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

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RATINGS: 1180   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.


WVHouseofBeer's rating

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (790) - Kissimmee, 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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ZacM612 (79) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Hazy amber color with little off-white head. Aroma of pine, caramel. Flavor of caramel and citrus. Nice hoppy flavor with perfect bitterness in the finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MonsterMagnet (148) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2014
Bottle, bb 6-2015. Pours amber with a white head. Aroma: resin, pine, grapefruit, floral, spices. Taste: resin, treebark, pineapple, pepper, toffee, pine. Full bodied, crisp, somewhat sticky mouthfeel, high sweetness and bitterness, excellent balance, lovely long lasting pine/resin dry and slightly vinous finish. Lovely!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wiosna (4) - - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
0,33l pullo Turun Alkosta. Tuoksu miellyttävän hedelmäinen eikä maku kovin katkera. Tasapainoinen.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
saintjulien (86) - - JUL 6, 2014
herbs, citrus, grass, resin, amber, light sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, full body, lively, bitter, long finish

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adster (120) - HUNGARY - JUL 3, 2014
Sötét borostyán színe és bézs színű habja van, illata pedig még IPA viszonylatban mérve is lehengerlő. A komlótobozos, gyantás karakter egyfajta mézes, borókás jelleggel párosul, mindez rendkívüli teltséggel. Az ízei mélyek, szélesek és súlyosak, szétterjedő, szirupos állagú teste egy komlóból készült süteményhez szolgál desszertöntetként. Ezek az ízjegyek aztán meglehetősen hosszan nyúlnak el, mielőtt a komló támadásba lendülne. Ez azonban a legkevésbé sem villámcsapásként éri ízlelőbimbóinkat, az előzmények szépen megágyaznak a bekövetkező ízhatásnak. Fantasztikus darab.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (32) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Clear dark amber beer with a quickly disappearing head. Strong grapefruit and sweet malt notes in the nose. Aroma is grapefruit with lots of caramel from the malts and long bitter hoppy finish. Very intense. Alcohol is there but well hidden. Great mouthfeel! Excellent IIPA!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Procent (44) - POLAND - JUN 30, 2014
W aromacie bardzo mocne chmiele: cytrusy, żywiczne aromaty, karmel, trochę alkoholu. Piana średnio obfita ale gęsta, z ładnym lacingiem. W smaku chmiel (cytrusy), słód, karmel i alkohol, ale całkiem dobrze skryty. Nasycenie średnie, odczucie w ustach pełne, goryczka wysoka, ale zbalansowana z resztą. Ogólnie bardzo dobre piwo, jak na wartości z etykiety, to dobrze zbalansowane.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackafholmes (118) - - JUN 29, 2014
Bottle from tesco (an alias). Deep amber beer with no head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine and rich malts. Taste is same with nice bitterness and tang. Medium carbonation and body.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SperkeleForce (499) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle 33 CL. Pours copper with lacing white head. Notes of pine, tropical fruits, hops, grass, hay, fruity, grapefruit. Very nice fruity easy drinkable ale.

- beerbasher

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (506) - - JUN 26, 2014
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