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Brewdog Hardcore IPA


  • Brewery: Brewdog
  • Country: Scotland
  • Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
  • ABV: 9.2%
  • Size: 330 ml
  • Bought from: Germany, 2.89€
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    Brewdog’s Hardcore IPA has also (as their Punk IPA) recently had its recipe updated. The new version has an ABV of 9.2%, and is hopped with Centennial, Columbus, and Simcoe to give a massive IBU of 150. The malts used in the mash are Maris Otter, Crystal, and Caramalt. This should be an awesome beer for a hop lover like me!

    Brewdog Hardcore IPA
    The beer has an amber (translucent) color, with an almost non-existing cream colored head, that leaves some traces of lacing along the glass. The texture seems slightly oily.
    The beer's aroma is full of resin, citrus, and spice, and you can tell from it that this beer is full-packed with hops. There is also some caramel present in the aroma.
    The first flavours that hit the tongue are sweet, caramelly, and biscuity, but there are quickly overtaken by a hop explosion, lending tones of grapefruit, pineapple, pine, resin and spices, that leave a pleasant bitterness on the tongue. The beer is very well balanced, with an almost barleywine maltiness, balancing out the hoppiness, high bitterness, and alcohol level very well.
    The beer is smooth and oily, with a medium-full body and moderate carbonation level. The drinkability is good, and the beer is well balanced.
    A fantastic beer, full of hop flavour and aroma, well balanced in a malty and bitter beer. The Hardcore IPA will be available in Alko next week, so you should all pay a visit and have a taste, I definitely recommend it. One of my absolute favorites!


    1. Brewdog’s Hardcore IPA has also (as their Punk IPA) recently had its recipe updated??

    2. The Hardcore IPA recipe was updated in early 2010 (see link), while the Punk IPA recipe was updated this year.

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