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Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Wow, now that’s a bold hop flavor. Pours amber color with off-white head. Hops hops and more hops, really all over. I guess it’s all the dry-hopping? Really kind of knocks you out with hops, but lacks the flavor complexity of say, Stone Ruination. Worth trying if you are a hop lover.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with thick off white head. Aroma of citrus hops, slight pine. Nice smooth hop flavor with malt backing. Fairly easy to drink Double IPA, 9.5% ABV well hidden. Nicely done.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Bottle. Intense hop character.. Almost vinegary, apple, spruce. Color is dark amber with a orangish brown hue. Overall, bold sipper with a rich hop flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2010
Dark orange colored brew. Heavy hopped aroma, exotic fruits. Also lots of hops, grape, pine, citrus flavors. Nice iipa, good hopbitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11060) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours hazy orange amber with a foamy beige head. Quite an incredible load of hops in the nose. There’s some mild roast malt under that. Med + body. Flavor is very hoppy, but there’s a burnt sugar/caramel backbone. It’s almost astringent. Turns a bit towards sea weed or some sort of veg. The caramel is consistent, but the bitter changes around. Interesting stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maltandhops (50) - Paris, FRANCE - NOV 23, 2010
Lovely nose with exotic fruits from the hops. The palate is dissapointing - very bitter and to rich. I don’t see the point in these beers that are so unbalanced they are not drinkable - must be a male competition thing.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2010
Bottle at Pumphouse bar, Sydney. WOW!! This was fantastic! Spent far too much on it, but was pretty much worth it to try this. I really enjoyed the Hardcore, but this just gave it that extra edge. Plenty of big hops, creating both floral and fruity aromas, and the taste was much the same but with the addition of plenty of pine. Nice bitter finish followed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Svesse (6137) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2010
(Bottle, Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 19 Nov 2010) Reddish amber colour with frothy, off-white head. Hoppy, fruity nose with notes of pine needles, resin, blood orange, grapefruit and black-currant. Fruity, hoppy taste with black-currant, pine needles, resin, grapefruit, caramel and a impressive piney/resinous bitterness in the finish. Solid malt foundation to support all the hops. Almost full body, fairly sweet (but without going overboard). Lovely beer with an impressive hop presence.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7191) - NUNEATON, Top 18, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle from Dranken Geers. Brilliant copper with a slim, yellow-beige foam. Rose, peach, strawberry Frutellas, (Quality Street) orange and strawberry creams, and chalk aroma. Slick and stewed with a medicinal, lemon and cherry cough sweet, tinned peach and honey character backed with considerable husky bitterness, orange liqueur and a hint of chocolate. Finishes with a burp of green. Like a concentrate of North Coast Red Seal. Good, but less than the sum of its parts.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jnelson_22 (118) - Heerlen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2010
This one pours a very pretty clear, red-orange color with a good, sticky, off-white head which fades slowly leaving great lacing. Nose is an amazing smell of spicy, piney, citrusy, grassy hops. Like a hop orgy in my nose! Pink grapefruit, apricot, beautiful fresh hops with an underlying sweetness from the malt. Taste is initially sweet malt, but just for an instant before it transforms to apricot, grapefruit and pine as it rolls over the tongue, carrying a significant bitterness that tingles the tongue, balanced by sweet caramel, then punches through the back of the throat leaving a touch of warmth and a long, sustaining hop bitterness on the swallow and light fruitiness and i can’t shake the taste of bitter chocolate in the aftertaste... Excellent!!!


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