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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,141 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,141
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 13
Gots: 47 | FT: 2
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
It’s just a helluva shock. Something that gets the adrenalin pumping like a 400 volt shot in a copper bathtub has to be good for the soul. Join the hardcore elite, screw down the throttle and ride. Ride until your lungs bleed and your arms numb. Gun the fucker. Don’t pull back, or slow down until the crazy music starts. Then sit, stunned, wall-eyed, open mouthed, in the realization this mother will drill you with Panzer-like efficiency. And you’ll beg for more.

150 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-10-2008)
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

I found this treasure in the $1 bargain bin at one of our local liquor stores!

It says it is "best before 01-02-14" but in April 2014, it is still outstanding.

Rich alcoholic hop-laden aroma.

Pours a bright hazy orange with a lingering light tan head.

Flavor is rich and balanced. Layers and layers of hops (almost oily with them) and malt. Some coppery notes (which I adore), some chewy wheat bread. A little bit of spices. The aftertaste starts sweet but then ends on a hoppy bitter note. Absolutely beautiful. Sunset in a glass.

Nice full thick mouthfeel. Very full with some almost oily elements (I mean this in a good way) but with a little bit of faint carbonation prickle. Almost like velvet.

An extremely good beer. The best I've had in awhile. Worth buying even if it isn't in the bargain bin. I almost wonder if the cheesy "HARDCORE" name and label design scares people off. This is a very tasty, thoughtful brew.

04-09-2014 03:46:49 | More by jmbranum
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BastardFromABasket

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%

A hazy amber ale that pours a fluffy, off-white head that fades quickly. Smells faintly of hop tang The taste is great: malty with lots of hop tang. It has an almost metallic flavor that reminds me of a Dogfish Head 60/90. Hides the alcohol well but you'll feel it quickly. Mouthfeel is full and creamy. Very nice overall.

02-07-2014 00:32:16 | More by BastardFromABasket
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Bodega95

Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

This beer packs a very hard punch, it kicks the shi.. out of your taste buds in a single sip! Almost comparable to what a hard liquor would do! Nice texture and body! definitely not for pussies! Overall a very dry IPA excellent for Loud music and spicy foods.

02-04-2014 21:51:51 | More by Bodega95
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mrc7477

Oregon

4.69/5  rDev +19.6%

The Hardcore IPA has one of the best aromas I have smelt. The taste is amazing. It is the best IPA I have ever tasted. I work at Bayway Market as a beer specialist and I really recommend this IPA to people. Anyone in Coos Bay, Oregon that prefers a really good IPA then come into Bayway Market and pick one up. We have the best prices in town.

01-11-2014 10:00:26 | More by mrc7477
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malfunxion

New York

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

08-27-2014 05:40:40 | More by malfunxion
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +2%

08-27-2014 02:12:27 | More by oriolesfan4
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ExtraStout

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Bought a 4-Pack of bottles for $14.99.

A: Glowing amber poured with almost no head. Lacing not as heavy as expected.
A little bit of a letdown with the appearance.

S: What a unique nose for a DIPA. Quite floral and fruity with the alcohol apparent as well.
A little bit of tropical notes apparent as well.

T & M: Wow, what a hop bomb! Balance is not on top of this brews qualities.
I am a hop fan and this one delivers.

D: Drinkability not a strong trait of this brew. An interesting take but for the money
I don't think I'll be having this beer again.

08-26-2014 22:00:46 | More by ExtraStout
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Tayloraphilips

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-26-2014 15:34:11 | More by Tayloraphilips
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Kellerbj

Ohio

3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

08-26-2014 13:38:40 | More by Kellerbj
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-24-2014 23:04:31 | More by EmperorBevis
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GeorgeCarroll

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 20:25:01 | More by GeorgeCarroll
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Chemister

Russian Federation

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-21-2014 16:30:47 | More by Chemister
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-jD-

Japan

4/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 14:08:33 | More by -jD-
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podes

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2%

08-21-2014 03:33:51 | More by podes
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woodchip

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2%

08-20-2014 21:23:38 | More by woodchip
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +2%

08-20-2014 15:35:50 | More by ONovoMexicano
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IvanJ126

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

08-19-2014 18:25:09 | More by IvanJ126
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altmer

Russian Federation

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

08-19-2014 12:51:29 | More by altmer
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renatopi

Serbia

4/5  rDev +2%

08-19-2014 12:34:38 | More by renatopi
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Dav1dr

New York

4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

08-19-2014 01:13:05 | More by Dav1dr
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mlklein27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

08-18-2014 16:07:34 | More by mlklein27
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Posadboy

Russian Federation

5/5  rDev +27.6%

08-17-2014 08:18:54 | More by Posadboy
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jpizzle859

Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%

08-17-2014 00:30:32 | More by jpizzle859
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SStein

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Golden Orange on color with full lacing across the top. Strong citrus in the nose, with a touch of toffee on the back end. Tastes like it smells. Very smooth carbonation as you drink. Overall a great IPA with little hype, which means I won't have to fight for it at the stores.

08-16-2014 17:05:31 | More by SStein
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badmotorgrunge

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.6%

A: Bright orange, little haze
S: Amazing! One of the best smelling ipa's I ever had!
T:Follows smell perfectly. Well blended, citrus, toffee, just a treat.
M: Ahhhh! thick rich, perfect
O: I cannot understand why this doesn't get more love. Can't think of anything I don't love about this brew! Its just incredibly crafted. Cheers Brew Dogs!

08-16-2014 01:31:53 | More by badmotorgrunge
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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 1,141 ratings.