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Hardcore IPA - BrewDog

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Hardcore IPAHardcore IPA

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very good

1,313 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,313
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 13.27%
Wants: 22
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My friend brought this bottle from Edinburgh. Best before 09-10-12.

A - Pours a nice dark copper. Bright. Strong carbonation. Two finger creamy eggshell head. Thick film of retention with great rings of droopy lace. Looks quite nice.

S - Oh ya. Strong resinous hops with generous pineapple and grapefruit citrus. Some bready notes but the aroma is mostly dominated by great, strong hops.

T - A really great sweet note starts out the taste, followed by a bit of bread. Then the hops really take hold with a strong grapefruit note, a little booze is there too. The citrus doesn't flow from the aroma like I had hoped it would. There is a slightly odd musty note, maybe as a result of the strong, aggressive grapefruit note? The offputting portion of the flavour goes away as the beer progresses.

M - Nice carbonation with a medium body with a good bitterness.

O/D - The odd musty flavour is a little odd. A fairly good DIPA. The aggression of the grapefruit note isn't something I look for in a DIPA, yet it grew on me. Good.

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