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98
style
Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 1019   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 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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomer (3296) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - NOV 5, 2010
At a tasting, many thanks DSG, smallish head, hazy deep rusty orange colour, aroma of herbs, sweet grapefruit and lemon, flavour of citrus, tea, herbs and some floral notes, strong and mellow bitterness melding with precise fruity sweetness to create a wonderfully balanced finish. Very good and satisfying.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
randy1301 (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2010
12oz bottle.Pours a cloudy amber with a full poofy head.Nose is pine and citrus hops with candied malts.Taste is sweet candy malts,bitter,pine and citrus malts with a creamy malt backbone.Big time IPA.Wow!!!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (9717) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2010
Very good, fine yellow head over veiled amber-orange beer. Grapey aroma, cake, some nutmeg and fresh baconfat. Very present rich-estery hoppy nose. Bitter, resiny, grapey flavour with again meaty/fruity esters behind; X-mas pudding; mandarines retronasal. Rich body, viscous, warming. Long petering out of the main taste. Quite good IIPA, certainly not the strongest, nor the bitterest, but rewarding.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
Mikkeller hardcore you. Draft at bier temple amsterdam..... Pours murky medium caramel brown with a thin to medium soapy white...aroma of sweetened caramlozed cruit and pniapple juiciness. Mostly swee ... Flavors a supremely sweet with caramel/toffee with sweetened pineapple and tangerines with an assertive citrus rind bitterness. Syrupy bodied with medium carbonation. A little too sweet for me but ok. 7/4/8/3/14

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13692) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2010
Bottle at a tasting. Hazy orange with a white head. Hoppy aroma of citrus, some piney notes and some tropical fruits notes. Flavor has some slightly biscuity maltiness and a bit of caramel, continues bitter and hoppy with some citric notes. Medium-bodied. Tasty and pretty easy-drinking.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Finn (6895) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2010
Tap p Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico 4 Okt 10. Dyp rdbrun. OK luftig skum. Sterk fruktig aroma. Smaken er eksplosiv med mye frukt. Litt malt. Prer. You name it. Toppl.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rune (11786) - Troms, NORWAY - NOV 1, 2010
Muddy orange in body appearance. Off-white patches on the surface. Powerful hoppy aroma with sweet dark malts behind. Heavy hopped with citric shells combined with sweet caramel malts and a spicy touch. Long-lived dry, bittersweet finish. Rather heavy too drink. A solid nightcap, it really was. Half pint from tap at Cask Pub & Kitchen, London 4 Oct 10.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Orange hued with a big head. Earthy flavor behind a hop explosion. This beer was phenomenal! I would compare it to Pliny the Elder. It was light on the palate and had a huge hop character to it. Dont let this one pass you by if you have the chance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle: Deep amber, orangish, dirty, fine sediment floats about, HUGE frothy off-white head, very nice lacing. Rich citrus peel and citrus rind aroma, slight pine and hops. Stright up hoppy, raw citrus rind/citrus peel, and piney flavor. Not very sweet, not overly bitter. Just a whole but of this rindish like flavors. Not as heavy as I would have liked, and luckily not overly bitter either like so many IIPAs are. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Wished it were a bit stickier, and along with that some sweetness to balance it out. Hopheads would probably rejoice on this, but I like my IIPAs a tad bit sweeter, and maltier. Very clean for what it is. Very fresh, sharp, and bright. Good, just wished it were a little more balanced. Thanks to jtclockwork for the bottle!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lamas (1621) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 30, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle. A slightly murky amber pour with a thick antique white head. A pungent aroma of fresh grapefruits, resiny Balsam firs, caramel, some biscuits, and a touch of lemon. Medium to full-bodied and sticky. Plenty of caramel and biscuity maltiness upfront in the taste. Lots of grapefruits and citrus rinds in the finish. A touch of pepper at the end. A mild spiciness is present throughout. Some warming alcohol is noticeable. Not the most complex brew, but everything is just done very well. Great, great stuff.


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