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


on tap

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RATINGS: 1290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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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 don’t 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - FEB 27, 2012
This marvellous amber strong IPA exhalts tropical fruit, peach in syrup, hops and candied fruit. Mouth is smooth, aftertaste is bitter/sweet. Great rich and complex beer, Cheers !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielst (248) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2012
33cl bottle: Looks lovely, a copper hue with an off-white head. Big spicy hop aroma, resinous and earthy with fresh dank and citrussy notes and a candied maltiness. Very full flavour, pretty sweet up front with a very dank hoppy finish and medium bitterness. Thick and robust body. Very tasty DIPA, though some may not dig the prominent malt sweetness. I actually would have prefered a leaner, drier body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JimisDose (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Pours a decent head and a nice cloudy amber. A good combination of hoppy bitterness and malty sweetness with a hint of orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
neckbracesub (31) - Anderson, Indiana, USA - FEB 23, 2012
I’m not the one to go to when inquiring about IPA’s, and to be honest the only reason I tried BrewDog’s Hardcore out is because I became such a big fan of their Tokyo that I decided to try out any and all BrewDog products that I could get my hands on. Not being a fan of IPA’s much at all, I must note that this is one of the few that I found was more pleasant to drink that others of its kind. Like all India Pale Ales, the Hardcore offers hops upon hops and packs a punch, but there is a nice malty aftertaste that provides a bit of a balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
enn_p (8) - ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2012 does not count
A powerful malty, tangy, syrupy double IPA. The hops are really intense, it feels almost like drinking pine resin, but the sweet maltiness in the beer balances it nicely. You cannot really taste the high alcohol content, so beware of this one! Should definitely be drunk a lot warmer than the temperature it comes out of the tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2702) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
330ml brown bottle. Depp golden-orange in colour. Appealing creamy white head stands tall and leaves tons of glass coating foam. Nose is strongly hopped, some pine, lime and a little spiciness, malts are caramel. In the mouth the beer has a toffee malt base, lots of resiny hop flavours, hop spiciness. Finish is piney, medium bitterness level, long aftertaste leaving pine grapefruit and various citrus peel notes. Alcohol is definately there, but works with the hop levels. Decent carbonation, medium bodied. Big and enjoyable. As long as the 4pks remain reasonably priced I will have to problems revisitng this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2012
pours red/orange/amber with a off-white head. aroma of citrus, pine and caramel. taste is quite dry, citrus, grapefruit, pine and extreme hops. good warmth of alcohol, and above average carbonation. its massively bitter though, and probably not for everyone.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
iammarc (385) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - FEB 17, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2012 330ml bottle. Revised notes> On a second pouring of this... Light to mild red colour when poured - thin lacing. I got a powerful whiff of treacle, a Christmassy type aroma - cloves, orange. Full on Simcoe hops are noticeable. Mega highland toffee taste, again...orange notes, cloves, melted caramel. Long sharp finish catches the bitter area of the tongue. Absolutely stupendous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - FEB 14, 2012
Un’altra ipa divina! Ma siamo sicuri abbia 150 IBU?? Non si sentono neanche! Per nulla amara Molto bevibile, ottimo aroma presentazione ottima e una punta di amaro solo nel finale! PROMOSSA!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorwart (2391) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Thin frothy head of varying sized bubbles. Nice hoppy aroma with a lot of malts in there. Some pine, caramel and some dough. Lots more malts in the flavor with some caramel, pine, dry roasted peanut skins, pineapple and some herbal flavor late swallow. Color is a hazy dark copper. Finishes bitter and malty witha noticable alcohol presence. A pretty darn good IIPA and a delight to find here in IPA starved Ireland.

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