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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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Hardcore IPAHardcore IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,098 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,098
Reviews: 502
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 13.55%
Wants: 9
Gots: 37 | 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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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle (courtesy of Long813) into a pint glass, Batch 071 with a BBD of April 27, 2011. My bottle has this listed @ 9.2% ABV.

Cool bottle first and foremost; I know BrewDog is notorious for being over the top and what not but I always enjoy reading crap they put on their bottles. The Hardcore IPA goes into a bit about the sacrifice and determination of the malts grains, hop cones and yeast cells involved in this brew. I don't mind this kinda thing at all.

Pours a golden red/deep orange with a light golden brown/tan head. Sheets of lace and good retention. Smells of a grapefruit/citrus fruit, with a crisp and sharp bitterness I can already feel tingling my in my nose. A sweet, rich malt can also be detected here. Taste is initially strong in an orange/tangerine flavour, which fades quickly into the malt base which has an odd yet interesting taste and feel to it. Bit of a grainy/bready feel to it? Really not sure how to describe this. The more I drink this and sense this happening, the more I'm warming up to it, but not loving it. Finish is quick and dry with a lingering bitterness (lots of pine!) and a palate-zapping effect; oily mouthfeel and not a significant amount of carbonation. Bit of alcohol detectable, but is generally unnoticeable in this, making this fairly drinkable given the ABV.

My second offering from BrewDog was certainly more impressive than my first (the Punk IPA), and stands as a decent brew in their lineup.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2010 04:12:52 | More by liamt07
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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 1,098 ratings.