightly cloudy amber, with a huge white head. The flavor is a very bold bitter taste, with very little sweetness coming through. Long lingering bitter finish. Very big and over the top hops, with very little balance. Not bad, but not as good as some of the other IIPA’s out there.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (1106) - ISRAEL - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Clear orange-amber with a off-white stable head. Arome - intense hoppy, sweet fruits notes, caramel. Taste - starts sweet, malty and fruity flavors with notes of peach, caramel, mango, citrus, high ABV is quite evident, but well balanced, finishes with a huge hoppy bitter kick, long finish. Medium-bodied, smooth and creamy. Solid DIPA.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rayaron (779) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Clear golden with small beige head. Sweetish piney aroma with notes of citrus and some tropical fruits, lots of caramel and a bit alcoholic. Quite alcoholic flavor, caramel sweetness, medium hoppy bitterness, piney with notes of citrus, alcohol warmth in the finish. Soft carbonation, medium-bodied.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (1116) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts, honey, caramel, citrus, pine cone, earthiness, and clove. Taste is rich malts followed quickly by deep hops which are almost identical to the aroma with slight hints of passionfruit. Aroma is a dark orange with a thin pearl head that retains fairly poorly.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
colui72 (324) - HONG KONG - AUG 21, 2015
Slightly hazy amber, thin creamy head. Aroma of malts and hops. Taste surprises you: smooth fruity, toffee and malty at first, very hoppy (where Simcoe rules) in the end. An excellent IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeanF (1891) - Northwest Territories, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
Aroma is sweet hops with a hint of grain. Has a fine creamy head and a clear ruby-copper body. Flavour is fruit and candy hops - sweet but not cloying, very tasty. Dry finish. It’s a very nice IPA that stands out in a crowd.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexi91 (208) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2015
Origin: Tap. Vessel: Stemmed Glass. Supplier: Brew Dog (Bristol). Sour and hoppy with hints of fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (1242) - California, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Hop, citrus, resin, caramel, pine, toast and mild oxidation aroma. Hop, grapefruit, pine, mango, resin, toast, caramel and biscuit flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a resin, pine and citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 22 Mar 2014 -- Poured at the Round Bar in Shreveport. Thank you Scotland for bringing me this great IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Poolieo (42) - Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Best European IPA I've had yet. A little spendy but I would buy again. Way to go Brew Dogs ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Giochaurand (187) - FINLAND - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle from Alko, Mikkeli. Pours a very nice clear copper colour with low head. Aroma is fruity (pineapple), hoppy and with hints of resin and forest, maybe caramel. Taste is lemon peel, sweet caramels and malts with fruits. Nice body. Nice beer.


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