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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

Hardcore IPAHardcore IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

991 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 991
Reviews: 497
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 13.85%


Brewed by:
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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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crowncapcollect

United Kingdom (England)

4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle (£1.59 in Sainsbury's and 3 for 4, so great value)

The initial aroma is oddly reminiscent of marijuana, before citrus and floral tones. Not much of a head and carbonation is pleasingly low.

Very full taste and quite hoppy, but not too sweet at all, esp for a 9% beer. Very lingering aftertaste. My third Brewdog and first in a bottle, impressed so far.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 20:37:33 | More by crowncapcollect
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A - brown/ruby red, pours a minimal head that lingers as a frothy lacing. Looks inviting.

S - Floral odours, with a faint basil and citrus (orange) smell. Actually smells pretty nice, like an air freshener.

T - Hoppy bitterness at the start, with the malt kicking in pretty quick. The malt flavours combine with slightly alcoholic taste that lingers for a looong time. The alcohol tinge is fairly mild considering the ABV, and rather warming.

M - Slight carbonation, medium body, slightly dry.

O - Great IPA, it has shown me that good IPAs can be made outside of the new world. The alcohol taste, while mild relative to the ABV, would prevent me from drinking this on a regular basis however. Certainly worth a go.

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

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Rich alcoholic hop-laden aroma.

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

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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 991 ratings.