Tesco Finest American Double IPA - BrewDog

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Tesco Finest American Double IPATesco Finest American Double IPA

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87
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 18.46%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AEK on 04-15-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First time I've seen a DIPA over in UK and in that respect I've compared it to those I've had in the US. To be honest it doesn't come that well. It is ok but is probably below the average you would expect in the US. I wasn't blown away by the smell - I expected that full-on hops gonna get ya thing - but it was quite subdued. Could have been the age. It was quite tropical though - citra?

The hop taste was medium. I could taste them but again it didn't assault me. (I may be ruined of course).

And it seemed pretty sweet.

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fortunately the major supermarket chain in South Korea (where I live) is part owned by Tesco so every once in a blue moon an interesting import arrives. This bugger cost me £5.80 but what the hey.

EDIT: This is a slight edit as I've had a few since my first review and I've got to know it better.

A: An intense amber with champagne bubbles and a respectable off-white head.

S: Pungent tropical fruits and pine needles.

T: Strong orange marmalade, pine needles, floral grapefruit, tea leaves and a bit of carbonised toast. Alcohol is well hidden. The bitter to sweet balance is perfect, with a lovely residual bitterness. Nice bit of solvent in the last glug.

M: Lightish with soft but active effervescence.

O: I'm starting to find exaggerated hop flavours a bit wearisome but this was awesome.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden transparent body with a hint of amber. Frothy and bubbly off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing.

S- Huge fresh hop explosion with a lot of pine and some citrus. Very sweet citrus aromas come through at the end with orange and tropical fruits. Really smells like a fresh hop.

T- Very hoppy with pine and citrus upfront and tropical fruits coming through in the middle. There is a hint of sweet malt in there too to balance it out, but this one is very hoppy.

M- Full bodied, somewhat creamy with medium carbonation. Not as much of a bite as some other palate wreckers.

O- Very impressive beer. Hops are right up front, but still extremely drinkable.

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Brown Bread Baby! This might seem overpowering at first, but this is to be taken with sips rather then chugging it down. Dark amber almost going into red, thin head (but you'd expect that from a 9.2%)

As first mentioned thick brown bread - heavy digestive biscuit notes. This beer is recommended to polish a night off as your last beer for the evening as a night cap.

Very drinkable, does not have much alcohol burn (only when going into your stomach) Excellent beer probably the best you can get in tesco.

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330mL brown bottle poured into a pint glass tumbler.

A: Lovely deep ruby-amber with a thick, rich off-white head even on a slow pour.

S: One of the nicest smelling beers I've ever smelled! Hints of caramel and grapefruit but with an overwhelming hit of melon and especially mango! Sounds weird, but it's beautiful.

T: Some sweetness and a mild bitterness (so different from the English pale ales and bitters I'm used to drinking here), a touch of tangy-fruitiness. The high ABV (9.2 %) affects the flavor a lot too though. I, for one, would prefer to taste the beer.

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O: A pleasant surprise on this strong ale, particularly for someone who is used to traditional English beers.

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