12 Beers of Christmas: BrewDog Hardcore IPA (Day 4)

The 4th day of Beermas features a beer from the Brew Dogs in Scotland!

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BrewDog Hardcore IPA

Producer: BrewDog Brewery; Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Beer Name: Hardcore IPA
Style: English IPA
Price Range: $3-4 / bottle (12 oz)
ABV: 9.2%
Appearance: Mostly clear amber, fizzy off-white head
Aroma: Slight booziness, almost metallic, but hoppy
Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a mostly clear, brilliant amber that reflects nicely in the light, with a small off-white head. The aroma is typical of English IPAs, hoppy but with a boozy, almost metallic aroma. It is not indicative of a typical West Coast-style American IPA but more similar to an East Coast one. The beer is surprisingly light-bodied despite the 9.2% ABV, but packs a lot of nice hop bitterness. The hops in this one are earthy and combine nicely with the light Maris Otter malts. Despite the hop punch and relatively light body, the malts shine through, making this more like a traditional Imperial IPA than a Double. Overall, a very good beer from those crazy Brew Dogs across the pond.

The 4th day of Beermas features a beer from the Brew Dogs in Scotland! BrewDog Hardcore IPA Producer: BrewDog Brewery; Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland Beer Name: Hardcore IPA Style: English IPA Price Range: $3-4 / bottle (12 oz) ABV: 9.2% Appearance: Mostly clear amber, fizzy off-white head Aroma: Slight booziness, almost metallic, but hoppy Virginia Pour House Review: The beer pours a mostly clear, brilliant amber that reflects nicely in the light, with a small off-white head. The aroma is typical of English IPAs, hoppy but with a boozy, almost metallic aroma. It is not indicative of a typical West Coast-style American IPA but more similar…

Review Overview

BrewDog Hardcore IPA - 88

88

Virginia Pour House Review

BrewDog's Hardcore IPA puts some punk into the holidays!

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