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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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Hardcore IPAHardcore IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,313 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 23
Gots: 113 | FT: 2
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-10-2008

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
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Couldn't assess color in the tumbler. Head is nice and thick. Aroma is piney, citric hops and booze. Flavor is similar - strong hop and alcohol presence with just a bit of malt. Finish is lingering and bitter. Body is medium/full.

Overall, a good beer, but not as well balanced as its little brother.

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The aroma includes bread, a touch of pine, and a good citrusy accent akin to grapefruit and orange rind. The body is dark amber with an off-white head. The flavor is dominated by bitter pine needles and soap, a little orange rind, and some sweetness and a little bready flavor from the malt. It's smooth and on the light side of medium-bodied with a good bite.

Quite intense with bitter soapiness dominating in the flavor with just a little sweetening from the malt. Could be better balanced and better tasting. Kudos to them for making the 9.2% ABV virtually imperceptible though.

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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
88 out of 100 based on 1,313 ratings.