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BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9%)

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

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RATINGS: 599   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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


ClassyBeagle's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - FEB 2, 2014
From notes: November 7, 2013. A: Grapefruit, pine, a bit earthy and some other tropical aromas happening as well... fairly certain I recognize the simcoe hop presence as well. A: Pours a clear deep amber color with a off-white head that thinned to a ring. T: Alcohol is overwhelming, drowning out the simcoe hops and everything else. Subtle malts try to present themselves, but just get muted. M: Medium bodied, smooth and warming. O: Alcohol was overwhelming.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SperkeleForce (758) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1735) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
I canít believe I found one of these sitting in a friends collection totally forgotten. Once we opened it and tried it, it was clear that ití 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1267) - 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 thatís expected from a 150IBU DIPA. This one turned out to be too gentle in the end.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtu71 (264) - 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

3.3
   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 Iíve had (not in a row). The first was served much warmer and I didnít get it. I was expecting a punk ipa but with even more hops and malt to compensate. Thatís not what this is. Served more chilled, this beer now makes sense. Itís a bold barley wine more than an IPA. The hops are all there, but theyíre 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. Itís good, but it doesnít quite reach great.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1004) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Aroma of malt and citrus, amber colour no head. Taste of malt and hops with a chalky feel and a mineral finish slightly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eduardovl (1060) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2014 330ml bottle served in a pint glass. A: Pours a slightly cloudy amber color forming a big, creamy and persistent beige head. Good retention. Forms a lot of lingering and molasses lacings in the glass. S: Really powerful grassy and piny hops in the nose. Strong notes of caramel malts. A bit fruity and booze in the end. Alcohol is well hidden by the hoppy bouquet. T: Upfront is a slightly sweet. Strong notes of caramel malts and toffee which is followed by a strong bitterness kick. Quite dry mouth. Strong notes of piny, grassy and herbal hops. M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Caramel and hops bitterness in the aftertaste. O: Good drinkability. Authentic American IIPA [ BA Review @ 7/1/2010 ]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6916) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 6, 2014
"waaaay maltier than i like in an ipa or a iipa. that being said, it was in all respects a well constructed beer. tons of maris otter malt, quite sweet and a little thick=no room for any floral or citrus hops at all, but there was a little bittering balance in the finish. decent beer, but not one iíll go back for."

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
solvaris (128) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
bobolev (11) - RUSSIA - SEP 26, 2014
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


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