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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,091 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,091
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

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Sorcerer

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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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 1,091 ratings.