Brewdog – Hardcore IPA – 9.2%
From Brewdog comes Hardcore IPA at 9.2%. Explicit Imperial Ale. Peppery scent on de-capping with a presence of burnt citrus sweetness. Quite aromatic, but subdued under the maltiness of this big beer. Reminds me a little of a hopped up of barley wine. The pour is thick and full bodied, chewy and fruity on the mouthfeel with the peppery twang emerging in the aftertaste. Surprisingly, the alcohol strength is relatively well hidden and there is low to moderate carbonation for the style. Overall, quite sweet & malty, fairly bitter aftertaste and a very nice ale.