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

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RATINGS: 886   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jp_deluxe (6) - California, USA - APR 27, 2012
Great red amber color. No head but nice fruit hops and alcohol aromas. Good imperial ipa but not the best. This is my first brew dog or mikeller. Happy with it but not worth the price. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gad905 (14) - - AUG 21, 2014
Draught, BrewDog Shepherd’s Bush. Fresh batch (kegged 8 days prior to tasting). Aroma of tropical fruits, caramel, toffee, pine, grapefruit. Rich orange/amber, clear, moderate off-white head that lasts reasonably. Big sweet caramel malt to start followed by rich fruits, then finishing long decent bitter. These hops are dank. Medium to full body, oily/sticky, moderate carb. Have had this when it’s old and it’s a let down; so much better when it’s fresh!

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jackafholmes (165) - - AUG 21, 2014
Half from brew dog bar. Light amber with a small head. Incredibly fruity aroma with lychee, citrus peel and pine. Taste is sharp bitterness and lingering sour/sweetness. Prickly carbonation with medium body, alcohol heat as well. Very nice.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 5/20
cvitko1 (7) - CROATIA - AUG 20, 2014 does not count
Bottle 0.33l. Expected much more :-/. intermediate with aroma. Pretty clear solid gold colour with red reflection. Lightly. Not bitter as it is supposed to be. For me as it is imperial IPA, it is to sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (266) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. An orange beer with brown hues : gorgeous landscape. Medium white head. Good retention & lacing. Tropical fruity aroma, blackberry, resin. Light to heavy sugary sweet, then medium refreshing bitter. Medium body and texture, good carbonation, sweet finish with a bitter background. Overall, a good sweet>bitter ale, nice aroma. Weird but nice. I still prefer Hardcore IPA. I didn’t drink yet the Mikkeller original one.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PapaVillum (424) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
20 cl på fad, 9,6 % ABV, nydt hos Mikkeller & Friends på Nørrebro, 15. august 2014. Orange/brun, ufiltreret, zero skumtop, kun kant. Aroma af frugt, bondegård/stald, toast, græs, humle, malt. Excellent smag: medium til solid sødme, medium bitter, besk/bitter afslutning, medium lang eftersmag. Perlende, sticky konsistens, medium CO2, fyldig krop. Ganske fantastisk.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogivlado (5666) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 11, 2014
Bottled 330ml. -from Magic Beer Room Zagreb. Orange/amber coloured, small off-white head, piney hoppy nose. Sweet malty, caramel and fruits with piney hoppy notes. Unfortunately pretty strong sticky alcohol presence. Dry grapefruity hoppy finish. Expected better.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kauge (93) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 10, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Bottle from Õllepood nr 1 Gambrinus in Tartu (€ 4,80), August 2014. Pours a deep, dark amber; tan top retains well and leaves lacing. Nose is intoxicating: strong pine resin, biscuits, ripe autumn fruits, citrusy, and only a slight alcoholic warmth that intensifies as it warms. Sweet, resinous taste, bitter; the warming finish is not exactly boozy but near there somewhere. Smooth, velvety texture, minimal carbonation; light to medium body and resinous, sticky palate. Great drinkability. Overall fantastic - exactly the kind of beer I adore -, though it would be even better with less booziness when it’s warmed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Burgers (304) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Clear amber with a minimal white head. Aromas of hops, malts, ripe fruits and honey. Taste predominantly bitter with tempering sweetness. Great finish. Deceptively drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Xavalias (113) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
On tap from Mikkeller Bar @ Viktoriagade, CPH, DK. Pours hazy golden amber. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, sugar, caramel. Taste is fantastic, deep heavy sweet first, then bitterness kicks off and leads to a long bittersweet finish. Round and full bodied. Hardcore sweet.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gijonudobeer (23) - SPAIN - AUG 9, 2014
Total y absolutamente maravillosa, es una cerveza de la que es muy facil enamorase. Aromática, sabrosa, con un amargor cítrico espectacular.


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