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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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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11230) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 31, 2011
A: The pour is a clear, dark copper color with a finger of white head and some spotty lacing. S: Some good citrus notes to the nose with a fair amount of grapefruit. Oily pine notes and a slight resinous quality. Definitely some caramel malt and hints of toffee. A touch of grass as it warms up a bit. T: Not as hoppy in terms of the flavor. Some good grapefruit and citrus peel notes, but a fair amount of booze and brown sugar. Caramel as well. Resinous pine provides a moderate level of bitterness. M: Medium to full in body with the carbonation being a bit on the low end of medium. O: Surprisingly decent for a BrewDog beer. The nose was certainly better than the flavor, however.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeSammy (543) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2011
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 WOW Extremely drinkable for a double IPA. Auburn reddish in color with a minimal white head. Nice lacing on my glass. Pretty balanced overall. A lot of carbonation throughout, Hops more evident on the back end. Front of my palate is dominated by seltzery carbonation and malt notes. Floral, crisp hop profile.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Geiserich (3437) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 29, 2011
A very good IPA with full notes of citrus hops and caramel malt. Orange hazy color, creamy head.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
11.2oz bottle into my Orval glass...Pours a medium copper that is very muddy. A light tan head that rises about a finger but falls super fast to unveil a ring of head around the base, but decent lacing...At first the aroma is really nice, grapefruit and some awesome hops come through. Strangely the second and third whiffs are much hotter showing off a lot of pine and alcohol, especially as you go deeper. This strength is off at first but adds to a nice complexity in the aroma...The taste takes on the lesser qualities of the aroma coming off way to strong, tons of alcohol and pine show without a lot of complexity. A strong dipa, for sure, fairly successful European clone of an American beer. With there was a little sweetness and this could be excellent. Nice feeling, strong and sticky on the mouth. Pretty easy to drink after a few sips. A little too strong of a dipa, but worth giving a shot.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3435) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Pours a dark, clear, slightly mahogany-reddish amber with a thick, fairly persistent off-white head. Aroma is decently hoppy with an undertone of sweet apple and pear. Strongly hoppy flavor is fairly bitter but not nastily so and has a subtle fruity undertone with just a whisper of sweetness. Texture is rough and fizzy, leaving a fairly strong and persistent hoppy tingle.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
abcfan (735) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
Awesome blend! Pours hazy deep orange with a creamy tan head. Aroma is full of citrus hops and caramel malt. Very smooth taste of caramel and hops sweet finish with a slight hop bite.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scubatrip (602) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2011
From the bottle, pours a hazy brownish red with a thick foamy off-white head. Malty aroma, some alcohol. Taste is super malty, with a well balanced helping of hops. Not overly hoppy as the commercial description led me to believe. I wouldn’t know this is a 9.5% by taste, which could make it dangerous. Solid beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAYAR1 (5) - GLEN ELLYN, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011 does not count
TYPICAL FLAVORS AND AROMAS THAT I ENJOY. DON’T LIKE THE CLOUDY. REAL TASTY. WOULD RECOM. W/O HESITATION

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4810) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Very hazy deep copper coloured body with an amber glow and a thin tan and creamy head. Aroma of you guessed it - a ridiculous amount of hops, starting from pungent grapefruit and piney hops to more floral notes finally finishing with some hops that seem vaguely sweet! Full-bodied; Deep strong hop flavour with a lot of pine and pungent resiny flavours, a lot of malt, a good amount of caramel sweetness, a lot of drying oak and a ton more hops on the finish - strong as hell. Aftertaste is bitingly hoppy, but in a good way, and the balance is there with a good amount of complexity for the style. Overall, a nice Imperial IPA and definitely one worth sampling if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce (or is it 330 mL) bottle purchased from Liquor Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 10-October-2010 sampled at home in Washington after running the SunTrust Marathon on 26-Mach-2011.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1557) - Idaho, USA - MAR 26, 2011
11.2 oz. bottle- Pours cloudy dark orange with a thin white head, aroma is citrusy hops and not much else. The flavor is sweet citrus with pine and orange also, better than the I beat yoU only because it is lighter and more palatable, don’t get me wrong, this is massive amounts of hops, but it has more of a sessionability to it. Overall for the price I will go with an American IIPA, which I actually prefer anyway.


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