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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of RedDieselBrewing
5/5  rDev +30.5%

Excellent example of a double IPA, one of the best i have ever tasted.

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4.38/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Wobbly
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%

Very good, strong DIPA. Remarkably balanced for so many IBU's.

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Photo of bombventure
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of masterofsparks
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of steverx8
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.8/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ExtraStout
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Bought a 4-Pack of bottles for $14.99.

A: Glowing amber poured with almost no head. Lacing not as heavy as expected.
A little bit of a letdown with the appearance.

S: What a unique nose for a DIPA. Quite floral and fruity with the alcohol apparent as well.
A little bit of tropical notes apparent as well.

T & M: Wow, what a hop bomb! Balance is not on top of this brews qualities.
I am a hop fan and this one delivers.

D: Drinkability not a strong trait of this brew. An interesting take but for the money
I don't think I'll be having this beer again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.6/5  rDev -6%

Photo of EmperorBevis
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled and sampled on numerous occasions over the past five years
Re-reviewed to take into account
the very much inconsistent quality later on
This started as a ultra citrus big hitter that then went at times awry

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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