Hardcore IPA | BrewDog

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Hardcore IPAHardcore IPA

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Scotland, United Kingdom

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-10-2008

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear Golden Amber colour with a nice tight White head that retains well.

S - Strong pine aromas with grapefruit, its all hop.

T - Plenty of grapefruit up front with pine flavours. The biiterness is aggresive and the finish is a little boozy.

M - Medium carbonation and body that makes for a great balance.

O - Nice grapefruit dipa and I woiuld revisit without hesitation.

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Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,503 ratings.
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