Thursday, March 5, 2015

BrewDog Hardcore IPA Explicit Imperial Ale

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is BrewDog Hardcore IPA Explicit Imperial Ale.

From the BrewDog website: “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.

6 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.

This explicit ale has more hops and bitterness that any other beer brewed in the UK. This is an extreme beer rollercoaster for freaks, gypsies and international chess superstars.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a deep and cloudy orangish copper color with a nice light tan head and great lacing.
Aroma: Citrus fruits, caramel malts, tropical notes and a slight toffee presence.
Taste: Citrus hop notes up front followed by sweet caramel and other sweet bready malt flavors with tropical hop flavors in the background.
Overall: A nice malt driven Imperial IPA, BrewDog Hardcore IPA Explicit Imperial Ale is one I’d drink again. At 9.2% ABV this is one to try for fans of the style.


Mark Harvey

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