Hardcore IPA - BrewDog
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United Kingdom (England)
4.28/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Friday night and a 4:00 am wake-up on Saturday morning. These should help me sleep.
4-pack of 11.2 oz bottles for $7.99 (I think the store claimed it was $19.99 usually, which affected my purchase. Was going to buy a bomber of Lagunitas Hop-Stoopid ($4.49). Expires Aug 19, 2011.
Imported from Scotland!
Look - Orange end of the day smoky sunset. Hazy. Poured carefully into a pint glass obtained a 1/2 inch head. Second round poured quickly yielded a 1 1/2 inch head, and that was impressive. Lacing moderately persistent.
Smell - Underwhelming malt sweetness with none of the citrus whiffs expected. Smell is not bad at all. Clean. Sweet.
Taste - Big alcohol content quickly muffled and overwhelmed by hops, then a malty sticky sweetness, and then a strong piney hop bitterness to finish. I like it. Big. Sweet pine sap bitter after taste lingers for a long time, perhaps 15 minutes at least. Delicious.
Mouthfeel - Carbonation is mild, and invites the taste buds to absorb the experience. This one could be consumed warm maybe (?!). The mouthfeel invites swilling, and exploring the depth of the bitterness.
Overall - Satisfying. Delicious. Strong. Glad I tried it. Impressive.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2011 03:09:33 | More by Sorcerer
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