Brewed at BrewDog

Style: Imperial IPA
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 709   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 292   ABV: 9.75%
Danish: En Imperial India Pale Ale brygget på: vand, malt (maris otter, munich og cara-munich), flækket havre, humle (herkules, warrior, centennial, amarillo, simcoe og columbus) og alegær.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4819) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Pours light mahogany into a tulip. Off-white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Alcohol, pine and resin aromas. Sweet caramel upfront turning resinous in the dry, lasting, slightly astringent grapefruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 7, 2010
In short: A bottle of concentrate fruity resinous hops juice. Vey good and surprisingly refreshing.
How: Bottle 11.2oz. Consumed relatively fresh about 1 month after purchase.
The look: Partly cloudy orange-amber body topped by a medium beige head with good retention.
In long: Strong hoppy nose dominated by Ruby Red grapefruits with other fruits in the back. Taste is a big thick hop juice concentrate. Rarely have I tasted a strong (near 10%) IPA that felt so much like hops juice. Again, Ruby Red grapefruits, white grapefruits, citrus fruits, clementines, orange peels. I’m suspecting a lot of Nelson Sauvin here. The hops signature is also quite resinous. The nice caramelized malts are there to provide a body but the beer is really about the fruity resinous hops juice. With its lack of apparent sweetness and extra-refreshing character this beer really stands out from most other high gravity IPAs. Why don’t breweries make more ultra-refreshing high gravity IPAs like this one? It Beats mE.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Pours hazy amber / orange with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has lots of sweet grapefruit, pine, onion, funk and a good amount of sweet malt for a nice balance. Medium / full body that starts smooth then when the effervescent carbonation hits it seems very crisp. The flavor starts with syrupy toasted malt and the hop traits from the aroma for a good balance. The finish is more on the dry side with a good amount of pine, grapefruit zest and resiny earthiness. Very well done IIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebeertourist (5094) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle from Kihoskh, CPH. Hazy amber. Rich citrus hop aroma with other fruit as well. Good hop bitterness, fresh hoppy, citrussy flavours, hints of bread. As good as they come. Highly drinkable as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2010
330cl bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF. Enjoyed during the JCB family reunion in SF. Rock on! This was one pungent brew. Nice semi-cloudy pour, deep orange and alive with sediment, like some fresh culture harvested from a chemistry lab and turned into beery goodness. Earthy, jack! Nose was huge, with a quality that was initially almost overwhelmingly sweet, with floral, pineapple, and other related aromas. But the bitter elements came on with assurance, and this translated well into the flavors - unapologetically intense, but with a nice crispness that played nice with the sweet tropical elements. Good brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2010
Bottle. Pours out in a hazy dark amber colour with a small white head. Rich aroma of resin, plums and cookies. Full-bodied with notes of resin, cookies, canned apricots, red grapefruit and grass with hints of caramel and caramelized sugar. Long bittersweet finish of resin, grass, pine-needles, lemon-zest and burnt sugar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liqours.
Aroma: A powerfully hoppy nose with lots of citrus followed by large doses of both pine and herbal hops. The nose has just a touch of sweetness, but I am guessing this is one bitter brew.
Appearance: It pours a slightly hazy dirty amber color with a large, mousse like off-white head. Fabulous lacing left behind and great head retention.
Taste: Actually fairly well balanced given all the hops. The taste follows the nose, moving through different hop stages on the tongue. First the citrus, then the pine, then the herbals. Despite my earlier opinion based on the nose, there is a decent malt prescience that provides a nice foil to all of the hops. Definitely a IIPA, but very well balanced.
Palate: Medium to rich in body with lower, soft carbonation and a long, bitter finish. Very drinkable.
Overall: This one really surprised me by being dead on for the style without being overbearing. Definitely worth trying and probably one of my favorite IIPAs minus the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3013) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2010
From a bottle poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Strong citrus bitter hoppy flavor with a lasting aftertase.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours an orange/amber colored body with a smallish sandy head. A mouth-watering aroma of grapefruits and resiny pine trees with a great deal of crisp caramel maltiness in the background along with a touch of breadiness. A remarkably well-balanced aroma. Goes down medium-bodied and HARSH! There is an above-average level of effervescence that only adds to the tongue-prickling hoppiness. Ooohh wee! Lots of sweet caramel maltiness upfront taste-wise. Juicy grapefruits and citrus rinds follow. Spicy and peppery at the end. A dry finish that lingers. Excellent balance all the way. There is a presence of warming alcohol throughout, though nowhere near what you’d expect based on the 9.75% ABV. Simple, clean, and drinkable as hell! Just great, great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerbill (3567) - Laurel, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a slightly hazed deep amber with a thin off-white head that fades by the second sip and leave partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of pine and grapefruit with a bit of an herbal quality as well. The flavor is malt and caramel followed by a wash of pine and grapefruit hops that I frankly thought was a little lacking in depth, particularly for a IIPA. Medium bodied.

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