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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 871   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (740) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2011
12 oz draft at brick store pub. Pours a beautiful orange color with a decent white head. Incredible hop aroma. taste of grapefruite, pine, yet creamy at the same time. A great beer

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NosirIwont (1941) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber/orange with a off-white/yellowish head. Sweetish, hoppy aroma. Citrus notes; grape fruit. Malty backbone. Quite sweet, malty flavour with bitter hops. Finish is bitter (almost a liquorice bitterness) and malty. Lingering bitterness with grassy notes in the background. Nice. 29.01.11.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bax (1098) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 22, 2011
(Bottle 22/01-11) Highly enjoyable beer with a great malty/hoppy balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Awesome beer. Assertive, hoppy, dry and clean. Flavors of peach, apricot and tropical fruit. light caramel

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (3651) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2011
Juicy apricot, rosehip, and tangerine nose. Cloudy copper, medium yellow head, good lacing. Intensely flavorful, fruity, and hoppy, almost to a fault. Full body, mouthfeel is frothy. Apricot is dominant, finish is overripe oranges. Rosehip notes are abundant. Alcohol is tasteful. It isn’t cloying, but the hopping is so extreme that it seems to cease to be beery. These aren’t necessarily bitter hops, but insanely fruity. With better balance, this could be the perfect DIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Copper pour iwith a tan head. Aroma is hoppy. Lots of hops! Taste is nicely balanced. Hops are fruity, they meld nice with the malt backbone. It leaves a nice aftertaste. This is one of those beers that you enjoy the aftertaste so much, you hesitate to take another drink. A fine quality in my opinion. Nice lacing. This beer is worth its price.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
arkurzynski (1482) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2011
Deep amber in color. Heavy carbonation with off-white, fluffy head. Solid grapefruit/piney hops with some citrus. Flavor is a huge malt backbone. Caramel, toasted malts, and even some roast on the finish. Thick and sticky. On the line between excellent and too much. Background bitterness not quite enough to balance out. Very good, deep.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. The nice, strong bitter hop aroma makes this one hard to take your mind off of. Lots of herbals, sweet mango, tropical fruits, and earth. Also, caramel malts, cereal grains, mixed fruity esters, and light boozy port. A light, delicate white head, about 2 finger widths, and a mostly opaque burnt red-orange appearance on the pour. Quite pretty. The body is slightly chewy, highly bitter, lightly boozy, and lingers both estery sweet and sticky bitter. A fair amount of fruitiness to this one, but also herbal hops are in abundance. Really, the bitterness kind of takes over, though there is some caramel cookie malts that try to balance. In all actuality, I have no problem with this discrepancy. There’s also some grassy, earthy, and subtle sweet citrus hop working here as well. Even though I’ve had stronger ipas (as far as abv goes), there’s not too many that pack the bitter punch that this one does. Probably one for hop heads only, but well done in that regard.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2011
33cl bottle. Dark amber brownish pour with medium tan head. Aroma is resiny and hoppy. Deep malty rich toasty dark fruit and piney grapefruit hops. Bitter dry finish with fruity dark malt sweetness. Overall, excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RyanMM (411) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Pours hazy, burnt sienna. Very full, billowy head that takes a bit to settle. Lots of good caramel character preceding some tropical, resiny, citrusy, medicinal hops. Lots and lots of hop aroma. Nice and sweet on the forepalate and the bitterness really creeps up on you after the finish, where it lingers a few moments. Not as bitter as I was expecting, and I think perhaps slightly less bitter than the I Beat yoU. Definitely a bit more balance. Pricey, but nice to have tried.


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