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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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.

scotty's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1083) - - MAR 3, 2012
Tesco bottling. Big robust flavour packed brew, rich heady hoppy aroma, really well balanced for such a high ABV, great stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2769) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
Clear amber with light amber lasting, lacing foam head. Decent hoppy aroma and very nice bittersweet taste - not too sweet. Some nutty tones. (Velp 201507)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sensor87 (3) - UKRAINE - JUL 3, 2015 does not count
Nice aroma - sweetness with touch of bitterness: caramel, chocolate, grass, coffee.. Taste continues the aroma title with some burst in you mouth and goes to the light and sweet bitter. Really like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cyberbong (7) - - JUL 1, 2015 does not count
A nice dark amber color and thick, slightly off-white head. The aroma is very hoppy, lots of grapefruit, citrus, some pine, caramel in the back. Full bodied, slightly oily mouth feel, heavy bitterness that keeps hitting in a long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biirusaikou (1196) - - JUN 29, 2015
Draught at Hathor. Huge hop profile, tons of bitter grapefruit, green citrus and solid caramel malt backbone, lingering bitter finish. Very west coast, a classic IIPA and one of their most solid flagship brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (913) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle@Desverger. Pours amber with a white head. Fruity and malty aroma and taste, citrus and tropical fruity, hoppy, caramel malts, toffee. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JK (4920) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Light red color. Low carbonation. Dry, bitter hops. Sweet with malt, as I expect for the style. I almost taste some oak. Herbal, and dry in the finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Achel (141) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
Amber color with a nice white head that keeps a lacing for a long time. Aroma of grapefruit-citrus, orange, a touch of caramel. Flavor is hoppy and malty, no alcohol at all, completely masked alcohol. Low carbonation and medium to full body with pleasant and long sweet bitterness. Finishes smooth and dry and with a lingering bitter aftertaste. A very muscly Double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChtiBreizh (126) - Rennes, FRANCE - JUN 21, 2015
Orange/amber with thin frothy head. Aroma of grapefruit-citrus, pine, a touch of caramel. It has a sweety side but is more bitter than sweet. Long bitter finish. Low to medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drmet (228) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2015
Nichts für jeden der alkohol kommt ziemlich durch. Zusammen mit den fruchtnoten hat das ganze was von Abwaschwasser mit pril. -starke citrus,grapefruit,mango,ananasnoten -recht starke süße malznote -schwere,bittere hopfennote übertüncht den geschmack ziemlich -gut carbonisiert -bitter,alkoholisch im abgang

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
klonu (15) - - JUN 19, 2015
0.33 bottle. clear amber, good head, not bad retention and nice lacing. aroma hoppy, lots of grapefruit, ripe fruit, some maltiness and possibly some caramel cutting through hops. very hoppy in taste as well, plenty of fruit and floral notes. medium to full body, some alcohol, very long finish, warming effect. very nice imperial ipa.

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