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BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9%)

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Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 593   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle filted; Cask: Unfiltered.
"Explicit Imperial Ale".
Ingredients: Marris Otter Extra Pale Malt; Simcoe, Chinook, Amarillo, Warrior hops. IBU 150


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2008
Bottle. Light unclear medium yellow orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruit, toffee. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Very refreshing and easy to drink. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (050208)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31485) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2007
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden yellow/orange with a white head. Peach fruity and solid caramel malt flavour. Sweet malt flavour, slight dark towards mild smoked. Fruity hops lingering on top and lifting the brew up. Nice balance. Solid bitterness into the finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29486) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2007
Bottled. A dark golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is very sweet and very hoppy, the hops giving it notes of elderberrises and grass - reminds me of first gold hops. The flavor is very sweet - with strong notes of caramel, and with a good mouthfeel. But it lacks bitterness, which in turn makes it a bit sticky in the mouth - give it more bittering hops and it’ll be great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2007
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of Grovlam. Clear golden with a rough, white head. Extremely intense aroma of pine and peach. Fat body with plenty of malt - sweetish malt - and very fruity accents. The finish is hoppy with the fat, oily aroma hops shining through. Excellent. 301107

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21091) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2007
Bottle. Clear yellow coloured with a small white ehad. Fruity aroma of pine needles and hops with notes of grape fruits. Fruity flavour of pine needles, grape fruits and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20621) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2008 Bottled (thanks cgarvieuk!). Deep golden colour, not much head. Aroma is bigtime hops, some very diacetyliclike toffee mixed with grass and a bit hay. Flavour is big hops and toffeeish notes. Also some slight spicyness is noted. Seems like the bottle was infected? Goes on my "to-be-re-rated" list. 4 3 4 3 8

Re-rated Feb 2008@Old Anchor, Helsinki. Deep golden colour, with mediumsized white head. Aroma is a lot of fruity and flowery hops along with some mild spicyness. Flavour is quite much fruity and flowery hops along with some mild grass and spices. Well balanced and pleasant, and hides the alcohol well.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (19671) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2007
Bottled at Blackfriars, Glasgow. Pale amber. Heavy grapefruit aroma. Sweet malt dried out by severe amounts of sweaty grapefruity hops. Dense and caramelly with notes of gooseberries. Resiny very bitter finish. A but aggresive and on the sweet side.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16932) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2008
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a slightly fruity hoppy bitter aroma. Sweetish malty hoppy bitter flavor with some hints of citrus. Sweet malty and hoppy finish with a long bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15342) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2009
1st April 2008 Intense hoppy beer, bucketloads of hopspiness. Slightly oily palate. Grapefruit and other bitter fruits. Very bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2010 2010-02-26, draught at Plan B, Copenhagen, 7-5-8-4-16=41
Copper color, hazy; creamy head. The aroma is mild, but clearly cheesy (Parmigiano Reggiano, call it parmesan). Good malt and caramel flavor, enough sweetness, full bodied, with good hops; strong bitterness; overall well balanced. Well built beer, but the cheese presence, even if not bad, is a bit weird.

2007-11-20, bottle, 7-3-8-5-16=39
Blond color, clean; huge head, but no perlage. The aroma is hoppy, very earthy, some manure. Sweet flavor, but without the expected body/malt/toffee; powerful and aromatic hopping, fruity and earthy/grassy. Really different, maybe a bit too pale and sweet (I mean, without the usual body and the adequate toffee balance, but really enjoyable for the lovers of the style (as I am).


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