Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1004   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
English: I Hardcore You is a 9.5% Imperial India Pale Ale, an international collaborative effort between 2 of Europe’s most rock ’n roll brewers. This beer is a blend of BrewDog’s Hardcore IPA and Mikkeller’s I Beat You. After the blending, the beer was then dry hopped a further twice. Making I Hardcore You a beer which has been dry hopped four times, or maybe even six times. We kinda lost count.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
From the bottle, pours a hazy brownish red with a thick foamy off-white head. Malty aroma, some alcohol. Taste is super malty, with a well balanced helping of hops. Not overly hoppy as the commercial deScription led me to believe. I wouldn’t know this is a 9.5% by taste, which could make it dangerous. Solid beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAYAR1 (5) - GLEN ELLYN, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011 does not count

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (5236) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Very hazy deep copper coloured body with an amber glow and a thin tan and creamy head. Aroma of you guessed it - a ridiculous amount of hops, starting from pungent grapefruit and piney hops to more floral notes finally finishing with some hops that seem vaguely sweet! Full-bodied; Deep strong hop flavour with a lot of pine and pungent resiny flavours, a lot of malt, a good amount of caramel sweetness, a lot of drying oak and a ton more hops on the finish - strong as hell. Aftertaste is bitingly hoppy, but in a good way, and the balance is there with a good amount of complexity for the style. Overall, a nice Imperial IPA and definitely one worth sampling if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce (or is it 330 mL) bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 10-October-2010 sampled at home in Washington after running the SunTrust Marathon on 26-Mach-2011.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1811) - Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy dark orange with a thin white head, aroma is citrusy hops and not much else. The flavor is sweet citrus with pine and orange also, better than the I beat yoU only because it is lighter and more palatable, don’t get me wrong, this is massive amounts of hops, but it has more of a sessionability to it. Overall for the price I will go with an American IIPA, which I actually prefer anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mile (3578) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and caramel sweetish fruity aroma, sweet grapefruit hoppyness, some alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and caramel sweetish flavor, fruitiness and grapefruit hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel and hoppyness, lots of alcohol. Caramel sweetish DIPA with lots of alcohol in the flavor/finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (7466) - Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2011
11.2 ounce bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a medium sized creamy white head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is rather sweet with a large burst of hops. I mainly get ripe fruits, floral and citrus. The flavor has a nice balance between sweet caramel malts, fruits centering on citrus, orange peel, ripe peaches, with a nice bitter bite at the back. The finish is bitter and dry. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. I have not been overly impressed with many Brewdog beers including Hardcore IPA (maybe this is a great collaboration for both), but this is a very nice Imperial IPA I would certainly drink again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (8797) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid deep coppery Carolina mud color with sticky off-white head. Nose is big resiny tropical fruity tennic hops, caramel malt. Tastes rich, veru resiny, tropical fruity, with grapefruit, pineapple, and a very IBU-laden finish. Starts hoppy, stays hoppy, and gets a bit drier and hotter late.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MoritzF (8953) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAR 23, 2011
(bottle, 33cl) Slightly hazy, amber colour with a light-beige medium-sized foamy head. Intensively piney and fruity hoppy aroma with notes of cara-malt and traces of cough syrup. Bitter-sweet flavour, medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation. Hearty (cara-)malty taste with intensively fruity hoppy notes of apricots, passion fruit and pine apples; bitter sweet long lasting finish with notes of pineapples and cough syrup in the aftertaste. The alcohol is warming but also well-hidden. Extremely good. 23.III.11

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier (3345) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2011
12 oz bottle
At $6.99 for twelve ounces this was expensive but not too bad for a collaboration between two European brewers that was sitting on the shelf of an Ohio beer store. After making sure it was still fresh I grabbed one - after all Mikkeller hasn’t let me down even if their beers do sometimes leave the wallet quite a bit lighter.

Aroma / Appearance - Semitransparent orange liquid bobbed and swirled around my glass. Some lacing indicated a bit of alcohol was present but was not oily and sticky. There may have been traces of carbonation - I could not tell as it was just dark enough to mask any activity. Warm roses, floral hops, oranges, lemons, and a balanced amount of malts and hops made this strong, assertive, and bright.

Flavor / Palate - Rosy flavors warm the tongue. Brightening all the senses it proceeds to then hit the throat with a barrage of resiny hops, floral aspects, and alcohol. Slowly building to a crescendo the result is a fantastic imperial IPA. It might be one that I won’t buy more of because I can’t drink it fast enough. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t grab a fresh bottle while you can.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Pours a cloudy amber with a thin, soapy beige head that has decent retention and leaves many tiny specs of lacing. Aroma is big on citrus and resinous hops, tropical fruit and floral notes, vanilla, a hint of toast and sweet caramel. Flavor is sweet malt, passion fruit heavy tropical notes, berry scented soap, caramel, straw, sort of heavy bready yeast and resinous notes to the finish. Palate is heavy bodied with an oily entry and dry, but oily finish and light, but fervent carbonation.

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