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

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RATINGS: 845   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
pepsican (1419) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Ugh, am I really still rating? Anyways. We just got this in the store, no dates on this one that I could find. Amber pour with a good sized off white head. Aroma of stale hops, grapefruit, and caramel. Flavor had the amazing orange tootsie pop complete with the caramel center that seems to come to the surface of most old and lifeless IPAs. Bitter finish, good carbonation. Why export this style?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LtDan (1743) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a subsided head. Leaves behind creamy lacing.

Aroma: Toffee and apricot.

Taste: Toffee, caramel and orangey hops.

Mouthfeel: Sticky with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I really enjoyed this. The beer was very malty in the way Atlantic IPA or Stone Emperial IPA was. The hops still did a nice job balancing out that malt profile.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours with a murky orange body and a large and lasting off-white head. Great lacing. Aroma is hoppy with notes of pine, orange and mango. A bit of caramel and marmalade as well. Flavors are pine, dry, brown sugar, medium fruitiness and some caramel. Light orange. Good bitterness. Lively bubbles. Decently dry finish. I was just at an IPA fest yesterday, and this beer would probably be towards the middle of the pack (maybe on the lowerside) of beers there.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1022) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2010
11.2oz bottle from CBX. pours a hazy, cider-gold, with a one-finger, bright, white head and tight rings of lace. aroma is great with sugary, fruity hop notes of pink grapefruit, mango, apricots, and passion fruit with sweet floral esters, pine needles, and big toffee notes holding the hops in check with interesting notes of red berries as it warms. flavor is awesome as well with big, tropical fruit hop notes of of pineapple, apricot, and mango with citrus notes of pink grapefruit and tangerine backed by light caramel and pine esters with a hint of booze. palate is sticky, sweet and medium bodied with nice carbonation and a long, bittersweet, fruity hop finish. overall, another damn good dipa from the overseas ballers that are brewdog and mikkeller.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keil (171) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Aroma is alcohol and grapefruit. Pours a nice off-white and creamy head with good lacing. Taste is overwhelmingly hoppy with a sweet caramel finish. Very bitter, lots of upfront hop flavor. Resiny.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2010
From notes. Tasted from bottle at Lush Roscoe. Pours a muddy orange-brown with a thick tan head that slowly recedes to heavy lace. The nose is caramel malt with a floral and resinous green hops aroma. The flavor is a good blend of caramel malt and resinous hops with a light dried fruit flavor as well. The body is full with average carbonation and a long hoppy and raisin finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johninmelb (1117) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2010
Awesomely fragrant, floral nose. Pours a slightly muddy orange witha strong off white head. Flavour is intensely hoppy with loads of grapefruit, lime and cig smoke with a face-puckering astringency that adds rather than detracts. Fine fine fine hop monster from the infallible Brew Dog.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2011 The pour is nice with a hazy, ambery-crimson color and an off-white, full, thick, creamy head which settles to a thick, rocky, froth and leaves some drippy lace. The nose is pleasant with plenty of dry rustic notes, almost twiggy, some dried apricots, ruby red grapefruit, light mango, and maybe just a bit of pine needle. The flavor is similar with dry, rustic notes still taking the forefront, still quite fruity with ruby red grapefruit, mango, and apricot, faint pine, a nearly high bitterness, and maybe just hints at some toasted caramel. The palate is dry, juicy, medium to full, lively, sticky, oily, and slightly warming. The finish still mostly bitter and long with the rustic notes continuing to dry out the palate, more pine entering, and the juicy grapefruit disappearing but very slowly. This was a weird one with so much of the dry rustic notes but still balanced by juicy citrus and fruity notes and just enough malts. One of those beers that is not typically what I tend to go for, but something about it was very enjoyable. I was a bit hesitant after trying the hardcore IPA from BrewDog because I did not like it, but I see there is a new version of the brew which I might have to try. Anything Mikkeller touches is usually magic in a bottle, this was no different. After trying I Beat You, this beer takes the best of both beers... The fresh, green hops and resinous/grapefruit hops from I Beat You and the grapefruit and rustic notes from Hardcore IPA. Perfectly juicy, fresh but not too green, drying with rustic, and wonderfully bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle: Pours a clear deep orange with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a huge fresh resiny piny nose with some sweet toasty caramel maltiness. Starts with good fullness and sweet light caramel maltiness with a juicy grapefruity hop flavor and crisp bitter balance before a slightly warming bittersweet finish. An enjoyable and extremely well-hopped double IPA.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (4820) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2010
330 ml bottle, batch 174, a gift from gunnar, thanks! ABV is 9.5%. Cloudy orangey brown colour, big head, slightly off-white. Intense aroma of fruity and resinous American hops (tropical fruits, citrus, pine). The flavour is intensely hoppy (pine, resin, grapefruit) on a malty sweet (caramellized orange marmalade) background. Bitter finish of course, but not too extreme.


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