BrewDog / Mikkeller I Hardcore You

Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 1019   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
English: I Hardcore You is a 9.5% Imperial India Pale Ale, an international collaborative effort between 2 of Europes most rock n roll brewers. This beer is a blend of BrewDogs Hardcore IPA and Mikkellers 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (17316) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 10, 2011
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Clear amber color, small beige head. Fruity exotic mango aroma. Full-bodied. Fruity exotic flavor; nettles, mango and kiwi. Very delicious flavor, which hides ABV well. Good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anderson01 (351) - Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2011
Aroma consist of orange. Has a very strong floral nose. The malt aroma is nonexistent because of the hops. The appearance is a cloudy with a thin white head and spiderweb lacing. Has an orange-red color to it. The flavor is a very hoppy. This is a full-bodied beer with a somewhat creamy texture that finishes rather long. Mikkeller is becoming one of my favorite beers. Have not been dissappointed by any of the ones i have tried.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (18846) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2011
Draught at Bishops Arms, Jrntorget. Hazy amber beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy perfume aroma, floral, citrus and with pine needles. Huge hoppy perfume flavor, a bit rough and I would have hoped for a bit more complexity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjs (7113) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 8, 2011
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Kaisla, Helsinki, 20110407) The beer poured amber and quite clear. Its head was quite large and white. The very hoppy aroma had pine, mildly cirticness and also sweetness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were hops, malts, citricness, fruitiness, quite mild sweetness and pretty intense bitterness. Aftertaste was bitter. Quite nice double IPA - especially because it wasnt excessively sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6685) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Bottle (33 cl) from Shady amber, medium off-white head. Intense floral, piney, perfumy hop aroma, with some tropical fruits. A bit cookeish malt aroma. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, a bit rough bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cuso (8577) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 6, 2011
Bottled from Bierkompass. Copper color with thick white head. Aroma, pine, grapefruit, caramel, spices.taste, Taste, grapefruit, caramel,spices, strongly in malt and hops. Nice long bitter finish. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2011
Pours amber/ruby with a bit of haze and some tan head. Very nice hoppy aroma with lots of citrus and pine. Fairly hoppy taste but well supported by a malt base that complements the hops nicely. Decent amount of bitterness on the finish, but not harsh. Very flavorful, pretty much exactly what I look for in an Imperial IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (3098) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2011
Deep golden amber pour little cloudy creamy layer of beige head light sticky lacing .... aroma of resiny and citrusy hops (grapefruit) and chewy caramel malt .... taste of nice citrusy hops and smooth creamy chewy caramel malt bitter fruity hop with a dry malty and light bitter hop finish little abv comes through in the taste but a great tasting dbl ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
socaltay (204) - Ventura, California, USA - APR 3, 2011
The appearance is wonderful a golden color with an orange/red hue. It pours with a big fluffy off-white head that dissipates nicely. The aroma is full of hops and has a nice malty backbone that balance it nicely on the nose. The taste is great. The hops first hit the tongue followed closely by the malts. The bitterness tapers off to leave a wonderful flavor in your mouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (16401) - Dublin, 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.

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