Hardcore IPA | BrewDog

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,504
Reviews:
554
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.58%
 
 
Wants:
48
Gots:
246
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,504 |  Reviews: 554
Photo of BlueSpader
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piercan
4.85/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the very best beers I've ever had.
Draft in a pint glass at the Black Peat Scottish Pub, Place Lorraine, Angers, France (Pays de la Loire). A recent addition, Spring 2016.
A firework of hoppiness and flavors, a poem that unwinds, with some distant citrusy notes that linger in the mouth.
More floral than most American IPAs.
More serious bitterness and much more taste than any English IPA.
This a rare jewel of a beer.

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Photo of mikebu
3.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarter1221
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hamrwolf
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qcghost
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizkybusiness
4.67/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Martine
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andrea_Netherlands
3.52/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nakedasajbird
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange colour with a decent head of foam. Promising smell of tangerine, peach, lychee and malt. The taste is a bit disappointing however. Guess the brewers simply put too much in these beer, which makes it hard to distinquish the different flavours. The entity has a nice bitterness going on, but esters and hop aromas seem to be squeezed out. It tastes quite herby to be honest. The high abv also doesn't seem to provide a nice full mouth feel or warmth. I guess i prefer the lighter brews from this brewery.

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Photo of BKotch
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MChris
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice orange color, full 1" of white head. Aroma was muted in terms of late stage/dry hops, nothing like the name hardcore should imply or explicitly state.

Its extremely bitter, they call it 150 ibus, so its one of those uber bitter little hop flavor beers. Some toffee flavored malt wise, a little bit of caramel to a lesser degree.

Needs bottle dating. Expensive for what it is.

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Photo of MatChar
3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The_Black_Pearl
3.19/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MacMalt
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into IPA glass. It pours a hazy amber-brown color with a one-finger, khaki-colored head and extensive lacing. For an IPA, it has a very malty smell with raisin, molasses, pine, and floral hops. The smell reminds me quite a lot of Founders Curmudgeon. The initial taste sensation is a sweet, malty molasses, but it is overcome almost immediately by a blast of hoppy bitterness. There is a lot of pine and a hint of grapefruit. This ale is fairly viscous for an IPA, almost syrupy. It is moderately carbonated but it masks its 9.2% ABV quite well. Nonetheless, this is a potent beer. Overall, it's an interesting and enjoyable Imperial IPA. Again, I liken it to a hoppy, bitter version of Curmudgeon.

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Photo of Robertturnbull3
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,504 ratings.
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