Hello, My Name Is Ingrid

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,251
Ranked #16,703
3.91 | pDev: 12.53%
Scotland, United Kingdom
Very Good
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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 56
Photo of flyingpig
4.05/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

330ml bottle from Brewdog online shop (£2.95):
Nice stuff from Brewdog, I can see what all the fuss was about when this one was first released back in 2011. Starting with quite a fruity taste that was loaded with pine & grapefruit hops but still seemed fairly juicy & fresh; there was a nice bitterness to proceedings & the alcohol content remained well hidden. Not an all-time best from the brewery but it is a pretty nice beer & one that I'd happily go back to again were it to find itself as a regular offering from the brewery.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Off-white frothy head stayed well on a still, murky light oak coloured body. Light fruity aroma with tropical fruits. Smooth, very smooth, minimal carbonation & a silky feel on the back. This is so subtle, light fruity tastes, berries, & absolutely no alcohol flavours.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a hazed amber color with a white head. Very fruit forward on the nose. Lots of citrus, tropical fruits, and berries. As expected, quite a bit of sweet malt aroma, mostly caramel and brown sugar. The flavor is very sweet, some of which is from the caramel and brown sugar of the malt. The remainder is in the form of sweet hop notes such as citrus and tropical fruit. The cloudberries are also still fairly well pronounced.

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Photo of BogBoyJD
4.47/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried once before, wasn't sure then, this time around something's different.

Pour is a deep amber. Two finger head. Settles into a nice cloud. Holds all the way. Looks nice.

Smells great. A lot like Loose Cannon or better, Nugget Nectar. Very malty. Citrus, pine. Rich malt backbone. Can't wait

Taste is same as smell. Very similar to Nugget. Makes you pucker! Like this one, surprised. Very malty, sweetness counteracts the bitterness

Mouthfeel is thick, syrupy. Sticks to your taste buds. Again, like the two before mentioned brews.

Like this one after the second time around. Don't know what's different. After the first sip, it was obvious. This is s once off brew, and I wish I could find a few more because it was very tasty. A good alternative to Nugget . Great job BrewDog

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Photo of somestranger
4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Testing this beer well chilled, poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A: When poured into the glass i thin foamy head is created. The beer has a clear amberish color.

S: The smell got load of hoppy, almost sweet nectar-like tones giving you that great feel that there are lots of hops in here!

T: Just as hinted from the smell, the taste is loaded with hops giving you that very bitter tones that turns into almost sweet nectar-like tones.

M: The gentle carbonation of this beer that left after pouring it into the glass gives you a smooth juicy feel.

O: Just as expected this is a strong double IPA that is loaded with hops. The gentle carbonation gives the beer an almost nectar like feel.

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Photo of DaveHS
3.47/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle obtained in a trade with some friendly Swedish guys I met during SF Beer Week. Batch #303

A-Pours clear amber with 1/4 inch of foamy light tan head. Minimal soapy lacing.

S-The tropical fruitiness of the Nelson Sauvin hops come through stronger than anything else. Hops smell faded in general. I think this might be a bit old, though the bottle has a best by date of 07/08/12. A musty vegetal aroma behind the fruitiness of the hops.

T/M-Again, heavy on the tropical fruit hoppiness. Medium bodied with a crisp finish that is marked with a lingering under-note of thin malty sweetness. That musty vegetal flavor presents itself right up front, but soon gets lost in palate drying bitterness and tropical fruit sweetness mid-palate.

O-Weird beer. Not really sure what to make of it. One of the better BrewDog IPAs I've had.

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Photo of TobiasGoth
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance Enters my oversized wine glass, filling it with a clear yet light copper colored beverage. Foam crown is a finger tall and khaki.

Smell Floral and malty, hysterically hoppy, slightly inebriant and tangerine.

Taste Bitter at first and eventually coming to a gentle and sweet ending. There’s a certain maltiness to it giving it a roundish character. Flavors include orange, pink grapefruit, pine, fresh apples and of course berries, I wouldn’t say it’s neccesarily cloudberries but the tartness of berries present. Product specs reveal Citra, Nelson Sauvin and Bramling X hops. Nice choice!

Mouthfeel Astringently acidic, moderately carbed but the liquid is escaping me somehow, could be fuller.

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Photo of jlindros
3.2/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to dfclav for this one. Had at the Stouts and Spiders tasting thanks to Mike.

Pours a very light fizzy head, clear amber nectar orange color.

Nose has fruits and hops, fresh citrus, light tropical fruit, touch of grapefruit and an apricot like fruits aroma, light musty grape skin like, definitely Nelson Sauvin hops. Not sure what cloudberries are but I think they add that weird musty berry aroma.

Taste is weird! Starts with a touch of malt, then hops, light citrus and lemon, touch of lupulin resin flowery flavor, the a bit of fruit with topical fruit, grapefruit, and grape, then weird bitter berry musty earthy tannic flavor like the berry seed or skin. It starts to get astringent as well. It also gets pretty sweet, syrupy sweet and not really balanced at all. A syrupy but dry finish, bitter as well on the finish with a bit of the fruity lingering hops.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb., syrupy.

Overall meh, kinda weird, a bit astringent, weird tannic berry seed or skin, although the hops start to get nice with the fruits but never quite there.

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Photo of dfclav
2.82/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to baggio for the awesome international trade and this DIPA i've been wanting to try. Opened with my cousin and jlindros at a nice tasting October 8th. 9-1-11 bottle release, so it was consumed within 5 weeks.

A - orange with a small 1 finger head. Pretty flat looking carbonation. Retention and lacing isn't very good at all for the style, but it's a beautiful color.

S - cloudberries? I don't know what they smell like but it certainly smells like a fruit i'm not used to. Fairly hoppy with plenty of other tropical flavors and tangerine-like citrus. A lot of syrupy, sugary malts in the aroma.

T - quite odd...to say the least. I'm sure I am tasting cloudberries but they're quite off with the overall character of the beer. The beer itself is well-balanced, but the complexity breaks down rather quickly. As it warms it becomes cloyingly sweet and overly syrupy, to the point of being undrinkable.

M - syrupy mouthfeel, flavors stick to the tongue rather well. Could use some more carbonation definitely. Medium bodied. Normally on a DIPA I love when the flavors stay with you, but sadly I wasn't fond of this and liked the initial taste much better.

O - I was pretty upset with this beer. I centered a trade around this beer for the tick and cloudberry experience and while the trade was awesome, the beer wasn't. We wound up pouring the rest of the beer down the drain. It could have been finished - it's not like it was putrid, just that we had so many beers to work through and this wasn't worth the extra alcohol. Can't say i'd recommend this to anyone wanting to try a cloudberry beer. 

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Photo of mulder1010
3.6/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330 ML poured into a tulip

Thanks to Baggio for the beer. Much appreciated

A-- Poured a clear, amber gold color. One finger dirty white head. Left a little bit of lacing as it died down. Nice head retention and body to it.

S-- Pineapple, berries and a good amount of Carmel. Smells like a pavlova or a berry tart. Different to say the least.

T-- Tartness right off the bat. Lots of lemon and lime sherbet quality to this with pineapple.

M-- Get a lot of lemon tartness in the finish. Like a lemon head candy. Really different. Pineapple, passion fruit and Carmel in the front. Quite oily and slick. Spot on carbonation and body for a DIPA. A little too much carmel but not faulting that too much.

O-- Different profile for a DIPA. I like. The finishing lemon tartness from the cloudberries is quite cool. A little harsh here and there but not always in sync but this is a cool and different DIPA. Not so sure about the name though.

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Photo of BearsOnAcid
3.15/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark copper, off-white head.

Tropical, passion fruit aroma. Malty, sweet caramel. Some type of faint berry smell (strawberry/blueberry combo).

Berry and tropical fruit flavor. Reminds me of tropical fruit Skittles or pink Starburst. Excessive malty sweetness with a moderately bitter finish. Not as big as I'd expect for a DIPA. It was a couple months old but this didn't pack the punch I was hoping for, especially after reading such a mouth watering description.

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Photo of dragonWhale
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle received from bosse..cheers!
now i know this bottle is a little old, but it is imperial ipa, so plenty of its original character should be still intact.
vermilion with a sexy little tight creamy head. a very good looking beer. a bit of lacing, but now it's been over an hour since poured and it's looking a bit sad and flat. but it used to look beautiful!
some citrus, some funky salmonberries, a little bit of alcohol and crystal malt.
most hop has faded so the malt is coming forward, biggest flavors coming from some caramel malt and the berries of the clouds. alcohol still evident but not as arrogant as these guys.
a pretty tasty impy..i bet this was really cool fresh. digging the use of the berries in the ipa because of their tartness and slightly funky flavor. cool idea, notch this in the good ideas from brewdog category.

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Photo of smcolw
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Copper amber color and clear. The slow pour from the bartender produced a small head, but it does last and leave some significant lace considering.

Overwhelming grapefruit aroma from the obviously ample hop. There is no way to smell anything else. I don't know whether to assail or congratulate this.

Thick and oily, one can tell this is a strong IPA. The alcohol is notable in a way that should exceed the relatively modest 8.2% abv. The flavor starts with rich lightly toasted malts. The (grapefruit flavored) hop takes over and lasts long after the swallow.

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
4.59/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle 8,2% Abv.
Served chilled in a Brewdog Teku glass.
Batch 303 Best before: 14/08/2012

Appearance: Perfectly clear deep orange/amber body with beautiful red highlights. Topped with a large off white head. The retention and lacing leave are somewhat disappointing for an IIPA.

Smell: Stunning nose, absolutely bursting with hoppy goodness! Superb balance between the different styles of hop (English, American and New Zealand).
Big tropical fruit notes to start with - litchi (dominates), mango, pineapple and granadilla. A distinctly English hop aroma follows with herbal/earthy notes and lantana. Citrus zest, grapefruit and a touch of resinous pine are also noted.
Unlike most IPAs I have had recently the sweet caramel malt base does not disappear behind the hops and is noted throughout.
As the beer warmed I noticed a slightly tart gooseberry like aroma; I assume this is the Cloudberries.

Taste: Perfect follow on from the nose. Sweet caramel malt, tropical fruit (litchi, mango, orange, peaches and pineapple), herbal/earthy, dry grass, pink grapefruit and a little pine resin.
No where near as bitter as one might expect based on the amount of hops in the flavour. I guess the substantial caramel malt body is responsible.
Perfect Abv. cover, absolutely no alcohol is noted in the taste or smell.

Mouthfeel: Medium, slightly oily body and perfect (moderate level) smooth carbonation.

Overall: My favourite Brewdog IPA and a beer I really wish I could get more of. The moderate bitterness increases drinkability and I think a few of these would go down sublimely well on a hot day.

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Photo of dgilks
3.7/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark amber colour with a pinkish hue. Small but smooth light tan head with fair head retention and nice lacing.

Sweet, syrupy malt on the nose with some citrusy hop and distinct Bramling X notes as well. The hard fruit notes are truly unique.

A bit too sweet for my likes with a moderate bitterness not quite cutting through the syrupy malt. Moderate fruitiness from the hops and a touch of an almost tart berry note that I presume is cloudberry.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

For me this is a decent beer but it is underattenuated and doesn't sing with hops the way a good DIPA does.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours amber, slightly hazy with a rather small creamy white head that leaves nice lacings.

S: Lots of hops; both bitter as well as floral. Pineapple and oranges. Caramell malt with some sweetness. The cloudberries are quite noticable.

T: Sweet caramell malt, balanced with bitter hops. Then there's a lot of floral hops; oranges, grapefruit and lemon sezt. The cloudberries are a bit more present compared to the smell.

M: Body is full and carbonation medium. Aftertaste is great - long and bitter.

O: A nice DIPA where the cloudberries really makes the difference.

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Photo of AgentZero
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Who the hell is naming these beers? And who the hell is Ingrid?

A - Orangish beer that was a little hazy. Decent white head that faded to a partial cap and ring. No real lace.

S - Orange and citrus mostly with some tropical fruit, and malt backbone.

T - Sweet caramel, lots of citrus and fruity hops. Some pine and resin on the end.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O - Not a bad beer, and better than I was expecting given the style and the brewery that made it.

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Photo of MasterSki
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Jason for sharing this Brewdog Swedish exclusive. Served in a Russian River tulip.

A - A finger of white foam settles to a wispy cap and thin collar, but leaves behind no lace. Lightly hazed dark orange body.

S - Candied oranges, tropical fruits light icing sugar, faint grapefruit zest, and some floral and perfume evoking notes. Malt character seems quite similar to Hardcore IPA.

T - Taste is actually a bit more to my liking, with sweet oranges, light pine, sugary malt, and light bitterness in the finish. Not quite enough of an improvement to warrant a 4.5, so I'll be generous elsewhere.

M - Medium body, smooth texture, moderate carbonation tingle, and light alcohol warmth in the finish.

D - One of the better Brewdog offerings I've had. I forgot to check the freshness information, but I'm guessing it was from April based on the other reviews. Definitely balanced and "East Coast" (of England or the US, you decide). One of the few Brewdog beers I'd actually like to have again.

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Photo of rarbring
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer is clouded amber with an orange core, the head is off-white, with hints of yellow. Some lacing and good curtains.

The smell is sweet, tropical fruits, mango, apricot and some citric aromas, red grape-fruit, sweet oranges, some floral notes at the end, pine resin.

The taste is initially sweet, toffee, lots of fruits, peaches, mango . Then somewhat spicy, pine resin, and grass and hay.

Little carbonation, small soft bubbles, soft and creamy texture, a rather light dry finish.

In comparison to the cask sampled a few weeks ago I found this a bit more hoppy and actually a better experience.

Enjoyed at a sampling lead by the creator Darren Packman himself.

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Photo of baggio
4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Apperance: Amber/orangeish with a creamy white head and lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma: Tropical fruit, Caramel, Resin, Citric notes and hint of alcohol.

Taste: Caramel, Tropical fruits (like a wee hint of fruitmeat), Citric notes, Alcohol, Hint of orange marmelade and some Peaches.

Mouthfeel: Crisp and sharp with a nice balance and a somewhat kicking bitterness at the end. Plenty of carbonation and liquid feels just thick enough to still be refreshing.

A solid DIPA from Brewdog. Their best afaik. A nice east-coast dipa with a twist. Good but not amazing.

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Photo of bark
4.57/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The smell is aggressively bitter and hoppy with a distinct almost sharp sour-fruity flavour that makes me think of kiwi, lime, bitter oranges and a touch of cloudberries. Some sweetness and alcohol in the background.

The colour is deep amber with a tint of gold-orange (27 EBC). The liquid is almost clear. The finger thick head is warm off-white and very compact. It sinks very slowly leaving some lacing.

The flavour is hoppy and bitter with warming alcohol, too. Sweet jam-like notes, some cloudberries, raspberries, oranges and lime. Grand bitterness and full bodied. The aftertaste is fruity and hoppy with dry bread-like malt. Cloudberry jam in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong with small bubbles. The liquid is smooth and a bit thick.

An very elegant DIPA with a fruity twist that really works.

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