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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bloke (18) - Wei Hai, CHINA - JAN 2, 2012
Didnít get to try this in a glass so canít say about appearance but loved the aroma, you can almost taste the toffee before it hits your tongue. I love sweet ales that get it right and this one is awesome. Lovely aftertaste and very slick going down.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Vinegar92 (61) - Matera, ITALY - JAN 2, 2012
Aroma mediamente fruttato. Alla vista si presenta di un color ambrato con una schiuma corposa e abbondante allíinizio, ma che va sfumando velocemente. Gusto "pesante" in tutti i sensi. Líalcohol si sente nel gusto fin troppo. Questa birra mi ha deluso parecchio.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (4480) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a medium-sized creamy head. Orange-red clear colour. Aroma of hops, citrus fruits, caramel, floral notes. Initial mouthfeel is very neutral, after the last drop is gone through your throat the brutal bitterness kicks in from the back of your mouth to paralyze you completely, and the sensation slowly vanishes into a lasting bitter-sweet finish. All the time no hint of alcohol in neither aroma nor taste. After the bottle is gone it leaves you wanting more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownyonder (266) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2012
Orange coloured from the bottle. Minimal white head. Lots of fruit and hops on the nose. Grapefruit and resin flavours.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dogbomb (1139) - ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2012
I absolutely adore this ale! 330ml bottle. Pours an deep orangey hazed amber with a nice stable off-white head. All kinds of hoppy scents here, grapefruits, mangos, zests, refresher sweets, toffee. Packed with flavours. Itís bitter, but not too much. More tart, with a sweetness. Doesnít overpower when youíre eating alongside which is nice. Itís a little bit crazy, but itís still cracking. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hugi (475) - Waldkirch, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2011
Amber coloured, a bit hazy with a medium, slightly tanned and stable head. Heavy smell of fruits (e.g. mango, grapefruit/citrus , berries). Very bitter from the beginning with fruity notes. slightly sour at the end. Creamy texture and very long lasting taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (3320) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle from Sainsburys. Dark amber colour with creamy off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, pine, cat pee, and a bit of sweet malt coming through. Mainly bitterness though. Taste is initially very bitter with a biscuit and caramel malt aftertaste. Bitterness is not overpowering though, plenty of fruity flavour in there too. Gives a little prickle in the mouth, but seems quite well rounded.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
WASW (50) - - DEC 25, 2011
Pleasant amber red colour, with a toffee aroma and following flavour with a few hints of citrus. Long-lasting bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Name: Hardcore IPA
Date: November 09, 2010
Mode: Draft
Source: Brick Store Pub
Vintage: 2010
Appearance: cloudy orange, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet citrus aroma with orange and sweet tangerine
Flavor: sweet orange flavor, lots if bitter citrus rind, light spicyness, long bitter sweet finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.6/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
suurjuust (2585) - ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2011
Cloudy orange tinted amber, fluffy off-white head. Nose is resin, malt, lots of hops and some slightly sweet caramel. Taste is pine needles, tropical fruit, malts, caramel. Finish has powerful hoppy bitterness and some alcohol. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste. Very nice.

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