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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1724   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 dont 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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unde (1009) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2015 Hazy amber colour, relatively small head. Strong hoppy aroma, interesting! This beer delivers exactly what it promises, hardcore hoppyness, bitter taste, sweet caramel malts and rich texture. Leaves this harsh bitterness to ones mouth but after few minutes you keep on longing for more. Excellent imperial IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bricktop86 (833) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2013
Pours hazy re orange with a white head. Aroma is earthy with slight citrus, a lot of caramel and toffee. Taste follows nose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smaskifa (136) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2013
Tap @Hndverkerstuene, Oslo. Pours a murky yellow ocher with a decent off white head. The aroma is fresh with citrus, hops and a nice touch of sweet honey. The taste is very similar to the aroma, kicks off with the hops and citrus, then the sweetness of malts and honey takes charge, before you get a very nice balanced hoppy aftertaste - very well balanced. You can hardy notice the quite high level of alcohol, not until you get up to leave anyway. It has a very smooth and thick mouth feel, and pleasant carbonation. Wouldnt mind having a go at this again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerman89 (38) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2013
Available from Tescos finest range as American Double IPA (1.99 or 3 for 5). American style IPAs are quite hard to find in the UK, but this is a prime example of a top quality, strong, bitter, hoppy IPA. It has strong notes of tangerine, pineapple, lavender, honey and hops. It has a strong bitter finish. It is a hazy dark amber colour, with nice gentle carbonation and quite a thick syrupy mouthfeel. This is one of my favourites!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2809) - Rros, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2013
Dark golden with a white head - good citrus piney hop aroma - right away the taste of the beer is a lot of hops, bitternes, with pine, resin and some citrus - the hops gives a long bitter dry finish - this was very good -

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Marstonlad (849) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Bottle from Alko, Helsinki. A cloudy copper color and a medium-sized head that leaves lacing. The aroma offers a combination of sweet, caramel maltiness and piny, resinous hoppiness with some refreshing fruity notes varied, complex outlook from the start. Taste is long, rich and intensely hoppy. Sweetish flavours feature initially especially caramel maltiness but they are swept aside by powerful piney, resinous and citrusy hoppy punch that brings the taste to the dry and bitter finish. This is potent, brutally hoppy stuff hardcore-label lives up to its name but it is the initial maltiness that makes this so rich and one of the classics in this great style. The palate is medium to full bodied, fairly smooth and low to medium in carbonation. Simply a magnificient Imperial IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gowdy (1083) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - FEB 10, 2013
Bottle of Tescos Finest* AMERICAN DOUBLE IPA. Dark golden colour with some gas. Small white head. Tart taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juanenka (259) - valladolid, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2013
Presencia limpia y color cobre con corona densa y persistente. Aroma a frutos tropicales y maltas caramelo con algo de licor. En boca es integrada y redonda muy lupulada con resina y pino, y mucho caramelo por medio. Los 9,2 solo aparecen al final

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfuen03 (362) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2013
Copper color, thin head, low carbonation, small bubble. Powerful aroma, led by resin and pine, and notes of citrus, herbs. Malt slightly present. Full body, very oily. Low carbonation. FInish is bitter but not overwhelming. Leaves a nice fresh sensation in mouth. Taste is bitter but mixed with a nice sweet and sour background. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1890) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
BrewDog Hardcore IPA has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head, a dark brown (or under light, orange-golden), very hazy appearance, with streaming tiny bubbles and a bit of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is bold and strong- fruit, fresh-cut flowers (odd, considering this bottle is two years old), malt, and hop oil. Taste is of brown bread crust, hop oil, caramel, bitterness, toffee, light brown sugar, and apple peelings. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and BrewDog Hardcore IPA (2nd Edition) finishes semi-dry, bitter, and not undrinkable. Overall, its very nice, and I think its quite nice, yet not exceptional. RJT

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