- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
TL:DR – “cellared mine for 3 years, too flat and too alcoholic to love”
Hardcore IPA – Brewdog, 9.2% ABV, 330 ml., (Edinburgh, Scotland)
- Style: Imperial IPA / Double IPA
- Taste: heavy alcoholic brandy toffee barleywine
- Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / Burnaby
- How much: $4 CAD (after 10% off) – 330 ml., September 2015
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: No
- Recommended: maybe if fresh
- What made an impression: heavy alcohol
Visual: (cellared for 3 years). Textured label on the bottle. Pours almost clear copper brown with suspended micro sediment, micro ring, a few micro bubbles here and there not much.
Nose: caramelized barley toffee malt, slight alcohol, heavy sweetness. (lvl-9)-pungency
Attack: boozy heaviness
Mid-palate: (lvl-8-sweetness), alcohol hit heavy, brandy, toffee-barleywine
Finish: orange citrus hoppy medium bitter, zingy alcohol
Summary: Lots of alcoholic heaviness in this one, I’m not that convinced that it’s all for the better. Perhaps I’ve cellared this one for too long (3 years), the mouthfeel is rather flat and I’m not getting a balanced sippability characteristic of Brewdog brews. Just a bit above average.