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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1680   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Bottle: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Also sold as BrewDog Mr. President which replaces 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.

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Palme (4812) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2012
0.33l bottle from #261. This is a crystal clear champagne-brown one with a medium sized light beige top. Fruity and hoppy on the nose with a grassy bitterness, some sweet sticky caramel and tones of woodwork - like in sawdust. Nice stuff. It’s powerful and bitter in taste. Tons of hops, somewhat resinous and almost slightly astringent. Caramel with sour ripe strawberries and canned peaches. Ends with only subtle and suiting traces of well masked alcohol and an almost drymouthing bitter and grassy aftertaste. Strong and powerful, yet quite round and definitely not to much. 01.11.2012
Earlier Rating: 8/18/2011 Total Score: 4
0.33l bottle ,batch #120, from BrewDog webshop. Finally my turn to try this! It pours a cloudy copper-brown body with a nice creamy and lasting light beige head that’s lacing nicely down the glass. Aroma is as expected; lots of hops, fruity hops that is, sweet caramel, nuts some ripe melon zest with hints of wood and chocolate. Really nice! It has a nice and mouth-lubricating oily mouthfeel, average carbonated and quite full-bodied. Tastes sharp and well hoped! Light fruity (not so much as in the aroma), lots of pine, caramel with some hints of dry wood and the whole thing finishes warming and dry with some sweet alcohol and a everlasting hopy and bitter aftertaste. A real hardcore DIPA from the Scot’s indeed! Ha! I can see not that annoying little flie that has been annoying me all night has climbed in to the empty glass, probably had a sip and dropped stone dead! Thank’s BrewDog!

Beer5000 (6625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
330 ml bottle. Clear, deep golden body with a nice off-white head. Aroma is fruity and caramel. It’s strong and distinct fruity but I can’t really put my finger on what kind of fruit, it’s more like citric fruit in general with a hint of dry fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and bitter, dominated by caramel and the same general fruit flavor as in aroma, some dry fruit and herbal tea. Quite heavy in body, close to a good malt based IPA, but I feel its becoming to sweet and sticky caramel’ ish after a few more sips with a lack of balance. Promising, but to much sweet caramel and bitterness without the fruity freshness for my liking. But the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden.
Earlier Rating: 7/21/2010 Total Score: 3.3
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2010. Reddish orange with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel and citric fruity. Flavor is moderate malty and caramel dominated by citric fruity hops. Long and bitter finish. Very nice and well made but not extraordinary.

suedehead288 (426) - BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2012
2012.11.01 - bottle 33cl - orange amber beer, creamy white head - nose : citrus, herbs - mouth : citrus, herbs and lovely bitterness in the end.

KnutAlbert (6760) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Glowing amber. Rich, sweet malt. Mint, grass, chives. Boiled sweets, anise. Long malty finish with spearmint and some white pepper.
Earlier Rating: 9/17/2010 Total Score: 3.6
Copenhagen beer festival 2010. Packed with malt and hops, lots of chewy grains here. Not as easy-going and refreshing as the Punk IPA, perhaps, but still a fine beer.

gunnar (9333) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2012
Bottle from Vinmonopolet. Pours clear dark golden/amber with a big frothy off-white head. Aroma is strong fruity hops, grapefruit and pine. Taste is intense fruity, good dry but juicy tropical fruits,herbal and minty lingering aftertaste. Dry and clean mouthfeel. Well hidden alcohol, a very good one.
Earlier Rating: 5/23/2011 Total Score: 3.2
Bottle. Pours unclear orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrussy and pine. Taste is filled with piney hops, loads and loads of them which creates a solid bitterness all the way to the end, shining thru the moderate sweet malty base. I suppose this is what an imperial IPA is all about.

Carfi (293) - Rakovník, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 30, 2012
Postupně sem budu doplňopvat piva, co jsem vypil a zapsal si, chvilku to asi bude trvat a proto k těm dříve vypitým pivům nebudou žádné "dojmy"

visionthing (5470) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2012
33cl bottle from Vinmonopolet, Storo. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Hoppy aroma with caramel, citrus, fruits (also dried fruits), alcohol and hints of roasted malt and biscuits. Sweet, hoppy and malty with a pleasant caramel flavour and fairly dry , citrussy and bitter finish. Medium to full body. Nice IIPA. (2012-10-27)
Earlier Rating: 10/27/2011 Total Score: 3.9
Bottle. Slightly hazy orange/amber with white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of pine and herbs. Alcohol is pretty well integrated, but there is some indication of high alcohol content. A bit sweet with a long, pretty bitter finish.

Arve_Christian (5208) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
On 33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Stover, Norway. Dark golden color, good foam. High intensity hoppy aromas ( grapefruit)’ also medium intensity caramel- some vanilla & fruitiness. Medium/ full body & high complexity . Sweetness, also good bitterness- ok balance. Very enjoyable
Earlier Rating: 6/26/2012 Total Score: 3.9
On tap at Underbar, Oslo. Golden color, ok foam. Full body & hgh complexity. Distinct hops, high viscosity. Good balance and very enjoyable

MrHyde (4) - Parma, ITALY - OCT 27, 2012 does not count
Colore ambrato, bella schiuma fine e persistente, al palato si avverte un leggero retrogusto di pompelmo, amara ma ottimamente bilanciata!

Holmen1 (6152) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
0,33 flaske fra Polet: en overveldende og god humlearoma, blandet med litt malt og krydder. Smaken som følger er like god og intens, komplekse humlenoter balansert med malt-og alkoholsødme. "Explicit imperial ale" som det står på etiketten er for en gangs skyld helt treffende.

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