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

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RATINGS: 1383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   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.


WVHouseofBeer's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (919) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
A prototypical Double IPA. Pours a beautiful burnt amber color with a frothy off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aromas were slightly muted but the flavors were full of bitter citrusy hops and balanced nicely by the malts. Medium bodied with a very bitter finish. An excellent beer, but of course it’s BrewDog, so I would expect nothing less.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (211) - Colorado, USA - MAY 2, 2015
From the bottle the pour is cloudy and golden brown, Aroma is hop forward with malt hints, taste is hoppy caramel and toffee, finish is heavy with a very full mouth feal.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Habla (20) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Franksv6 (428) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2015
Clear amber coloured beer with a small white cup. I smell fruit and hops. Tastes like strong tasty hops, malt, fruit, citrus and herbs. Long hoppy aftertaste, nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
99smithsamuel (39) - - APR 29, 2015
330ml bottle from ales by mail. Appearance is copper in colour and crystal clear with a little frothy head. Aroma is floral and citrusy with caramel sweetness and a malty background. Taste is fruity and herbal with a bitter sweet and slightly dry finish with alcohol warmth. Explosive flavours which marry very well.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lele (215) - Padova, ITALY - APR 26, 2015
ASPETTO: ambrato chiaro, con schiuma beige, fine abbondante e decisamente persistente (se rimane sempre quasi mezzo centimetro. AROMA: caramello, toffee, floreale e luppolo, tanto luppolo, per un aroma che invita alla bevuta. GUSTO: all’abbocco è dolce, con un po’ di caramello e di toffee, ma poi evolve rapidamente in un amaro abbastanza pungente che avvolge il palato e che si prolunga nel finale. Il retrogusto è sempre amaro, che obbliga ad un altro sorso. Carbonizzazione medio-bassa, corpo medio. L’alcool è veramente ben nascosto. CONCLUSIONE: birra molto appagante, non la migliore imperial ipa che abbia assaggiato, ma si fa certamente ricordare.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimbonga (30) - - APR 25, 2015
Bottle. Dark copper with little head. Aromas of pine, grass and grapefruit. Similar in taste with resin and caramel. Sweetish malts give way to dry bitter finish. Bit too much crystal malt for my liking, but then I always preferred the original version. Still pretty decent. One of those IPAs that would shade into a barley wine if there were less hops or a bit of age on it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (943) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2015
Muted aroma of malt, hops, hints of caramel and dried fruit. Slightly cloudy caramel colour with a short lasting white well laced head. Taste of dried fruit and hops with hints of malt and caramel. Dry feel, medium body and a slightly bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frapi (6) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2015 does not count
Bottle - tesco double IPA. Crystal clear, deep red pour, incredibly inviting. Huge resinous aroma of grapefruit and sweet malts. Flavour is sweet, bitter, resin, citrus. Every element is huge but they marry perfectly. Ridiculous that this beer is £2 a bottle. One of my favourites.

3.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
Edwardsroger2 (1) - Ashton-under-Lyne, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2015 does not count
Very good brew from brewdog and off course tesco. Hardcore ipa is good... Not a school night beer

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redmaaan (4) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Darker IPA and quite strong in taste. Not my favourite but definitely not bad!


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