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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,242 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,242
Reviews: 514
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 17
Gots: 71 | FT: 2
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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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Photo of jmbranum
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

It says it is "best before 01-02-14" but in April 2014, it is still outstanding.

Rich alcoholic hop-laden aroma.

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

Flavor is rich and balanced. Layers and layers of hops (almost oily with them) and malt. Some coppery notes (which I adore), some chewy wheat bread. A little bit of spices. The aftertaste starts sweet but then ends on a hoppy bitter note. Absolutely beautiful. Sunset in a glass.

Nice full thick mouthfeel. Very full with some almost oily elements (I mean this in a good way) but with a little bit of faint carbonation prickle. Almost like velvet.

An extremely good beer. The best I've had in awhile. Worth buying even if it isn't in the bargain bin. I almost wonder if the cheesy "HARDCORE" name and label design scares people off. This is a very tasty, thoughtful brew.

jmbranum, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of BastardFromABasket
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A hazy amber ale that pours a fluffy, off-white head that fades quickly. Smells faintly of hop tanginess. Tastes malty followed by a nice hoppy bite and a copper/metallic tang reminiscent of a Dogfish Head 60. Hides the alcohol well but you'll feel it quickly. Mouthfeel is full and creamy.

BastardFromABasket, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Bodega95
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer packs a very hard punch, it kicks the shi.. out of your taste buds in a single sip! Almost comparable to what a hard liquor would do! Nice texture and body! definitely not for pussies! Overall a very dry IPA excellent for Loud music and spicy foods.

Bodega95, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of mrc7477
4.69/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The Hardcore IPA has one of the best aromas I have smelt. The taste is amazing. It is the best IPA I have ever tasted. I work at Bayway Market as a beer specialist and I really recommend this IPA to people. Anyone in Coos Bay, Oregon that prefers a really good IPA then come into Bayway Market and pick one up. We have the best prices in town.

mrc7477, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev +2%

• Nice pour with 1.5 inches of initial head that fades to a thinner carpet that remains the whole time, clear orange color, minimal lacing
• Can’t get much smell other than strength
• Medium mouthfeel – slightly sticky but not chewy and definitely not thin – whatever the hell that means!
• Kind of a sweet earthy slightly tangy taste with lasting bitterness – a malt forward IPA
• 4.0 rating - overall a pretty decent imperial IPA

hopley, Friday at 02:06 AM
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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 1,242 ratings.