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 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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Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - JUL 4, 2011
33 ml bottle from Passione Birra. Watching Cile-Mexico =) Served in a snifter, pours a beautiful slightly hazy copper colour with golden orange highlights, with a small white head, unfortunately without lacing. One of the best looking beer ever. Wow, at the nose this is probably my first hop bomb! Huge hops aroma, floreal notes, caramel, bubblegum and malts. Lots of malts in the taste as well, with a small boozyness too but for a 9,5% abv I’d say it’s pretty normal. Medium body, low to medium carbonation. Quite a rich beer, very nice. Awesome label design.

DonnieZ (1) - Joliet, USA - JUL 2, 2011 does not count
A buddy of mine got me this and a handful of other IPAs for my birthday. This one came highly rated by the guy at Binny’s. I’ve been enjoying IPAs/DIPAs/IIPAs of late that are much more malt forward, similar to DFH90 minute or Southern Tier Unearthly. I kind of had that in mind for this bottle, so my rating may be a few points lower than it normally would be. This is a pretty good DIPA - Poured from the 11.2 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. The nose is malty, but the flavor is hop forward and I taste both citrus and pine notes, with more pine notes coming out. The malt backbone is there and very well balanced with the hops. Poured a generous 1.5 finger khaki head with superb lacing and retention. I’m relatively new to the craft beer scene and I haven’t had brews from either of these two brewhouses that collaberated on this brew. For me, this is another entry in the "Very drinkable, good, but forgettable" IPAs. For malty IPAs, I’ll be searching out for the afforementioned two. For hoppy IPAs, I’ll be searching for a 3 Floyds Dreadnaught.

fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 29, 2011
Bottle orders hazy dark orange with medium lighte tan head laces well. Aroma is grapefruit lots of citrus hops rind and light booze. Flavor is well balanced carmel malt and strong bitter citrus hops and a floral honey sweetness ending with a little booze.

drpimento (3641) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Excellent beer! I let it warm to a good temp out a the fridge first. Then, poured with a grand, foamy, frothy, fluffy, sudsy, cream colored head with peaks and lots of lace. Color is a hazy medium amber. Aroma is hugely hops with malt, caramel and a little floral. Flavor is like nose, but with some additional spice, pine, and old leather. Body is soft and so is carbonation, but not too. Finish is like flavor and alcohol is present not overly so. Fun to try one of and maybe come back to in a while or I’d be interested to see how it would lay by, but couldn’t call it a session in any sense.

zdk9 (183) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2011
(330ml bottle best by 7-29-11 thanks to bu11zeye) Pours super cloudy with a light walnut color. Smell is HOPS! hops amd more hops- sweet orange, light grapefruit, sweet pinesap, some butter. Taste is hoppy, but less than the smell- more caramel and nuttiness. Hops come out as pine needles, dark grapefruit pith. Good, a beer that you’d like to just smell and not have to drink.

DutchDrebus (6002) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 27, 2011
I enjoyed this beer very much and i think it will be one of my top beers. The colour is almost perfect to me. Nice orange, clear IPA colour. Smells really intense like hops, grapefruit, freshness.. Lovely. Smells accordingly. Great mouthfeel. I absolutely love this beer!

Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Pours a lacing beige-khaki head with a deep golden body. Aromas of mangos and apricots. Flavor is honeyed malt, tropical fruit hops. Finish is lasting pineapple and passion fruit that is slightly dry.

peteinSD (1469) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Hazy copper/orange in the glass with a thinnish, quickly fading white head. Aroma is pungent resinous pine, bitter hops, and a biscuit malt backbone. Smells better than expected. Taste is dominated by bitter hops of front, some (but not enough) pine, and a balanced malt back bone. I have not idea on the freshness of this bottle but I suspect it’s months old. That said, it has held up fairly well and presents with a nice aroma, decent bitter hop taste, and a nice malt backbone that sits under the hop bitterness.

glennmastrange (2871) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of roasted and caramel, moderate to heavy pine and grapefruit for the hops, moderate soap for the yeast, with background notes of date, pepper, band-aid and green tomato. Head is small, frothy turning wispy, light orange tan, with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium orange/brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic and bitter, then the extra long finish is moderately acidic and heavily to harshly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a soft carbonation and a a moderately to heavily astringent finish. Full of great DIPA flavors, if a bit out of balance, and everything else is what I like from the style.

obeast (15) - Alabama, USA - JUN 18, 2011
Well here it goes. This is the first of hopefully many ratings. I have tried so many beers over the years I will never remember them all so this will be my virtual memory. I just bought this beer a couple weeks ago so I think it was sitting quite a while in the store. I can’t really say how long because there are no dates on the bottle but I can definitely tell with the amount of sediment resting on the bottom of the bottle. It smells very sweet, almost like a dessert wine.medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, long finish, caramel, nuts, floral, raisin, hazy, golden, frothy,

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