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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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Hardcore IPAHardcore IPA

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88
very good

1,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 501
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 8
Gots: 33 | 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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erz316

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

batch 198 29/10/10, poured into maudite snifter.

A - apple vinegar orange with a mostly clear body. the head is a white colour, reaches about a one finger maximum height and then falls to nothing. good amount of lacing, but the ultimate lack of foam and the lack of retention bring down the rating.

S - an incredibly potent nose of lemon grass and tangerine rind. the lemon grass mixes with the big malt back bone to make an intersting smell, that is in constant conflict with itself. the malts fight to have this caramel sweetness come out, while the hops have their floral citric, lemony bounty come out on top. the nose can offer this odd cat piss/litterbox kind of ammonia smell at times, quite weird. something's definitely missing with the taste.

T - a solid good taste, not too bitter not too malty. the hops are extremely fruity, more so than I can really remember in this style. the initial taste is a light melon flavour, with some apricots; then the bitterness of the hops begins to set in, offering a brutal herbal bitterness that is a turn off for some, a little while after this is slight malt presence. the finish has the malts increase in strength, while the alcohol mixes with some of the more bitter hops to make a dry bitter burn. the aftertaste is bitter, moreso than malty. yeah its just kind of bitter.

MF&D - the feel is lacking, body is too light, feels almost watery. carbonation is also lacking. the drinkability is alright, not something to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2009 01:53:16 | More by erz316
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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.