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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1506   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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.

phredrik's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), - NOV 4, 2010
Clear dark amber pour with a nice but standard off white head. Aroma is some nelson sauvin hops with grape, pine, grapes, pineapple and some caramel notes. The taste is big bodied IIPA malt and caramel, but also lots of nice nelson hops, pineapple, grape, pine and in general very fruity. Really good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benfi (692) - DENMARK - NOV 24, 2015
Clear amber color with mimimal head that disappears quickly. Aroma of grapefruits, pine and citrus. Taste is a big hops bomb which thick malty body supports. Long lasting bitterness and warming aftertaste. a fantastic IPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quick3Beers (525) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Pours a copper from a bottle. Aroma of soapy tropical fruits. Flavor similar, very sweet, not bitter at all. Good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeBeerTaster (3) - Parkland, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2015 does not count
This beer a fairly bitter and requires the pallet to adjusts. After s few sips you get used to the bitterness and actually begin craving the overall taste. A pretty good IPA but is close to a Double IPA ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
hatzer (37) - Nuneaton, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
Well well well weapon material this stuff is lovely creamy head lovely taste. Whisky notes but in all top notch shit

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kostasgiotis (10) - GREECE - NOV 20, 2015
great looking beer.Loved the color.nice aromas.You definitely feel the alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wolffish (395) - Saint-Donat, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2015
Cette IPA est un monstre!!! Tout d’une IPA mais avec le corps d’un Barleywine; stupéfiant! Elle avait même un petit côté fumé qui s’incrustait à la fin. J’en veux d’autres bouteilles ;)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
urban24 (15) - POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Zanim zacznę omawiać poszczególne charakterystyki: NAJLEPSZE IPA JAKIE PIŁEM. Maksymalne oceny zdecydowanie zasłużone. Więc po kolei: aromat się wylewa ze szkła, nie trzeba wsadzać nosa i szukać go po kątach - wyraźny cytrus na pierwszym planie, lekkie owocowe nutki w tle. Kolor złocisty, pełny, nieklarowne. Piana nie jest zbyt duża ale całkiem nieźle się utrzymuje na szkle. W smaku - GORYCZKA, ale nie jakaś chamska, tylko potężna, przyjemna - wzorowa na ten gatunek. Piwo jest dokładnym przeciwieństwem wodnistego - gęste, trzyma się podniebienia i jest niesamowicie pijalne (szkoda że tylko 330 ml, kończy się zdecydowanie za szybko!). Średnio nasycone, ale to jak najbardziej pasuje. Goryczka się trzyma i za nic nie puszcza. Ogółem - doskonałe IPA, nic tylko pogratulować panu Jamesowi!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anthobeers (59) - - NOV 14, 2015
Bière qui me fait aimer l’ipa, assez forte grosse amertume qui au fur et à mesure qu’on la boit révèle plein d’arômes incroyable

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
impuritylaw (24) - Freibierg, GERMANY - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle bbe 01.12.15. Dark orange beer with a small white head. Intense hoppy aroma, accompanied by sweet caramel and piney notes. Taste is malty, caramelly with a nice bitterness coming through after a while. Medium body, long bitter finish, extremely nice oily texture.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlfredoGarcia (183) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 11, 2015
330 ml bottle. Bought in an Auchan in Strasbourg. Clear amber color with creamy white head. Very nice ipa smell, if you dislike ipa smell there’s just something wrong with you; just so much nice fruitness. Creamy taste, not for everybody I guess, but a shure shot for any ipa lover. fills your mouth and lots of complex endings. Fantastic beer.

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