Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
Bottle: Filtered. Cask: Unfiltered.
Also sold as Tesco Finest American Double IPA
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Crystal malt, Caramalt; Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe hops. Dry Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe. IBU 150
This Imperial India Pale Ale Rocks... Hardcore! But donít feel obliged to 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 in fiery cauldron that is our brew kettle to ensure your mouth is left feeling punished and puckering for more. 9,900,000,000 yeast cells frantically fermented their little hearts out as the sugars were magically turned into alcohol in the dark depths of our fermentation tanks. 2 humans and 1 canine companion are relatively happy with the results
Note this is for the new petrol blue coloured labels with white lettering, which is 9.2%. Ratings for the older bottles with with bright blue label and black lettering should go under the first edition.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
INDASTRIA (129) - Berlin & Rome, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2011
Maybe i donít like the most of the DIPA on the market and i donít get the Brewdog beers sometimes; or just the bottle was not so fresh as it should be. Anyway i didnít like the Hardcore IPA that much. Copper color, white head. Weak hop aroma and a lot of biscuit and malt on the palate. Really bitter but the malt (tons of malt i mean) works well to balance the whole thing. DIPA? ASA? BW? doesnít matter, Not my stuff...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jolo (1003) - Uppsala, Sweden, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle 33cl. A clear amber colour with a high, good lacing, off-white head. An aroma of malt, hops, caramel and citrus (grapefruit). The taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. A medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3416) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 1, 2011
.33l bottle from Beer Land Trilussa and enjoyed on a bridge over river in Rome. Really great, straight up big and tasty dipa. Rich, orange citrus hop. Sticky and sweet. Balsamic reduction, cherry compote.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kschep (1707) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2011
Nose is heavy bittersweet hops, red grape, menthol, pine, feel is mediumbroad, carb is medium, taste is heavy sweet red berries, red grape, menthol, later decent bittersweet hops bite

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
garza (572) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - SEP 25, 2011
Cloudy orange sugar cane paste colour with tan head. On the aroma is sweet, hopy together with caramel hints. Medium sweetness, light to medium bitterness on the taste, caramel and sugar cane hints, alcoholic level is present (good flavour but where is the hardcore part?). Medium body, oily feel, average carbonation and a dry and a bit more bitter finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrotherLogic (252) - California, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Not great when itís not fresh but itís turned into a nicely bitter barley wine - tasty tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brenhophead (670) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor, pours a deep copper colour. Aroma is of citrus, taste is far better resin, spice, caramel, citrus and leaves a nice lacing on the glass. I wouldnít of been able to tell it was 9.2% if i hadnít read it on the label.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MikeKeller (917) - Kemi, FINLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle from Alko. Hardcore IPA is a beer worth itís name but not all in positive things. Very hoppy as youíd imagine but quite alcoholic and a bit harsh too. Iíve definitely had better ~10% DIPAís.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2914) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2011 Bottle in Toronto. Nice reddish brown colour. Citrus aromas and flavour. A good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Strong flavor, many syrupy malts with a sharp bite. The hops are constant all the way around. Major alcohol strength. Delicious but strong, drink carefully

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