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

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RATINGS: 1613   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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.


scotty's rating

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
scotty (1131) - - MAR 3, 2012
Tesco bottling. Big robust flavour packed brew, rich heady hoppy aroma, really well balanced for such a high ABV, great stuff!


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taschert (1) - FRANCE - JUN 30, 2016 does not count
Bottle 33cl , served in a sniffer. Amber color with a white top. Strong pine smell, alcohol. Hoppy beer with grapefruit & pine & bit spicy taste. Very good balance with a strong bitter after taste. [06/2016]

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyldeturkey101 (25) - - JUN 29, 2016
Aroma isn’t too strong, though my nose may be off today. Appearance is a lovely cherry read with snow white head. The taste initially is fruity that falls into a nutty after burn. Overall a very pleasant drink.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ipabr (118) - Somerset, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2016
Amazing smell. The hop use in this beer is astonishing, smells so sweet and juicy, the flavour is as strong as the beer is. Juicy, bitter with warming alcohol... Ok I won’t use brewdog trendy hype words to describe this beer, but this one is worthy of its name.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
themightyjag (398) - - JUN 24, 2016
330ml bottle from Scotmid. Small white head, decent lacing. Clear amber body. Nose is pine, menthol, stone fruit, caramel. Flavour is stewed fruit, burnt sugar, molasses, caramel, loads of bitterness. Light carbonation, good chewy mouthfeel, a bit sticky. Tremendous, massive IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
batneil (587) - - JUN 20, 2016
Bottle. Possibly the best IPA I’ve had on these shores. In the American style this is bold, hoppy, fizzy and strong.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBlessing (756) - Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 19, 2016
Bernstein Farben schöner schaum, Geruch Trockenobst leichte honigmelone, Geschmack aprikose Trockenobst harzig kräftige bitter Noten

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrNosha (1477) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2016
0,33l Flasche. Hellbraune Farbe. Hellbeiger Schaum. Harziger Trockenobst Duft. Aprikose und Kräuter. Nussiger Antrunk. Getrocknete Aprikose und Hopfen. Wuchtiges Bier!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LordBrew (182) - Ziemnice, POLAND - JUN 15, 2016
Wygląda pięknie - jasno rubinowa barwa, porządna piana, zdobi szkło. Aromat - zwala z nóg, bardzo intensywny, radykalnie tropikalny i cytrusowy, całe tony mango i grejpfruta, niesamowity. Smak - bardzo gorzki ale doskonale zrównoważony słodową słodyczą, tak samo jak w aromacie dominacja smaków tropikalnych. Wysycenie średnie, piwo pijalne. Posmak długi, goryczkowy ale także wyraźnie słodowy i lekko alkoholowy. Doskonała DIPA!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dans_Homebrew (2) - Dover, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
Huge citrus blast, Massive boozy aftertaste, citrus, leaves, alcohol, amber, clear, minimal head, very bitter, slick feel, slick feel, lively, bitter,

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ALIBALI (360) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - JUN 11, 2016
HOT!!!! Würzige Aromen voll von Malz,Harz & Red Exotic Fruits umspielen den Kolben. Alles sehr sehr Americana Style. KLASSE!!! Der Trunk dann relativ "gewöhnlich", aber nur um dann schnellstens in den wahrlich episch schweren biestigen und auch kantigen Nachtrunk überzugehen. Das Ganze erinnert oft schon an ein Barley Wine. Bei 150IBUs,den verwendeten Hopfensorten und 9,2% muss ich wohl kein Wort mehr zu der Bitterness sagen!? Vom Hahn in der BREWDOG Kneipe in Barcelona. 25cl/4,30.


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