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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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Hardcore IPAHardcore IPA

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very good

1,268 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,268
Reviews: 518
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 18
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Imperial India Pale Ale rocks…hardcore! But don’t take our word for it...this little bottle has a grandiloquent story to tell.

2,204 malted Maris Otter grains gave all they had to offer the world to provide the robustly delicate toffee malt canvas for the ensuing epic. 4 Hop Cones willingly sacrificed themselves to ensure your mouth feels punished and puckering for more. 9,900,000,000 yeast cells frantically fermented their little hearts out as the sugars became alcohol in the depths of our fermentation tanks.

2 humans and 1 canine companion were relatively happy with the results.

150 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-10-2008)
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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
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