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

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RATINGS: 944   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7909) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
11.2 oz botte. It pours a orange/reddish copper with a foamy white head that holds and recedes slowly with some nice lacing. The smell is a bit of a letdown, Brewdog seems to never be prudent with their shipment of beers overseas and it is apparent here. That plus the fact that is is dominated by the turpentine scent of Hardcore IPA The flavor is a bit better It is mostly caramel with a hint of pine. It has an okay amount of bitterness, though the alcohol seems to be more apparent in the profile than the bitterness. It really is just a gimmicky label beer Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-21-2010 21:58:20

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2011
orange amber colour and hazy big grapefruit hop nose. absolutely gorgeous! sometimes bitter, sometimes sweet fruit pulp aromas. full body and fairly fizzy absolutely gorgeous beer! primary flavour is bitter grapefruit but has sufficient sweetness to be pretty balanced. one of my favourite brewdog beers.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Pours a dark amber with a small white head that fades fast, but leaves plenty of lacing. Big hop aroma. Big hop taste. Slight malt flavor, with a big malty taste. Bitter balanced nicely with the malt and hop flavor. Excellent beer. Too bad I don’t have 5 more to drink. Good thing I don’t have 5 more to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minch25 (577) - Medford, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2011
Orange. Light head. Piney oily juicy hop aroma. Pretty thick and sticky, a little heavy-handed.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2011
Tried on tap at the Sail and Anchor. Nose promises a lot with both hops and malts featuring. Murky light amber body, mainly lasting head. Pronounced bitterness in the taste, grapefruit and citrus. Overall this beer is in your face but that is how I like IIPA’s

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Dark red, amber pour with a fluffy off white head. Faded to a thick collar, good lace. Aroma was gorgeous. A great mix of sweet caramel malts and fruity hops jumped out of the glass. Light citrus. Flavors consisted of notes of lemon, pine, orange peel and a lingering smooth bitterness. Nice fruity bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel was full, carbonation medium to light. Great blended double dry hopped to the max.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6164) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2011
2/22/11. 11.2oz bottle. Hazy apple cider pour with a huge fluffy eggshell head that sticks forever. Sour hop aroma with a touch of celery, mint, caramel, and a suggestion of citrus and flowers. Sweet malty flavor again with some mint and celery, with a hint of caramel, lemon peel, and more craziness. Ehhhh.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2011
Bottle 330ml at Patricks. Pours dark amber with small tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet, medium to very bitter. Medium body, oily, soft carbonation. 23022011

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Bottled. Poured hazy medium orange with a cream cap of khaki head.. it looked totally different in the glass than while I was pouring.. anyways, looked quite good. The aroma picked up what I’ve needed, but haven’t smelled in a while.. juicy, resiny pine, citrus, and floral hoppage first and foremost.. softer caramel and honeyed sweetness backing.. hop-forward, but well-balanced. The flavor found biscuits and bready sweetness at the core.. sharper bitterness on the edges, in roughly the same proportions as the nose.. black pepper and some sourness joined on the warm finish.. not bad, but not quite what I wanted after that aroma. Medium-bodied with lots of residual sugars on the palate.. bitter, but it held its balance.. overall a very good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
In short: A very fruity, very doughy/yeasty and very bitter IPA. Tasty brew.
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed when at most 4 months old (4 months after first rating). Bottle dropped at my place by dand645, thanks a lot Dan
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention
In long: The all-hops nose is mainly grapefruity with light notes of peaches and apricots. In mouth the beer is very yeasty and with a lot of bread dough. But mostly this is a fruity IPA, fruity at large with pineapples, apricots, grapefruits, mangos, and more…. As usual for an Europeanized American IPA, my north-american palate found the beer too yeasty and not clean and crisp enough for the style. Europeans like yeasty Double IPAs, or so it seems. That diminishes drinkability imho. Judging by the aroma and overall feeling of hop-juice I’d say that this beer was dried-hopped to death. The bitterness level on this one is quite high, rarely does a hop-juice IPA like this manages to be so bitter. Overall I liked it a lot. And the beer is indeed pretty hardcore. And so in an avocado… badoom tsss!


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