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BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9%)

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 604   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottle filted; Cask: Unfiltered.
"Explicit Imperial Ale".
Ingredients: Marris Otter Extra Pale Malt; Simcoe, Chinook, Amarillo, Warrior hops. IBU 150

BierMug's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
BierMug (16) - - NOV 27, 2013
Nice aroma, flowery hops. Golden color with not much froth. Again flowery taste, but with good hoppyness. Nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Thibord (1) - Palis, FRANCE - OCT 26, 2015 does not count
Belle définition d’une impérial IPA. Couleur caramel. Limpide et belle mousse.notes maltées puis houblonnées. Belle longueur en bouches. Zero déception CQFD pour une brewdog

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IloveIPAs81 (29) - - OCT 26, 2015
On tap at Hair of the Dog Bangkok. Colour is dark orange like sweet honey, the smell is of two ripe mangoes got in a fight and bruised the shit out of each other. Taste is strong dank juicy and a little sweet. I remember it being sweeter. But this was quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tiago_Miranda (12) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - SEP 17, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2015 Floral and caramel aroma. Dark honey colour with beige foam. Strong taste of caramel nas bitterness

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Salwal (175) - GERMANY - AUG 22, 2015
Form the bottle. Pours amber with huge head. Nose is american hops citrus, pine flowers sweet and fresh. Taste is a complex Boom of all Kinds of hops aromas you can imagine. Kind of oily texture and mouthfeel but then again fresh and crisp. Overall a awesome winner. But, yes there is a but... But its simply to much. The 125 IBU’s simply overwhelm you but the Aroma is awesome. Kind of split apart by this one... Always a good beer once in a while...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1769) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
From old notes. 330ml bottle. Light unclear dark golden orange color with off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, pine, grapefruit, caramel, light alcohol. Sweet and heavy bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (791) - FINLAND - JUN 22, 2015
Bottle 33 CL alc 9,2. Copper color with white thin lacing head. Notes of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, pine, plenty of hops. Alcohol well hidden behind the plethora of hops. Slightly one sided tho. Still decent stuff.

- beerbasher

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1779) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
I can’t believe I found one of these sitting in a friends collection totally forgotten. Once we opened it and tried it, it was clear that it’ was still great. Nice creamy lacy head on a deep golden body. Smells of deep rich malt with nice hoppy citrus and fruit. Not too much hops like its successor. But then again the hops could have become subdued after time. Fresh fruit on the tongue. A high Abv golden ale with extra hops. Still teasing fresh and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2015
330ml straight from the bottle. Lots of floral hops, grape, orange-peel, herbs and syrup. Ok but lacks a bit attitude that’s expected from a 150IBU DIPA. This one turned out to be too gentle in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (354) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Small ivory head. Chrystal clear amber. Hard hoppy aroma. Crispy, oily and dry palate. Strong, nice maltyness, bitter and extra hoppy.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cirzen (14) - FRANCE - JAN 19, 2015
330ml bottle. The second one I’ve had (not in a row). The first was served much warmer and I didn’t get it. I was expecting a punk ipa but with even more hops and malt to compensate. That’s not what this is. Served more chilled, this beer now makes sense. It’s a bold barley wine more than an IPA. The hops are all there, but they’re much earlier in the boil pumping up that bitterness to balance the chewyness of the malt and that double bass level boom of the alcohol note. What it lacks, I feel, are the handfuls of flame out hops to give the big bouquet. It could totally take more of a new world hop nose and hit all the high notes to match the big bottom end. It’s good, but it doesn’t quite reach great.

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