BrewDog Hardcore IPA
BrewDog Hardcore IPA is an American Double/Imperial IPA. I have avoided trying this for several years now. That isn’t because I don’t like the brewery or style, but when dealing with IPA’s freshness is key. The best by date always seemed to be fast approaching on these imported bottles, and I’m not interested in buying an old import DIPA. Took a glance at the date again recently and this one seemed far enough out to be worth a try.
Things start really well with this one, a fantastic fruity and hoppy aroma. The beer has a big sweet malt profile. The hops are a touch earthy and piney with good bit of bitterness. Very solid all around.
Maybe the TV show will help keep some fresher bottles on our shelves, looking forward to trying more from BrewDog.