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

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RATINGS: 1577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 150   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
juanenka (258) - valladolid, SPAIN - FEB 10, 2013
Presencia limpia y color cobre con corona densa y persistente. Aroma a frutos tropicales y maltas caramelo con algo de licor. En boca es integrada y redonda muy lupulada con resina y pino, y mucho caramelo por medio. Los 9,2 solo aparecen al final

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 9, 2013
Copper color, thin head, low carbonation, small bubble. Powerful aroma, led by resin and pine, and notes of citrus, herbs. Malt slightly present. Full body, very oily. Low carbonation. FInish is bitter but not overwhelming. Leaves a nice fresh sensation in mouth. Taste is bitter but mixed with a nice sweet and sour background. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1687) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 7, 2013
BrewDog Hardcore IPA has a thick, soapy, cream-colored head, a dark brown (or under light, orange-golden), very hazy appearance, with streaming tiny bubbles and a bit of lacing left on the glass. The aroma is bold and strong- fruit, fresh-cut flowers (odd, considering this bottle is two years old), malt, and hop oil. Taste is of brown bread crust, hop oil, caramel, bitterness, toffee, light brown sugar, and apple peelings. Mouthfeel is medium and slick, and BrewDog Hardcore IPA (2nd Edition) finishes semi-dry, bitter, and not undrinkable. Overall, it’s very nice, and I think it’s quite nice, yet not exceptional. RJT

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mostoboy (7) - SPAIN - FEB 4, 2013 does not count
Pedazo de cerveza que hay que pensarme muy mucho en tomar... pero una vez se empeza es imposible despegar el amargor del paladar.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Pours light amber with off white head. Great aroma with very hoppy yet smooth taste. Great ipa! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Ruthzapico (11) - - FEB 3, 2013
Gran cerveza. Imponente sabor, gran aroma, estupendo paladar. Genial en barril mejor en botella.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1645) - SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MatteoD. (137) - ITALY - FEB 2, 2013
Bella schiuma chiara cremosa e persistente, piacevole l’aroma si percepisce pane biscottato, agrumi, erbaceo e luppoli, al palato una discreta carbonazione , agrumi, amaro persistente dei luppoli, con un finale secco e amaro, ma coinvolgente e complesso, un Ipa particolare ma buonissima ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
morri (272) - NORWAY - FEB 1, 2013
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Big off-white head which lasts a long time. Clear amber body. Strong aroma and taste of citrus and cascade hops.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndySnow (6216) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - FEB 1, 2013
Bottle @ NK Saluhall. Clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of hops, honey, fruit. Flavour of hops, some fruit. Tried it alongside I Hardcore You, go for that one. Whatever Mikkeller did it improved this beer.


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