Hardcore IPA - BrewDog
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Reviews by salvo:
4.55/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Something happens to BrewDog as it crosses the ocean. On-tap, hardcore is vibrant and almost glows. It has elements that put any west coast American IIPA to the test. Otherwise, the Scottish tap snifter I had at the Edinburgh BrewDog bar is very close to the original bottle tasting review from January in the USA, only everything is heightened at the source:
Pours a beautiful amber from the bomber into my half pint taster with a half inch of Eggshell off-white head. Rich biscuity malt, honey sweet big malty nose gets completely displaced with the first hoppy sip. So big and buttery my instinct is to chew. Warm alcohol shines throu and cuts sweet malt with the citrus hops biting through. Hops turn to resin and pine as the beer warms in the mouth, and becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. Unfolds on the palate: rich and rewarding. A worthy Scottish competitor for big American double IPAs, DIPA, or whatever. Tis is fabulous. The bottle is silly "Explicit Imperial Ale" and a catalogue of ingredients in each bottle, down to the brewers and the dog, but what's inside is worth any label-posturing. Great stuff.
Serving type: on-tap
06-22-2011 20:21:16 | More by salvo
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4.13/5 rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Serving: 355 mL bottle poured into an IPA glass (batch 081, best before 25/03/15)
Appearance: Bright, slightly hazy orange copper. Frothy, lasting head with moderate lacing.
Smell: Pine needles and candied orange. Clean and welcoming.
Taste: Pine and citrus rind against toffee sweetness. Evenly bitter throughout, but not overly so. Only hints of its 9.2%.
Moutfeel: Smooth, almost oily; medium body with low carbonation.
Overall: Full in aroma and taste, while still nicely balanced and restrained.
Serving type: bottle
07-25-2014 03:21:35 | More by HipCzech
Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 1,099 ratings.