BrewDog / Mikkeller I Hardcore You

 
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98
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
available

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RATINGS: 993   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Date: 3/19/2011 Source:Butters Spicy herbal hop notes over caramel in aroma. Slightly cloudy deep orange golden with fine white head. Resiny floral hops over moderate caramel sweetness. Moderately grainy under all the hops. Medium body and mouth. Very bitter with some bitter hop astringency lingering.

3.7
Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Sampled at the Richmond 14th Gathering. Pretty sure this was an older bottler. Sweet and lovely honey hops is stronger on the flavor than the nose. Lingering bittersweet finish. Love the backstory and the name.

4
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2011
11.2 ounce (330 ml) bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a murky dark orange/amber color with a half inch light tan head that didn’t stick around for too long. There’s a small amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is citrusy (tropical fruit, orange) and pine hops, bready malt, and some caramel. The taste is similar to the aroma, the hoppy and malty flavors are balanced for the most part but the hops are still stronger. There’s citrusy (grapefruit, orange peel) and pine hops, along with bready and caramel malt. Good hoppy bitter finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s creamy and a bit slick. I think this is a solid overall brew, due to the price ($6.99 a bottle) I wouldn’t buy it very often but it’s definitely worth trying. I thought it was good.

4
dylan88 (227) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
33 cl bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty piney hoppy grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit and pine needles flavor. Has a warming malty very hoppy bitter grapefruit finish.

4.2
Maris (1612) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 18, 2011
From a 330ml bottle on 18/3/2011. Batch no.174. Pours a cloudy dark orange with a fine good sized head. This has a huge, lovely aroma of citrus fruits and pine hops, along a lots of caramel malt. Flavour wise it has lost of sweet caramel, toffee, orange and peach, which is set off by some powerful grapefruity hop action, which never overwhelms. The palate is almost creamy. This is superbly balanced brew - a perfect mix of sweet and bitter. A fantastic creation from two great brewers.

4.3
J_man (1025) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 17, 2011
This is the first IPA that I would describe the *aroma* as resiny! It’s like sticking your head in a barrel full of hops! Really fresh, pungent hops. Nice tan body with a good and lasting off-white head. The big surprise here is that the hops in the flavor aren’t quite as strong as the aroma would suggest. Don’t get me wrong, they are *very* strong, but it’s different from some of the West Coast USA IPAs in that dimension. This is an extraordinarily well balanced IPA for as big as it is. The malt is a strong, sweet counter to the bitterness of the hops. Strong grapefruit *and* pine show up here with some citrus pith in the aftertaste. Leaves an almost stinging bitterness behind that’s washed away by the next sip, only to build upon the previous. I love that this is a collaborative mix of beers between 2 great breweries, but it seems like a natural formulation.

4.1
RickTStiles (827) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2011
Aroma is intensely citric. Full hop taste, lots of fruit, alcohol is strong. the bitterness balances against the fruit in a way that I’ve not seen in any other 2IPA. It’s really remarkable and enjoyable. finish is very warming.

2.8
crossovert (14128) - Chicago, 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
Blairgus (4615) - 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
suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, 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.


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