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3.94/5
Very Good
1,511 Ratings
Hardcore IPAHardcore IPA
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
Ranking:
#6,375
Reviews:
556
Ratings:
1,511
pDev:
12.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
247
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,511 |  Reviews: 556
Photo of rex_4539
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Slightly hazy amber/mahogany color, half finger off white head, messy lacing, nice carbonation.

S: Hops, malts, tropical fruits.

T: Hops, tropical fruits, bitter, slightly malty, a combination of sweet and bitter aftertaste.

F: Good bodied, nice mouthfeel.

O: Very good, hoppy IPA, full of flavor.

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Photo of bitterandtwisted
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.86/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear amber body with a white head. Aromas of hops, sweet passionfruit, and apricots, citrus undertones. Tastes of bitter sweet hops, pine resin, strong grapefruit and touch of sweet passionfruit at the end.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into an oversized wine glass.

Hazy amber hue with decent off-white frothy head with rather short retention, it dissipates to some sheet of bubble atop along with some lacing patch and spot on the glass-side. There is slow risen effervescence as visible carbonation.

Big in all aspects, significantly sweet caramel/toffee malt, floral, pungent, spice, earthy, fresh cut grass, pine, citrus, and kind of tropical fruit.

Bursting all over with the hoppiness affair with a sharp resinous bitterness covering all the taste buds, beneath that pleasant bitterness there is something mysteriously hidden inside. Well, let’s explore. Sweet toffee/caramel malt as a foundation to all other flavors, hops get connected in business again with a note of citrus, pine, spicy, earthy, herbal, resiny, and astringency. The bitterness is persistent yet remarkable that dwells there from the first sip until long-lasting in the aftertaste.

Full body with smooth mouthfeel and medium carbonation that is good enough to carry all the things well inside the palate sensation, very dry finish.

This beer is truly a treat for hop heads. Despite the high ABV and intensity, it is very drinkable as alcohol is not much existence during the tasting but for sure it is still there lurking and will make you feel the heat.

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Photo of Waggman
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edthehead
3.7/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dansmcd
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piercan
4.85/5  rDev +23.1%
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 -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcarter1221
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hamrwolf
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of qcghost
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizkybusiness
4.67/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Martine
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of S_McAteer_95
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Andrea_Netherlands
3.52/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Zet
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
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 +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MChris
3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hardcore IPA from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 1,511 ratings