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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-31 01:28
Subject: Interesting beer
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Tesco are currently selling an American Double IPA.

Well, it actually appears to be a rebadged Brewdog Hardcore IPA, which makes it Scottish - hoppy as hell, and a remarkable production, £1.99 a bottle, or two for £2 in our store.

(It's at the extreme end for hoppiness - guesses indicate something beyond about 120 IBU)

Definitely for sipping rather than quaffing. I actually quite like it, but it's not one for the kids.

(Oh and this week's New Scientist (may require registration) has an article about these beers with 20 times the flavour of a lite beer.)

ETA: Oh, how annoying, the 'two for £2' pricing has been removed since last night.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-31 12:38 (UTC)
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Bonkers, yes. Undrinkable is a subjective judgement, and though I was distinctly taken aback by the nose of this one, I did actually quite like it though, like Tactical Nuclear Penguin, it's perhaps best to consider it something sui generis that just happens to use the same ingredients as more normal beer.

On the other hand, I've had a nasty cold for a few days now, so I'm probably missing the full impact.
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