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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,093 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,093
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 8
Gots: 35 | 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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Roguer

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3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice thick cream-white head. Beer is thick and cloudy, a very dark orange - almost brown - lightening to a barely translucent gold-orange at the bottom of the glass. Very good retention and excellent lacing.

Immediate aromas of grapefruit and floral hops, and caramel malt, with a hint of brown sugar. Smells way too boozy and malty, but the beer is perfectly fresh. Still smells like an old IPA.

Flavor follows the nose, and while it has characteristics of what might normally be ascribed to a past-prime IPA, it's really indicative of the intent. Hops are strong and floral, but the malts dominate the flavor with caramel, honey, brown sugar, and vanilla. The hops give a nice balance, keeping it from being too sweet, and give you a floral and light citrus finish, as well as some spicy, earthy hop bite.

Lively, with a bit of a sting, but an otherwise full mouthfeel. Slick and slightly oily, with an almost resinous brown sugar coating.

I'm more used to American IPAs, but once you get past that, this is a very, very good beer. It reminds me a lot of Lagunitas Brown Shugga and DFH Burton Baton (the latter crafted after an English style ale). It would make for a good nightcap.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 00:57:14 | More by Roguer
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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 1,093 ratings.