Hardcore NZ - BrewDog
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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 1 | Show All Ratings:
4.18/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
On-tap at the BrewDog pub in Camden Town. This beer is the same malt base as Hardcore, but down with all New Zealand hops instead of PNW ones.
A: Clear red-amber body topped by a finger of fine off-white head; pretty good retention and lace. Nice.
S: Hugely hoppy, hugely fruity: gooseberry, lychee, tangerine, mango. Great.
T: Everything from the nose, but bigger, juicier, and more delicious. Some caramel malt accentuates the sweetness of the hops, and the tropical flavors just explode. The finish is a bit sweeter than expected, with relatively low bitterness for the style. Amazingly little booziness (especially when compared side-by-side with regular Hardcore) - seriously smooth. Terrific.
M: Smooth, creamy, and well-carbonated medium body. A little sticky, but solid.
O: With a touch more bitterness to balance the sweet hops and crystal malts, this would have been a truly spectacular DIPA. As it is, it's extremely exciting but just a trifle cloying.
Serving type: on-tap
04-01-2012 18:53:59 | More by woosterbill
Hardcore NZ from BrewDog
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