Saturday, June 9, 2012

BrewDog Hardcore IPA ....

Saturday night - Hardcore IPA from BrewDog.  The 1 pint, 6.4 ounce bottle shows 9.2% ABV.  The web site lists 150 IBUs.

This beer poured with a small, tannish head.  The beer color is a VERY cloudy amber/orange.  It is reminiscent of crystallized honey.  Aroma is not that strong - citrus, sweet fruit, honey; not as tangy as I expected.  The taste has an overall fruity/citrus juice quality, somewhat sweet.  Caramel, honey, a little spice.  A light bitterness builds on your tongue, but it is very much in the background.  A little warmth from the alcohol and the slight bitterness linger around for the aftertaste.  Definitely different than the imperial IPAs I am used to, but very interesting and enjoyable.

Fraserburgh, Scotland

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