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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy amber with a large, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is average to heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, biscuit), heavy hops (floral, spicy, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of spicy alcohol, sugared fruits, and wet grass. Flavor is average malt (bread, biscuit, caramel), heavy hops (floral, citrus, grassy, pine, citrus), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of peaches and spicy alcohol. Full body, moderate warmth and carbonation, light creaminess with a dry and biting finish. This is a well-balanced beer, and very easy to drink, despite its alcohol content. The alcohol adds a pleasant warmth to this beer and the hops play very nicely with both the high alcohol and the firm malt backbone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IluvatarMilan (281) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2011
Bottle. Pours a beautiful dark red and earthy brown opaque body with a rich, thick head. Looks very inviting. Massive in-yer-face aroma of pear, pine, strong hops- very potent. Aroma is very bitter, big-bodied. Earthy malts. Hint of caramel and honey. Truly a big beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ontbeertaster (2361) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2011
Very nice aroma, nice bitterness, good flavour, very hoppy, I recommend a taste of this beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VsXsV (3115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 33 cl bottle from private import through Systembolaget. Amber colour with small, off-white head. Smells of grapefruit, passionfruit, citrus, hops and sweet malts. Sweet, malty base with bitter ending. Really, really nice, Medium bodied with some carbonation. Truly wonderful IIPA. 9/4/8/4/18

Re-rating 20111201. Bottled, 33 cl. Almost clear, deep amber/red liquid with big off-white head with big bubbles. Still a 4, beautiful beer. Aroma of grass, fresh hops, tropical fruit, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, pine and caramel malt. What an aroma! Hops, hops and more hops. Still scores a 9 out of 10. Taste is light sweet with high bitterness. Has a nice, caramel malt base but the taste is still very hoppy. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Still an excellent IIPA. Even though I’ve had some extraordinary IIPAs during the year since the last rating this still ranks as one of my favourite ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WildTurkey (49) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Coppery orange color. Pretty hazy. Thin head. Primary smell is citrus hops. Grapefruit. Then some lighter fruit like Apple or pear. Pale malts - Sweet bready smell. Malty sweetness is the primary flavor. Bready, biscuity. Hops are of grapefruit and come across as very juicy. Medium body. Little bit of carbonation. Not too dry. Pretty smooth.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrBunn (2608) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Well... Happy New Year to me! This bottle has been saved for now... so I open it and am immediately hit by a sweet and fruity hops and malt aroma that fills the room at the moment the bottle is uncapped. Pours a dingy looking orangish amber with a sudsy head and lots of carbonation sticking on the sides of the glass. Closer inspection of how this smells gets me excited. Lots of oranges, mangos and other citrus/tropical fruit. Malt is pretty sweet and I’m guessing this will be sticky on the palate. Mmmm... can’t wait. The first sip is good, but not quite as nice as I had hoped. There is an obvious alcohol presence with lots of chewy and sweet malt, an odd little medium (almost chocolate or cardboard malt presence in the mid-palate that seems a little odd), and a load of hops that morph from oranges and mangos to a resiny pine flavor that accompanies the ABV warmth in the late palate. Pretty darn good way to start 2011.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AlexK (15) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Beautiful hop bomb, dominated by Brew Dog’s Hardcore IPA. I Beat U is a little lost in the mix, but I didn’t mind. Unbalanced in the West Coast style. Beautiful full head and nice retention, with a very dank aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2011
Bottle at my uncle’s. Hazy dark Amber colour, off White thick head, light lace. Meaty grass and leather nose. Very strong hops hits you from the start with just a smidgeon of sweet cookie to round off the sledgehammer of holiness this collaboration is.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(330ml bottle best by 7-29-11 thanks to bu11zeye) cloudy deep amber, creamy tan bubbles. Nose of candi sugar, candied oranges, earthy like celery, lightly funky and some manure. Taste of candied oranges, right amount of bitterness, grapefruit, honey, syrupy body nice finish. Great beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Poured a dark hazey orange, almost the color of a ripe apricot with a finger’s worth of bery creamy head. The lacing it left on the glass is quite heavy. Aroma is very heavy on hop resin, quite a bit more than most other double ipa’s even. The taste has hoppy resin written all over it. Some floral characteristics come through as well. The resin-like hops bond quite well with the malts to give this otherwise bitter ale some sweetness. The body is a fairly heavy medium. You can definitely tell they’ve dry hopped this for quite a bit. Pricey, but well worth it.

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