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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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Hardcore IPAHardcore IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,332 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,332
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.23%
Wants: 25
Gots: 127 | FT: 2
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-10-2008

This Imperial India Pale Ale rocks…hardcore! But don’t 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 to ensure your mouth feels punished and puckering for more. 9,900,000,000 yeast cells frantically fermented their little hearts out as the sugars became alcohol in the depths of our fermentation tanks.

2 humans and 1 canine companion were relatively happy with the results.


150 IBU
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Ratings: 1,332 | Reviews: 526
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3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good to Very good double ipa. Had in bottle. Get again. Smooth n tasty for a dipa. Not too sweet.

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3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 11.2 oz. bottle into a Victory Donnybrook Stout nonick

a: Clear copper with an inch and a half thick offwhite head which receded to rocky surface foam and dense patterned lacing.

s: Moderate pine resin

t: Caramel malt under pine with moderate strength. Bitterness and some malt sweetness linger in the finish. High ABV is quite well covered.

m; Moderate to full, nice body, quite oily, considerabel carbonation tingle.

o: Pretty much as anticipated, a malty, heavily-hopped DIPA, English bitter taken to new heights of bitter. Rather similar to US DIPAs in the malty vein such as Green Flash Palate Wrecker, and at a similar pricepoint.

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3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.61/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.6/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into english pint.
Pours copper-orange hazy beer with 1-finger off-white head, mediocre retention. Sticky aroma, malts and tons of floral hops. Massive body, noble bouquet of hops, masculine embodiment for gentry and blessed.

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4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An exceptionally well done Imperal IPA. Malty sweet with enough floural hoppiness to complement the brew without over bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.3/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 1,332 ratings.