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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 890   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1239) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Bottle. 12 oz. Had to buy a second bottle, as I did not quite remember the full details of the first tasting. Popped this guy during the Eagles-Falcons game. Pours a murky, clouded pumpkin orange with a full, rich, creamy off-white head. Leaves spiderweb silky white lacing down the sides of the glass throughout the session. Aroma of Granny Smith apple, fresh pears, honey, lavender, tangerine, and a heap of fresh, aromatic dry hops. Body is on the fuller side of medium, with an extremely tight, sticky, somewhat bitter mouthfeel. Finishes with a resinous, juicy pine hop flavor and a dry bitterness on the back of the tongue. Very slight touch of booziness as well. This is an extremely flavorful, well balanced, though admittedly intensely hoppy, double IPA. Very, very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, Earthy hops, and slight pine. Poured amber in color with a large to very large, creamy, dense, rocky, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Very sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, slight caramel, light Earth, slight citrus, slight tropical fruit, and a hint of resin. Medium body. Slick, slightly oily, then lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Medium sweet, medium bitter, hop, malt, Earth, pine, and slight Earth finish is lightly dry. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2010
11.2oz bottle. Poured an amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, floral, lightly earthy, caramel, citrus and resiny. Tastes of citrus, caramel, pine, and the same lighter earthiness. Some alcohol burn in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2469) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2010
Small offwhite head, fair retention and some spotty lace. Fairly hazy orange copper color. Nose is large with citrus and pine, juicey fruity, tropical with some caramel malts also. Body is med/full, juicey, oily on the palate, resiny, sticky. Lotsa citrus flavors, grapefruit being the main player, more pine, ink, melony notes as well. Malts are lightly sweet and buried. Semi sweet finish that needs a bit more bittering. Big DIPA! Chinook overdose?? Bottle procured @statelineliquors.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
MiP (13596) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2010
Bottle, 9.5%. Distinct caramelly and teaish hop aroma, very nice. Cloudy, muddy dark amber/dark orange colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is nicely powerful without being too much, The same as the aroma, caramelly and teaish, flowery hop notes, sweetish. Good bitterness, distinct, but not really rough. Very clean.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - OCT 10, 2010
definitely surprised on this one, very nicely done. very smooth and easy to drink, absurd hops, nice profile that is fruity, spicey, not too soapy or bittter, well rounded for sure. goes down like a nice pale ale.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcot (771) - Campomorone, ITALY - OCT 9, 2010
Bevuta ieri sera in bottiglia. Collaborazione tra Mikkeller e Brewdog: è una imperial IPA nata dal blend della scozzese Hardcore IPA e della danese I beat you. Questo "mischione" viene in seguito ulteriormente luppolato con dry hopping. Non ho mai assaggiato la I beat you, quindi il mio giudizio non può essere completo, ma ho trovato questa IPA davvero buona, con un profilo aromatico complesso e molto azzeccato. Si beve molto bene nonostante il tenore alcolico non bassissimo (9,5%).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8241) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2010
Bottle shared at tasting. Pours clear amber with off white head. Nose and taste of citrus, pine, hops and caramel malts. Slight dry finish. Full body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
12oz bottle from Olive tree market. A hefty price tag of 8 bucks but hell, I’ll try anything. Pours a hazy deep golden orange with a frothy off white head, some nice lacing. Tons of pine, citrus and some herbal / musty qualities. Quite sticky on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (903) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2010
11.2 ounce bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar ($8.99). Pours a murky orange-red-amber with one finger of beige-ish head. Aroma of fruit (bright grapefruit mostly but also tangerine, peach, and hints of tropical fruit), pine, and grassy/earthy hops. Flavor is also strongly hoppy (juicy fruit) and more bitter than sweet with a noticeable bit of alcohol. A strong malt character emerges late in the flavor. Dry finish with some lingering bitterness. This is an interesting concept, and I can appreciate what these two brewers have been doing to create something out of the ordinary in Europe. This ends up being a decent DIPA, but living in San Diego there are many equal and better DIPA’s that are much less expensive than this, so I can’t help but feel a bit disappointed. (92, 394)


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