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

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RATINGS: 930   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
omikr0n (756) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle from my ex-colleagues. Thanks a lot! Pours cloudy golden to amber with nice fluffy white head. Aroma is lots of hops, grass, citrus fruits, pineapple, caramel, malt, herbs. Taste is bitter but also quite sweet with hops, pineapple, citrus fruits, lots of malt, caramel. Lovely.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (1548) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2014
September 7, 2014. Bottle, best before July 25, 2014. Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, pine, citrus, apricots. Taste is medium sweet, resin, caramel with a medium grassy pine bitterness. Dry grassy lasting bitter finish with caramel in the background. Medium bodied, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
MonsterMagnet (298) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle, near bb date. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma: citrus, tropical fruit, malts. Taste folllows, with very dominant malty sweetness and a pretty harsh bitterness. Not sure if it?s the age of the bottle, but I expected way more. Too malty, too sweet, not enough hoppy fruityness. Still very drinkable though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1260) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
Aroma of malt, caramel, tropical fruits, pine, grapefruit, orange peel, hops. Flavour is malty and fruity, rather sweet, with a bitter finish. Body is full, mouthfeel is sticky. Good collaboration. I found the Brewdog malty sweetness aspect to be definitely dominant, but I like this a little bit better than the Hardcore IPA so I’ll thank Mikkeller for that.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BagerPL (117) - - OCT 7, 2014
Aromat i smak w porównaniu z połączoną goryczką pochodzącą od alkoholu i chmielu niewspółmiernie nikły. Alkoholowość podbita chmielem nieco cytrynowa. Raczej słodowe niż chmielowe o dziwo, aromat i smak chmielu słabo wyczuwalne.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 4, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brnandersen (2009) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2014
Draught at Fermentoren, Cph. Clear, amber colour - almost dark orange glowing with a thin, white head. Fruity, rather hefty aroma with citrus, grass, grape, rich caramel malts, resin and pines. Taste is bitter. Full body with an oily texture and a soft carbonation. A rich beer. Finishes dry and bitter with rich caramel malts, fruits, pines and citrus. Truly an Imperial IPA.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
JoseCuervo (7) - - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
Hi felt like this beer needed pancakes to go with it. It was just way too sweet for my taste. I had it along with 5 others and they all said the same thing. I'm not a sweet tooth so this is just not for me. I'm also surprised to not get any aroma whatsoever for an Imperial IPA. This needed to get 'hopped-up', it was too Malt centric for my taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"more bitter than floral or flavorful, this was decent, but fell short of expectations. i prefer bright hops...floral, aromatic, citrus...this was just bitter. well balanced with a nice sweet malt presence. decent beer, not a good value for the coin."

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OskarinBcn (17) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 25, 2014
Muy cítrica. Perfecta mezcla entre la acidez y el dulzor. Color anaranjado. Su alta graduación está muy bien camuflada por el lúpulo floral. En general, una cerveza muy fina.


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