Just like you, but different
Two of two, this is the BrewDog Hardcore IPA (9.2%) version
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Crystal malt, Caramalt; Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe hops. Dry Hops: Centennial, Columbus, Simcoe. IBU 150
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.
150IBU’s 330ml, 9.2% ABV, 278 calories, all the numbers, including the 2.4 standard drink unit one.
Right then. this is an assault. But it tells you on the sticker what you’re about to get.
Carried on a reasonably nice sweet note there is a banging amount of bitterness in this. Finish is long and ends dry.
A whole melange of flora and grass notes all brawling and fighting in this.
What I got to was a clear note of the alcohol, but be3ing fair it is on the higher side of the numbers.
What I was confused about was the sweetness.
What the pdubyah-o-meter thinks? Randomly and arbitrarily then, this is 8, very good. But that mostly from honesty and not because I’m overly impressed with the gently and well thought out way that this has been constructed.
The opposite of the Punk IPA, this really is the headbanger. I’m not sure it’s supposed to be that way round. But then what do I know.
All I could think of was the Dead Kennedys – try this – Holiday in Cambodia
Imperial IPA, Double IPA or DIPA is a strong, often sweet, intensely hoppy version of the traditional India Pale Ale. Bitterness units range upward of 100 IBUs and alcohol begins at 7.5% but is more commonly in the 8.5-10% range. The flavour profile is intense all-round. Unlike barley wines, the balance is heavily towards the hops, with crystal and other malts providing support.